Painted Easter Eggs
Easter is right around the corner! The girls are getting excited and insisted that we do an Easter craft this week. So, we decided to paint some eggs . . . paper eggs. You will need paint in a variety of colors, white paint, Q-tips, paper plates or plain paper, scissors. We began by cutting out egg shapes from the paper plates. I made a template and used that to trace multiple eggs. Alexandra enjoyed tracing and cutting out the egg shapes too. Then, we put a variety of paints in an ice cube tray, adding some white paint to each mixture to make the colors pastel. The girls enjoyed mixing the paints to see the resulting pastel color. After they got their desired colors, they began to paint their eggs using the Q-tips. Alexandra experimented with polka dots, straight lines and squiggles. Margo enjoyed painting a Michigan-themed egg with yellow and blue, appealing to her dad's alma mater. Allow the eggs to dry. Beautiful.
MW2s and MWF
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On a family drive recently, we witnessed the most beautiful rainbow! The colors were vibrant and the arc of the rainbow was full. It was amazing! And, with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I knew we had to do a rainbow craft. You will need tissue paper in the rainbow colors, glue, water, a paintbrush, white construction paper, and a pencil. Begin by cutting the tissue paper into small pieces, no larger than an inch square. I placed each rainbow color in its own container for easy gluing. Mix glue with a splash of water, be careful not to use too much water as it will soak the paper. For my older daughter, Alexandra, I drew a rainbow with 7 arcs, one for each color of the rainbow. For my three year old, Margo, I drew one large arc. We talked about the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Alexandra carefully painted the glue mixture on the outer arc and placed the red tissue paper on it. When she finished the whole arc, she painted the glue mixture on top of the tissue paper. Be careful because the tissue paper might bleed. Alexandra then continued with the next arc and filled it with orange tissue paper. She repeated the process with each color of the rainbow. Margo, on the other hand, placed her colors randomly around the large arc, being careful to paint the glue mixture on top of the tissue paper too. When finished, we let the rainbows dry. Then, we cut out our rainbows and taped them on our window. Who knows, maybe we will find leprechauns and a pot of gold on St. Patrick's Day?!
MW2s and MWF