This Easter egg art is so fun and simple to make!!! And it might just tell you something about yourself as you see the Warshak test design that it creates. Of course, you can use this interesting painting technique for other things too. Really, cut out any form, squeeze a little paint and squish away to create a work of art! For example, make an Easter cross too.
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper (any color)
- Assorted paints
- Hole punch (optional)
- White yarn (optional)
- Scotch tape (optional)
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Step 1: Cut out the egg
- First, fold your piece of construction paper in half. Choose whatever color you want to use for the base of your decorated Easter egg.
- Then, draw a large half egg coming out from the crease.
- Last, cut the egg out. You can always make little tweaks if you don’t like the shape. But really, any oval type shape will do.
- *For toddlers, you will want to complete this step for them. For little ones who are still mastering scissor skills, draw over the pencil marks with a bold marker so that the line is easier to cut.
Step 2: Decorate
- Place your egg, opened up, on your newspaper to avoid making a big mess
- Squeeze a little paint, in various colors, here and there on one side ONLY of the cut out egg. Don’t get too much paint or you will just have a big blob instead of a decoration.
- Fold the egg and apply gentle pressure (not too much or the sides might stick together and not open cleanly). Some paint may squeeze out the side. Don’t worry. That is why the newspaper is there.
- Open your egg back up and see the pattern you have made. Beautiful!!!
- Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to step 3 (which is optional)
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Step 3: Lacing (Optional)
- Now that the paint is dry, punch holes all around the edge, approximately 1/2″ apart
- Cut about 1 yard of white yarn and wrap tape around the end.
- Pull the yarn through the first hole and secure it in the back with a piece of tape.
- Now lace through the holes, around and around or in and out. If you run out of yarn before you get to the end, just tape the end down, get a new piece and start over again in the same way.
- When you have laced through all of the holes, Cut off the excess yarn and secure the tail in the back with a piece of tape.