Are you looking for Easter egg ideas? The sensory collage Easter egg art project is great for your classroom activities. It introduces children to the important senses of the human body with Roylco’s Sensory Collage Kit. It’s also great for working on fine motor skills.
Duration: 15 minutes
Learning Outcomes: Exercise fine motor skills. Practice sorting materials by color and texture. Learn about collage art. Develop sensory awareness.
Pull out a wavy sheet from the R15413 Sensory Paper package, choose your favorite pastel color, and draw an outline of an egg. Encourage kids to slowly move their palms and fingertips over the paper to feel the small raised patterns. Some kids may want to follow the patterns on the paper to create their designs, while others may want to create their own designs. You can color the wavy lines on the paper and it will divide the egg into different sections. You can make these lines as bold as you like.
Next, plan and place the sensory art materials you like on your egg. The Sensory Collage Kit contains 20 different sensory art packs to use in creating unique illustrations.
Before gluing the sensory art materials onto the artwork, you can play with the colors and the different textures. Think about which sensory art materials would best represent your Easter egg artwork.
Encourage children to talk about the color and the texture they use on the artwork and discuss what they feel. Is the color a warm color or a cool color? Is the material rough, hard, scratchy, smooth or bubbly? After exploring the materials, children can start to glue the sensory materials onto the artwork.
The artwork is almost finished. Have the children cut out the egg and glue it on to the cardstock. Here is our sensory collage Easter egg artwork. Write your name on the artwork and take it home for your Easter celebration!
Step-by-step Instructions ( Please see the graphic above ):
Fold your paper in half to make a triangle.
Fold the creased side of the triangle up about 3/4″.
Fold one side toward the center, line up the points and crease.
Fold another side toward the center. Line up the points and crease.
Fold the bottom up.
Flip it over. Fold the top point inside to create the top of the rabbit’s head. You can see the rabbit’s head is ready now.
Let’s work on the rabbit’s body. Take another piece of paper. Please check the graphic, fold one side of the paper to make a triangle. Then line up the points and fold another side into a triangle.
Flip it over. Align with the point at the bottom, fold the paper to make a triangle. Then line up the points and fold another side into a triangle.
Align with the points in the middle, then fold the shape into half to create a rabbit’s body. Put the rabbit’s head on the top of the body. The basic shape of rabbit is ready.
Roylco’s R15219 Elemetary Origami Animals pack provides different patterns and bright colors of origami paper. Contrasting colors are printed on the reverse side. Use the fun bright paper to create your own designs.
You can draw different cute facial features on the rabbit. Or you can use other craft paper to cut out the features and glue them on the rabbit.
Check out our blog post on “How to make origami carrots” and make a couple of carrots for your rabbits.
Display the rabbits somewhere festive, hide them around the house, or around the neighborhood where friends might find them.
Punch a hole at the back of the rabbit. Thread a piece of yarn with all the rabbits you make. Hang the rabbits from the ceiling or use them to decorate bulletin boards, doors and hallways!
Use white chalk to draw an outline of an egg on to Roylco’s R15213 Color Diffusing Paper . Then create some patterns to design your egg. I also wrote ” Happy Easter” in the middle of the egg. Encourage children to use their imagination to create their own designs.
Next, place the paper in the paint tray. Wet the R15213 Color Diffusing Paper, and use Roylco’s R54470 Junior Heart Paint Pipettes to drip liquid watercolor paint over top of the wet surface. Encourage children to experiment with different color palettes. It’s lots of fun for children to play with different colors and watch the colors flow and blend to create spectacular patterns and effects.. This is a great time for children to learn about color mixing, ask the children to discuss the effects of color mixing.
Let the artwork dry in the paint tray for couple of hours. You can also use a blow dryer to dry the artwork. You can see the result is unexpected and beautiful.
The color diffusing Easter egg artwork is almost ready. Once the paint is dry, you can cut the egg out and glue it on to the cardstock.
You can use Roylco’s R22054 Lace Design Paper or R15214 Super Value Color Diffusing Paper to dye your eggs.
Please see the graphic below. We used both papers. The different texture and design of the paper will create different dying results on the Easter eggs.
Use either the R22054 Lace Design Paper or R15214 Super Value Color Diffusing Paper to wrap the egg. Tie the ends tightly with an elastic.
Use Roylco’s R54470 Junior Heart Paint Pipettes to squeeze a few drops of food coloring on to the paper. Then use another Junior Heart Paint Pipette to squeeze a couple of drops of water on the egg. As the egg becomes wet the colors will flow and blend together. Please do not drop too much water on the egg. The more water you add, the more diluted the color of the egg will be.
3. Use the same technique to dye the eggs with different colors.
4. Place the eggs in the paint tray. Let them dry. It will take around 6 hours for them to dry. To speed up the drying, you can use a blow dryer.
All the eggs are dry now! Let’s open them!
You can see the spectacular patterns and colors on the eggs. You can use your eggs as decorations or have an Easter Egg hunt. Enjoy them!
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Weave a colorful Cross! • Begin by gently separating the weaving strips from the panel and loosening the die-cut slats of the cross. Allow four strips per cross.
• Start by weaving the vertical area of the cross. Insert a strip through the slats of the mat and weave in and out. When you have finished the first strip, start the second but alternate the “in and out” pattern each time. A wavy, checkerboard pattern will appear.
• Trim off the excess weaving strip lengths and use to complete the cross bar of the cross.Carefully glue or tape the ends down on the backside of the weaving mat. Notice the different color combination you have created on the reverse side.
Tape your finished cross to a window for inspirational window art or decorate a Bible classroom doorway. Use several Cross Weaving Mats to decorate a bulletin board for Easter!
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The kit makes a great gift for crafty young kids! Make bouquets for loved ones or use the flowers to decorate a wall board in your classroom for a spring display.
To make the flowers in each bouquet, pop them first out of their paper backing. Take a chenille stem and slide the tip into the center hole of the flower. Curve the tip to secure the stem to the flower.
To add details such as leaves, locate the hole at one end of the leaf. Press the chenille stem through the leaf and pull it halfway up the length of the stem. Repeat this process until you have a full arrangement of flowers. We incorporated the flowers we made into a crown for Mother’s Day to celebrate all the great things that moms do for us!