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Easter Art Projects

From Easter egg decorating ideas to Easter art projects, parents and teachers are on the hunt for fun and easy Easter crafts for preschoolers this spring. Easter art for kids is a great opportunity to allow children the chance to exercise their creativity in a unique way. From dyeing eggs to painting springy masterpieces, Easter is a wonderful time to let preschoolers explore their artistic abilities while having fun.

Full of fun art projects for preschoolers Time to Create has several activities you can easily modify into Easter art projects. Here are some Easter art projects you can try at home or in the classroom today!

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Painting on Fabric

Materials:

  • White cotton fabric
  • Thick box cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Paint
  • Permanent felt-tipped markers
  • Iron (adult only)

What to do:

  1. Tape the cotton fabric to the cardboard with masking tape to hold it steady as the child works.
  2. Let the child draw his image directly onto the fabric with the markers.
  3. If using acrylic paints, dilute 1:1 with water. Add painted details directly to the fabric.
  4. Allow fabric to dry thoroughly.
  5. Once dry, iron with a hot iron (adult only).

Easter Art:

Have children paint or draw a spring or Easter themed image full of pastel colors and things they think of when they think of Easter!

 

White Glue Batik

Create a unique design on fabric with this twist on the batik process- the use of white glue makes it a much more child-friendly alternative to the traditional hot wax.

Materials:

  • Child-friendly white craft glue in a squeezable bottle
  • Acrylic paint (do not use washable paints for this activity)
  • Water
  • White cotton fabric
  • Cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic tub or bucket
  • Iron (adult only)

What to do:

  1. Tape the fabric to the cardboard with masking tape to hold it steady as the child works.
  2. Let the child create his design directly onto the fabric by squeezing the glue from the bottle. Older children may wish to lightly sketch their designs first with a pencil.
  3. Put aside until the glue has completely dried.
  4. Dilute the acrylic paint colors by combining with a little water. The more water you add, the less intense the chosen colors.
  5. Encourage the child to completely cover the fabric with paint, and allow to thoroughly dry.
  6. To remove the flue, soak the fabric in a tub of warm water for 20 minutes, refreshing the water after the first 10 minutes so that it stays warm. As necessary, gently rub away the glue from the fabric with your finger.
  7. Once the glue is completely removed, hang the fabric to dry and then iron with a hot iron (adult only).

Easter Art:

Have children create Easter or spring inspired designs with the glue.
The batik process can also be used when dying Easter eggs. Create designs in glue on hardboiled eggs, allow the glue to dry, and let the children dye the eggs. After the dyeing process, remove the glue for a unique Easter egg design! 




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