This Yarn Squiggle Art Easter Egg Activity offers a fun and experimental process for children to explore lines and colour.
Inspired by our Yarn Art Concept, this is a process-led art activity and kids will love how the yarn will naturally twist and bend as they lower the threads to create squiggles. Unlike traditional squiggle art concepts, the yarn adds another dynamic to the process, with the lines literally popping out from the page.
Watercolours can be used to fill the squiggle shapes, but the process is open to many different materials.
For example, basic acrylic paint to scrunched up tissue or even glitter/sequins and buttons!
The concept is perfectly open-ended for children, allowing them to simply play with the materials they have to hand.
Yarn Squiggle Art Easter Egg Activity: Materials
White Card Stock
PVA Glue & Glue Stick
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Yarn Squiggle Art Easter Activity: Tutorial
Download and print the Easter Egg Outline on white Card Stock.
Cut 3 or 4 even strands of yarn.
Dip the first strand of yarn into a plate filled with PVA Glue and move it within the glue to ensure the strand is covered. If necessary, use a glue stick to press uncovered parts into the glue.
Weighted by the PVA glue, hold the strand above the template and gently lower it to the Easter Egg Outline.
As the strand is lowered, try to create squiggles.
Continue filling the white space with yarn.
In some of the larger areas, try to twirl the yarn into the circle shape (as shown above).
Leave the yarn to fully dry before progressing to the next step.
Step 6: 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?
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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy this Yarn Squiggle Art Easter Egg Activity. This concept forms of one three that we’ve created with the same template.
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