Easter Art, Craft and Science Ideas

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Happy Easter, everybody!

Have you decorated you eggs yet or are you, like our family, suddenly realizing your weekend is going to be busier than you thought?! In case you are still looking for some quick and fun ideas to spice up your holidays, you’ve come to the right place. These are some of our favorite Easter ideas from the previous years that we are planning to bring back to life on Saturday! Hope you can join us.

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These easy salt-and-watercolors eggs make a great Easter garland or wreath. You can also make flowers or butterflies like this. Easy, fun and kids love it. Here’s how to do it.

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See how you do this. You can either use a crayon to draw on a hot hard-boiled egg and watch it melt. Or you can shred the crayon, color your egg and roll it in the shredded wax before the egg cools down too much.

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I love Pisanky! And this melted-crayon above the muffin tin is as close as you can get with small kids. You still needs to be careful but it is not that difficult technique to masker. Here’s how to do it – and remember, you can always color the egg before or after you are done.

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And one more idea: the ultimate Easter science project: the naked egg! See how you can make it in just a couple of days. Just make sure you make more than one because the kids will love it and will be devastated it is breaks… (at least mine were).

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Antarctica in art

The Art around the world course is slowly finishing up. This week we have visited the land of ice and snow: Antarctica.

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It was a pretty ambitions project that I am very proud to say: we were able to finish in 50 minutes! Kids were playing around with watercolors. They used light and dark blue, lemon juice, salt, sponges, tissues, water and foil to create an interesting snowy effect for the background of their painting. Then we talked about the way to create a penguin, sketched it on a piece of watercolor paper, cut it out and decorated it with tempera paint. Kids loved adding sweater, mittens, hats and more fun stuff to keep their penguins warm and cozy.

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Then we glued the penguins onto the watercolor paper and added some snow. Done. Hectic but totally worth it!

Pissarro and Harvest

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Little O’Keeffe

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This week my Little Artists (3-5 years old) learned about Georgia O’Keeffe and colors in nature.

I brought some flowers for them to explore with magnifying glasses. We talked about details and close-ups and looked at many different paintings. It was fun. Kids touched, smelled and really looked at all the different kinds of flowers. Then they selected the one flower they wanted to paint.

They worked on canvas with sharpies and liquid watercolors and really enjoyed the process (it was much less messy than I thought it would be). They painted with brushes and then – with the flowers and we talked about the differences. I love how they turned out – all different.

Black flowers are in

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The Sun has come to Seattle and with that, it is much easier to feel the spring fever. Everything is starting to bloom and find ourselves wanting to draw all of that.

This weekend we decided to paint a colorful garden – and were looking for an idea that would be fun for 5 year-olds and easy enough a 2 year olds could do it… and this worked great. First, the kids used liquid watercolors and sea sponges to mix beautiful and cheerful backgrounds. Then, we let it dry and used sharpies to draw a garden over it. Simple.

You can see more of our recent projects on our Instagram page.

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 4: Bubble-wrap

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This has been our favorite technique as well. Use watercolors to paint on a bubble wrap instead of on the paper. Kids think it is really fun and they love stamping with it. I’d recommend to cut the wrap into small pieces, the bigger ones can get very difficult to handle… and if your kids decide (like mine) to stamp their face, it will cover only a small part.