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