Easy Easter Egg Mixed Media Art Project (Get Your Doodle Pants on)

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Here’s a strong case against getting rid of everything you own right before you move: suddenly an idea for an Easter craft pops into your head, and you’ve cleaned your shelves of all those random wooden blocks and scraps of craft foam, and those are precisely the materials you need.

But! We wouldn’t be creatives without the ability to improvise, am I right, BOYYYY?

So, hey, I grabbed some textured craft foam I’ve been keeping for some unknown project, I found an oval stencil, and a cardboard round from a pizza box that I was keeping because I’m ridiculous.

Materials

Craft foam

Acrylic paint or craft paint

Brayer

White card stock

Black ultra fine Sharpies

art supplies for Easter egg art project

You can use a stencil or print out an oval shape from the internets and trace around that.

Glue your foam onto a block or some cardboard.

DIY egg stamps

Roll out some paint (I used Acrylic because it’s my fave. Mix white with your colors to get pastels.) and roll it onto your ovoid foam thingy. Press it all over your page, and let it dry.

Voila! You have cute little egg stamps on which to doodle. For hours.

Easter egg art project- make egg stamps to printmake with, and then tangle doodle on them, like Zentangle - easy kids' Easter art project

Easter egg art project- make egg stamps to printmake with, and then tangle doodle on them, like Zentangle - easy kids' Easter art project

These look kinda cool on their own, don’t they?

What I love about stamping is that each one looks different- you get some lighter areas, some darker, and it’s a quick way to lay down a bunch of shapes to take to the next art-making stage.

Easter egg art project- make egg stamps to printmake with, and then tangle doodle on them, like Zentangle - easy kids' Easter art project

Between different colors, I wiped off my stamps and let them dry. This was simply because I didn’t want to make a new stamp for each color, and I didn’t want the paint colors to mix and look icky. Oh, who am I kidding? I don’t have the patience to let paint dry! You can see in my eggs where the yellow has some pink in it. Good intentions, good intentions.

Easter egg art project- make egg stamps to printmake with, and then tangle doodle on them, like Zentangle - easy kids' Easter art project

The foam sucks in the paint pretty well, so it’s hard to completely remove a color once you’ve rolled it on.

Easter egg art project- make egg stamps to printmake with, and then tangle doodle on them, like Zentangle - easy kids' Easter art project

Remember: these stamps won’t last probably past this project, so if you want a longer-lasting egg stamp, trying carving or cutting one from the Speedball speedy-carve blocks. Or if you want to try your hand at potato prints, this is a good, simple shape to start with.

I tend to do more art projects for Easter than other holidays- probably because I love egg shapes so much – have you seen my string Easter egg craft? it’s the coolest.

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3 Comments

  1. Cyndy
    02/29/2016 / 9:40 am

    For boiled eggs, I put the eggs into cold water, bring it to an almost rolling boil, just barely boiling, take them off the heat, cover them and set the timer for 20 minutes. We have our own chickens, so we have to let the eggs age several weeks for optimal ease of peeling. However, my sister, who also has chickens, just told me yesterday that she steams, yes, steams, her eggs and they peel wonderfully, even the newest laid eggs. Wowzers. So I have to try that now. I think she said she steams them for 20 minutes.

    • 03/02/2016 / 1:47 pm

      Steaming! I need to try that. Someone sent me info. about pressure cooking eggs to hard boil them perfectly, but I’d rather not buy another kitchen appliance… oh boy, I may need to try steaming today. THANKS!

      • Cyndy
        03/02/2016 / 3:29 pm

        Let me know how they turn out 🙂 I still have a couple of old hardboiled eggs left, but as soon as they get eaten I will try the steam method, too.

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