I love celebrating seasons through hand crafts – painting, decoupage, paper crafts, etc. There’s not a craft I won’t try. For this Easter, I settled on a mash-up of two of my favorite crafts: snowflake-making and painting.
My little lady and I love making paper snowflakes in the winter. But who says this lacy, lovely craft can only be made in the colder months?
So we gave the paper snowflake a Spring makeover, starting with a simple egg shape instead of the traditional snowflake circle or square. Then, we folded the paper to cut out shapes and lines. When we were finished, we had created the perfect egg stencil. Next, we chose the Springiest colors we could find to paint the cut-out patterns onto another paper egg. The result: pastel perfection. Egg-cellent!
- Solid card stock or construction paper in lighter colors or white (as many sheets as you want eggs)
- White printer paper for stencils
- Scotch tape
- Pastel craft paints
- Small craft paint brushes
- Fold colored construction paper in half lengthwise and draw a semi-circle (semi-oval). When you open it back up, this will be your egg shape. I made mine a little wider at the bottom to give it that “egg” look.
- Cut out “egg”.
- Fold white printer paper in half lengthwise. Fit your cut-out egg over the white paper so you can trace the same egg shape for the white paper. Then cut out your white egg.
- Fold white egg several times as you would to make a snowflake. Cut desired shapes into the folds of your egg. When done, unfold.
- Gently tape your egg snowflake stencil over your colored-paper egg. You may need to tape it down in a couple of spots to get it to stay in place.
- Paint the openings in your stencil. Let dry.
- Remove stencil. Display as you like!