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Easter Light Ray Cross

I am a class mom for my son’s kindergarten class.  One of my responsibilities as a class mom is to come up with a craft which coincides with some of the holidays.  Since my son attends a Catholic school, and since Easter is rapidly approaching, this month’s craft had to have an Easter theme.

In search of some inspiration, I fired up Google and did a search for an easy Easter craft for kids that the class could make. I came across a large number of Easter themed crafts.  This one in particular caught my eye.  I was looking for an easy Easter craft for kids and this one seemed easy enough for kindergarteners so I decided that this was the one.  Plus, I already had most of the supplies I would need for this craft on hand except for the watercolor paint.  I didn’t really want to buy paint because I didn’t want the kids to make a huge mess, so I did some research to try to find something that I could use that would deliver the watercolor effect,  but that would be too messy to use and found these:

faber-castell watercolor gel sticks

These Faber-Castell Gel Sticks are basically semi-solid paint sticks that roll up and down. They are kind of like glue sticks.  The consistency is the same,  but instead of glue, they’re comprised of a semi-translucent paint.  These are very easy to use and they were able to produce the desired effect.

Supplies needed:

  • Cardstock paper
  • Cross template
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Oil Pastel Gel Sticks
  • wet wipes

Instructions:

  • Print out cross template from here
  • Cut out cross template and trace onto cardstock
  • near base of cross, draw a hill in pencil
  • Using oil pastels, trace cross using various colors as you go along
  • Using oil pastels, trace hill using different shades of green oil pastels
  • Using your finger tips smudge the oil pastels off of the cross to form rays.
  • Using light strokes, glide different shades of blue gel sticks onto the cardstock to create the sky
  • Similarly, using light strokes, glide different shades of green gel sticks onto the cardstock to create the grassy hill..
  • Finally, using the wet wipes, rub in the gel to create the watercolor effect.

cross template

traced cross

cross with oil pastels

Easter Light Ray Cross

There you have it!

Have done any crafting for Easter? What did you make? Do you know of an other easy Easter craft for kids that you can share?

 

 

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