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CREATE … easter art with paint, marbles, and flower petals

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Here are 2 simple art activities to try with the kids:

PAINTING WITH MARBLES AND FLOWER PETAL PRESSED WINDOW ART.

PAINTING WITH MARBLES

construction paper (this time we cut out egg shapes and crosses)

tape

washable tempura paint

marbles

pan (we used this glass pan that I could easily wash out, but a plastic container would work well too.)

DIRECTIONS

Tape the paper shapes in the pan. Dip your marbles in paint. Set them anywhere on the paper or in the pan and start to slowly move the pan around so the paint filled marbles roll across the paper, adding as may layers of paint as you would like. We chose to do this one indoors, but the marbles can easily roll out of the pan so next time we may move this one outside. This one is so much fun for exploring abstract art and color mixing. 

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FLOWER PETAL PRESSED WINDOW ART

You will need:

Contact paper cut into a desired shape ( again, for this time we used egg shapes and crosses)

colorful flower petals

DIRECTIONS

Lay one shape cut out of contact paper with sticky side up. Press on the flower petals. Layer a second sheet on top of the floral design. Press and it’s ready to hang in the window.

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Blessings to all this Holy week and Easter weekend!

Julie

NEST … inspired by this lovely naturally styled easter table

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Naturally styled Easter setting via casa tres chic

I especially love the sculpted egg hangings and the egg crate filled with collections. Something to think about for next year and start collecting treasures.

Happy Easter weekend!

Julie

CREATE … naturally dyed easter eggs and a finished lacy easter skirt

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I posted a progress shot a couple of weeks ago of the Easter skirt made using vintage lace and here’s the finished skirt using this Oliver and S pattern. It was really fun to make and a very simple pattern to use.

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The kids all decorated eggs using cray pas, which work so well, and then dipped them into natural dyes using turmeric and berries. Here are some other examples of natural egg dyes. We just used what we had available at the house. They had fun decorating, but maybe even more fun making the straight pin stands for the eggs to dry on (found via pinterest).  You can take a look at my Easter pinterest board here for other fun ideas.

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Have a safe and happy Easter with your family!

Julie