Creative Family Activities for Easter Holidays

Art One Academy wishes everyone an egg-ceedingly beautifull Easter. Even though our studio will be closed from April 6 to April 9 creativity is going on! This time it’s about decorating Easter Eggs.

Fun and creative activities you can do at home with the kids without using technology or a lot of money!

Cool Melted Crayon Eggs

When regular crayon meets the shell of a just-boiled egg, the crayon wax softens, and the colors swirl together in a magical way. The results are fast, fun, and gorgeous.

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Materials

  • white eggs
  • tongs
  • empty egg carton or plastic bottle caps
  • crayons
  • white vinegar (optional)
  • Paper towels

Instructions
1. Boil the eggs in a mixture of water and vinegar (about 1 1/2 tablespoons of vinegar for every cup of water) for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat.

2. Carefully remove a hot egg (parents only) and let it cool for about 10 minutes. (Leave the others in the water until you’re almost ready to decorate them, so they stay warm.)

3. Holding the egg on a paper towel, draw on the shell with the crayons’ tips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayons’ sides. To avoid smudging your design when turning the egg, carefully lift it from the paper towel, turn it, then set it back down.
4. Extra step. For a speckled effect, grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs. The waxy eggs are very slippery, so take care when turning them to color the underside.
5. Let the design set for about 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Egg Stand

Now when your “piece of art” eggs are done it’s time to make some egg stands so you can display your creations beautifully.

Materials

  • 6-inch pipe cleaners
  • Pencil

Instructions

1. To make a stand for your egg, first twist together the ends of a 6-inch length of pipe cleaner to form a 1-1/2-inch-diameter ring. Now make the stand’s legs. One at a time, fold 3 more 6-inch pipe cleaner pieces in half around a pencil and twist together the 2 halves, leaving an inch or so of the ends free, as shown.

2. Remove the pencil and twist the free ends around the pipe cleaner ring. Finally, bend up the loops to create the stand’s feet.

We hope that you will enjoy your Easter Holidays!

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