C is for Craft – Easy Easter Craft for Kids

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 Easter craft ideas  and came across a large number of Easter themed crafts.  This one in particular caught my eye.  I was looking for an easy Easter craft 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 These 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 Pastels
  • 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?

 

 

16 Responses to C is for Craft – Easy Easter Craft for Kids
  1. @MryJhnsn from iNeedaPlaydate
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    April 4, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    Great craft idea! And so versatile – it can be done for any holiday!
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    • Diane
      April 4, 2012 | 6:25 pm

      So true!

  2. AimeeKay
    April 4, 2012 | 7:05 pm

    That is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Bicultural Mama
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    April 4, 2012 | 9:38 pm

    I have never used gel sticks. I like the bright colors they display. Nice craft!
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    • Diane
      April 4, 2012 | 9:45 pm

      I had never heard of them either, but I’m so glad I found them.

  4. Melody
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    April 5, 2012 | 12:05 am

    That is really neat! Great job!
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  5. Jen - Life With Levi
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    April 5, 2012 | 1:40 am

    I’ve never heard of gel sticks before. I’m going to have to look for these next time I’m at the craft store.
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    • Diane
      April 5, 2012 | 1:45 am

      I really like them.

  6. Sadie
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    April 5, 2012 | 1:57 am

    Wow that is so neat! I love it. :) I will have to try those out.
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  7. Kallie Greenly
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    April 5, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Nicoyle Simmons
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    April 5, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    That looks easy to do and how yours turned out is really pretty. I haven’t see that product before that you mention. I will have to get some of those.
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  9. Ally
    April 5, 2012 | 11:13 pm

    Wow – how creative and beautiful! Thanks for sharing on momstown arts and crafts!
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  10. Kristin
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    April 6, 2012 | 2:14 am

    Love this…it would be a great craft to do with my niece. (I pinned it, btw!)

    :)
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    • Diane
      April 6, 2012 | 3:13 am

      Thanks for pinning!

  11. daria
    March 28, 2013 | 4:57 pm

    I love the corss, it’s so beautiful.

    I made a kids version of a craft from my grandparent’s culture – the Ukraine. You can see my simple pysanky here: http://tinytappingtoes.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/simple-pysanky-ukrainian-easter-eggs-a-beautiful-spring-craft/

  12. daria
    March 28, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    Oops, I meant to say “cross” in the comment above… Dyslexia at work again!

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