This simple Squiggle Art Easter Egg Activity can be adapted to suit children of all ages and explores line work, colour matching, basic colour theory and shape.
With the aide of our handy printable Easter Egg Template, this project can be largely child-led and I would encourage Arty Crafty Kids to explore this concept in their own way, using this post as a guide only.
While the focus of this activity is watercolour paint, lots of different mediums and techniques could also be explored.
For example, try filling the white space with fingerprints or/and overlay painted areas with prints of a circular object (bubble wrap, pen lid etc, lego etc).
Alternatively, try collaging the larger areas with torn printed paper or recycled paper from a magazine.
There are many ways for Arty Crafty Kids to make this craft their own and use their creativity to create something really special.
Squiggle Line Art Easter Egg Activity: Materials
White Card Stock
Black Sharpie (or crayon/oil pastel)
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Squiggle Line Art Easter Egg Activity: Tutorial
Download and the print the Easter Egg Template onto white card stock.
Use a black pen or crayon (a crayon will repel the water, allowing Arty Crafty Kids to brush over the lines with their watercolour paints) to work within the Easter Egg outline, filling the white space with squiggly lines.
OPTIONAL: Fill the gaps with smaller squiggle lines.
Let’s add colour!
Using your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium, fill in the white space with colours.
If your Arty Crafty Kids are using watercolours, there are a couple of techniques they may enjoy exploring.
They could experiment with a wet-on-wet application, whereby a light layer of water is spread across the paper first with the paint applied on top.
Alternatively, or as well as, they can mix water directly with the paints. The amount of water used will affect the vibrancy of the colour i.e. less water will create bolder colours; more water will create lighter shades and are more likely to blend with surrounding colours.
Continue filling the white space with various colours.
This is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to explore and play with colour.
Try mixing primary colours (red, blue, yellow) to create new shades. How many new colours can your Arty Crafty Kids make?
Once the Easter Egg is complete, a colour matching element could be added to extend the craft.
Gather a collection of buttons, pom-poms and sequin, and ask your Arty Crafty Kids match their colours to the correct painted area.
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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy this Squiggle Line Art Easter Egg Activity. This concept forms of one three that we’ve created with the same template.
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