1. Marbled Eggs, 'Planet Easter'
My 7 and 5 year olds had such fun marbling these cut out card egg shapes.
Dripping the coloured inks onto a tray of water....
Blowing, combing, swirling the inks....
Placing the egg template onto their pattern to transfer the marbling from the water to the paper.
We were amazed at how the eggs looked like parts of the earth's surface, land mass and sea - especially when viewed on a black background - here are some examples of what we achieved - I think we'll string them up as bunting across the fireplace.
You can download a simple egg template
on my Easter ideas page
Find an an old cardboard box, as tall as your child if possible. Cut out an egg shape, along with an oval face shape to peep through.
We covered ours in white paper and used oil pastels to decorate it. I took this idea to school when my daughter was 4 years old - the whole class of 30 kids had great fun dancing around as giant eggs and then they had their photos taken, to make Easter cards - a great activity that you can take outdoors and burn off some energy with too!
Children of all ages can enjoy exploring colour and shape with this downloadable doodle art. Try crayons, pastels, felt tips, water colours, collage, scraps of coloured paper or fabric to achieve different effects. Printable worksheets can be downloaded here
Use these free printable worksheets to explore cool and warm colour palettes.
The finished pieces make great wall art, or you can cut up the squares to make Easter cards, mini bunting, journal covers, bookmarks.....
This is another favourite activity in our house.
Most craft shops sell cardboard or polystyrene eggs of all sizes.
You can buy the actual decopatch patterned coloured papers and glue or just use tissue paper and pva glue.
Cut or tear the tissue paper into small pieces and layer it over the egg shape until it's coveredP - the great thing is that the glue dries clear and leaves the egg all shiny and glossy!
Have fun and have a great Easter!
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