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:
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.
- Cardstock paper
- Cross template
- Oil Pastels
- Gel sticks
- wet wipes
- 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.
There you have it!
Have done any crafting for Easter? What did you make?
C is for Craft – Easy Easter Craft for Kids dlvr.it/1PCtxz
— Diane Nassy(@philZENdia) April 4, 2012