Easy Easter Art Idea

With Easter nearly upon us, this easy paper art project uses a timeless and simple art technique that can be used to create so many different, beautiful Easter projects. It's irresistible to young children and adults alike. 


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Easy Paper Easter Art Idea - using a simple technique that can be easily recreated at home or in the classroom | you clever monkey

To start, you will need:

- some different scraps of ribbon
- white paper (we just used 80gsm)
- crayons
- pieces of recycled cardboard
- clear glue

Simply lay the scraps of lace under the paper and use your crayons to rub over the top, creating a imprint of the lace underneath. We've all done this with bark and coins - lace works just as well.


Easy Paper Easter Art Idea - using a simple technique that can be easily recreated at home or in the classroom | you clever monkey

Whilst my older two and I could hold the paper still enough, my youngest struggled to do the same so using some of our lace offcuts, I created some rubbing plates for her to use instead by gluing some pieces to some cardboard I pulled out of the recycling.

Easy Paper Easter Art Idea - using a simple technique that can be easily recreated at home or in the classroom | you clever monkey

She found this much easier to handle. I also printed out some simple egg shapes for them to decorate. I printed 2 per A4 sheet of paper to also make them more manageable for small hands. These rubbing plates worked so well I made some more for my class to use as well.

Easy Paper Easter Art Idea - using a simple technique that can be easily recreated at home or in the classroom | you clever monkey

Easy Paper Easter Art Idea - using a simple technique that can be easily recreated at home or in the classroom | you clever monkey

We're going to use our (many) paper eggs to make an Easter garland to decorate our house but the same technique could easily be used for many other Easter projects - cards for friends, Easter pictures or make lots of smaller ones to cut and make 3D eggs with. Or perhaps overlaid with a Easter-themed cutout frame or simply use the decorated paper to make Easter origami or baskets.  How else would you use this technique? I love to hear your suggestions!


Easy Paper Easter Art Idea - using a simple technique that can be easily recreated at home or in the classroom | you clever monkey

If you're looking for more Easter inspiration, you might like to check out my Easter Pinterest board: 

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2 comments

  1. Your creativity amazes me! You always have the best ideas!

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    1. Why thank you Sara! If I teach my kids little else, I would love for them to be able to look at anything and see all the possibilities it might hold. A box does not just have to be a box!

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