Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Eggs Hiding in the Grass: Spring & Easter Preschool Crafts for Kids Project #63

Easter Eggs Hiding in the Grass
Spring & Easter Preschool Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up
Our completed Easter Eggs hiding in the grass.
I love our spaghetti grass!

Supplies Needed:
 
  • Uncooked Spaghetti (10-20 strands)
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Plastic Bag (that seals closed)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Waxed Paper
  • White Glue
  • White Foam Paper or White Construction Paper
  • 3 Different Colors of Construction Paper
  • Scissors
Time Needed:  
  • For Spaghetti: 5 minutes plus drying time
  • For Craft: 15 minutes plus drying time
What To Do:
  1. Break spaghetti into 2-3 inch pieces and put into a plastic bag.
  2. ADULT ONLY: Add 5 drops of green food coloring and 2 capfuls of rubbing alcohol.
  3. Remove as much air as possible and then seal bag closed and then tape closed.
    This isn't ready yet. Notice the different colors. Keep "mixing' until it's uniformly colored
  4. Shake the bag and gently move the spaghetti around until they look evenly colored.
  5. ADULT ONLY: Pour colored spaghetti out of the bag and onto the waxed paper. Flatten and spread out spaghetti and let dry completely.
  6. Cut out an Easter Egg shape from each color construction paper you've chosen.
    HINT: Stack the 3 sheets of paper together and cut them out at the same time if you want them to look the same size and shape.
  7. OPTIONAL: Decorate the eggs.
  8. Glue the eggs to the white foam paper or white construction paper.

  9. When spaghetti has dried use white glue to attach them to the bottom of the paper, under the eggs.
    Try to put the grass on only 1 layer thick.
    Overlapping pieces may not stick.
  10. Let dry completely.
  11. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your masterpiece on the wall!
  12. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.
Why We Love Crafts for Kids:
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs: 
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.

If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.

This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.

Substitute any listed supplies for supplies that your child enjoys working with.

For Older Children: An older child will also enjoy this project but may want to elaborately decorate the Easter Eggs.

A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "Easter Egg Hunt" By Chuck Murphy. This Razzle Dazzle book is a fun Easter Egg hunt! Each page of the board book has eggs hidden that must be found. Children will enjoy pointing out the eggs and looking at the pretty patterns and textures on each one!

Check out these FREE Easter Printables from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize!
 
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS! We want to know your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, and other ideas that may be similar. 

4 comments:

Michelle said...

What a fun craft! I am a new follower and I would love if you would link this up to my Made by Little Hands Monday linky party!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Glynnis said...

I'm going to dye my spaghetti right now! This is such a cute craft!

Glynnis said...

The grass turned out awesome! My green hands are proof! Can't wait to prep this craft for the kids!

Anonymous said...

Or you could use green colored straws.

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