This elementary-age oriented Easter craft is an excellent combination of process-art and directed-art.
Process Art (Stage 1): For the expressive background paintings, the instructions are to paint and have fun; no other guidelines or prompting need to be given. When we did this project, my kids had no idea what the end project would be.
Directed Art (Stage 2): After completing our Pom-Pom free-form, experimental paintings, we decided to use them in an Easter-themed adult-directed art project. Read on to see what we made, and to grab a FREE template!
Here’s what we did. Enjoy!
Pom-Pom Brush Painting
Today’s project starts by painting a child-directed pattern on a sheet of paper using a Pom-Pom Paintbrush. Encourage your child’s experimental mark-making with this unique paintbrush. Circles, stripes, blotches, patterns, and each child’s unique paint selection make each design distinct.
Tip: When the pom-pom becomes completely paint-saturated, switch out the pom-pom with a new fresh, puffy one.
Easter Bunny + Egg Printable
While your pom-pom paintings are drying, you can start on the second part of this craft: the Easter Bunny + Easter Egg cutout.
We made a FREE PRINTABLE for you to use as a tracer and cutting pattern for the Easter Bunny/Easter Egg design combination.
- Print your tracer.
- Cut out the “Easter Egg” shape on your tracer printout.
- Use the tracer to trace/transfer the design onto your craft’s piece of paper. We recommend using construction paper or cardstock.
- Cut out the “Easter Egg” shape on your final design.
- Decorate your bunny’s face, maybe even include large googly eyes.
- Don’t forget to add details to the inside of the bunny ears!
- When your pom-pom painted designs are dry, glue them to the back of your bunny.
- Show off your design by displaying it prominently in your home or school!
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