Easter Eggs-travaganza, day2: Lines and Stix

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Last week we talked about lines (at home): what they are,  how they can make shapes… and then decided to use the idea on the Easter eggs we want to put on our windows.

We took wikki stix (that we haven’t played with in a long time) and started decorating. My 5-year-old tried to make hearts and spirals, which was really cute… while my 2-year old went for quantity (and just stole on of the shapes from her brother when he wasn’t looking). Anyway, I really liked this because it was fun, fast and totally mess-free. No glue, no leftovers… just two eggs for our window display.

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day1: Egg in Black

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It’s just 10 days until Easter. That said, let me kick-off the Easter Eggs-travaganza 2013! Every day from today until Easter, I’ll post egg decorating ideas and techniques you can try – from real eggs to paper ones, from watercolors to wax. Stay tuned and eggsiting enjoy the ride (I promise I’ll stop with the puns).

Today is a simple black and white art – you just need paper and a sharpie. Let your child divide the egg into couple of parts and fill each of them with a pattern. Show them different patterns beforehand – lines, dots, swirls, spirals, etc.

When they done, you can cut it out and glue it onto a black/dark colored piece of paper to help it really stand out.

(These were created by 5 and 2 year olds)

Spring into Spring

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Spring is beginning in a couple of days and we are less than two weeks away from Easter. How did this happen? Well, at any rate… it is high time to start planning the EGG-citing art projects for this month that bring some spring into your homes… I put together a lot of great projects and egg-decorating ideas (that I tried or have on my try-this-year-for-sure list) and I hope you’re going to enjoy them as much as we do. Click here to see them all.