Easter is one of my top five favorite holidays, mostly because it’s the first holiday of Spring. It’s nice out. The sun is shining. We can wear dresses and sandals. The colors that Easter casts are soft and pretty. And it just makes me happy. So of course it’s never to early to start an Easter craft.
When my daughter was born, I vowed to decorate for every single holiday. Big or small. Well, that’s not true. We don’t decorate for President’s Day, but Easter is a for sure decorating holiday. I like doing the simple crafts with my daughter, but I also like when she helps me make decorations that we can display in our home. I enjoy having the shelves and walls covered in decorations that one of us (or both) has made. It makes everything feel more home like.
For this craft I painted a canvas with one of my favorite paint & color: Folk Art in Aqua. Folk Art paint is thicker than others that I have tried, which means it takes less paint (less coats) to cover the canvas. When I sit down for a project, I want to be able to finish it. My patience level does not permit a ‘coming back to let it dry’. I most likely won’t finish the project if this is required. I want to start and finish and hang it up in the same night!
So while the paint was quickly drying, my little one and I organized buttons and cut strips of ribbon for our Easter Egg Canvas art.
When the paint was dry enough, I drew on the shape of an egg with pencil.
We used a hot glue gun to glue on each button or strip of ribbon. We chose to do each line with the same color of buttons (except for the last line) and alternate the ribbon used for each strip.
This could be done in a variety of different ways. Let your creative juices flow!!
The buttons we got at the dollar store and the ribbon I picked up on clearance from Michael’s. So this project cost around $5 to complete. And because we used a glue gun, I foresee this being a decoration that we can use every Easter, year after year.
[Yes, my 4 year old uses a glue gun. I taught her in a way that she understands not to touch it and I trust that she will be safe. Please don’t let your child use a glue gun if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. Glue guns can cause severe burns. Children should not be left unattended with a glue gun!]
I have teamed up with a bunch of fantabulous bloggers to all share Easter ideas for kids. Please check them out here. Also, if you are a blogger and have Easter ideas you would like to share with us, we have created a link party. We would LOVE to see all of your fantastic Easter ideas. Please share with us here. Link party is open until Easter.
Bubble Wrap Easter Egg by The Resourceful Mama
Egg Wreath by Raising Fairies and Knights
Ribbon & Button Egg by Playdough & Popsicles
Origami Easter Bunnies by Very Fairy Good
Cute & Easy Colorful Easter Bunny Shirts by Crafty Mama in ME
How to Make an Easter Egg Suncatcher by Raising Little Superheroes
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