Handmade kid cards are my favourites to receive and this Easter egg craft is a great way to make your own cards for teachers, grandparents and friends! We show you a few painting techniques to try with your cards and we’d love to see the creative processes you think of to use this free Easter egg template. Materials Easter egg template egg card template *Please note this includes one large per page and 2 smaller per page* Cardstock We always find these items useful too: Directions Print your egg template on thick paper such as cardstock. Don your smock! Comb Painting Egg Lay your template in your tray. Put blobs of paint on the egg and pull through the paint with your comb. Moving slightly up and down while you do this will lead to these wonderfully squiggly lines! Allow to dry overnight. Cut out your egg (be careful to not cut out that folding line in the middle!). If you can’t see your lines, simply just put another template over it to cut (taping the edges) and this will make a nice interior if you glue them together especially if you print it on a coordinating colour. Fold your card down the middle. (A popsicle turned sideways can make a sharp edge). Inscribe a message inside for your friend! Smoosh Painting Eggs Cut out your egg card first and fold it in the centre with a popsicle stick/ tongue to make a sharp folded edge. Open the card, add some paint blobs and then fold the card together. Use your popsicle stick turned sideways (so the thin edge meets the paper) to pull from the middle line to the edge, applying a bit of pressure. Open your card to see how it turned out! Inscribe it for a friend! Painting On Wet Eggs Lay your template in your tray. Cover your egg with a thin layer of water with a brush. Dip your cotton swab (Q-tip) into your liquid watercolour paints and apply them to your wet surface and watch what happens! You could also experiment with a pipette. Allow to dry overnight. Cut out your egg (be careful to not cut out that folding line in the middle!). Fold your card down the middle. (A popsicle turned sideways can make a sharp edge). Inscribe a message inside for your friend! Splat Painted Eggs Lay your template in your tray. Fill small containers with liquid paint. We used watercolours. Dip your pom poms into the paint. You could use tongs or a close pin if you want to avoid dying your fingers. Drop them onto your egg. For variations, paint your egg with water first or drop your saturated pom poms into a strainer like seen in the video. Be sure to wear a smock for this project! Foam Paint Eggs Use an clean, empty soap pump for this. Add some dish soap to the container. Add a little bit of water. Shake to combine. Pump the foam onto your egg template. Once your egg is dry it will have a bubbly finish on the paper. We lined it with a matching colour and then wrote a note for a friend inside! Puffy Paint Eggs Puffy paint is 1 part white glue to 1 part shaving foam (make sure you don’t use gel). You can colour it with a bit of food colouring or paint. Once you have made it, put into a squeeze bottle (like one for condiments) or re-use a plastic baggie, fill it and make a small snip in the corner. Apply your puffy paint to your card like you would icing and allow it to dry overnight. Cut out your egg (be careful to not cut out that folding line in the middle!). Fold your card down the middle. (A popsicle turned sideways can make a sharp edge). Inscribe a message inside for your friend! Splatter Painted Eggs Lay your template in the tray and try this technique for a splatter-y, space-y look! 3 Additional Ideas: Collage Eggs, Dipped Eggs and Drip Drop Eggs Pin this idea Purpose Recognizing the various symbols associated with different celebrations. Communicating with friends and family. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision. Follow product directions. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.