Friday, March 30, 2012

Textured Easter Eggs Sensory Art! Kids Easter & Spring Crafts Project #67

Textured Easter Eggs Sensory Art
Easter & Spring Crafts for Kids of all Abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up    
Textured Easter Eggs Sensory Art!
Beautiful vibrant colors and interesting textures make this Easter craft a sensory dream come true!
Supplies Needed:
  • Colored Cotton Balls or Pom Poms
  • White Glue 
  • Double Sided Tape
  • 2  Sheets Yellow Construction Paper or Foam Paper
  • Buttons in Different Colors & Sizes
  • 6 Pipe Cleaners, 2 in each of 3 colors
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper To Keep The Work Area Clean
Time Needed:  
  • 15-30 Minutes for each textured egg craft plus drying time
What To Do:
  •  Colored Cotton Ball Textured Egg:
  1. Print egg template and cut out 3 eggs from construction paper or foam paper. You only need to use the egg shape from the template.
    Photo of Egg Template. Print from Link
  2. The foam paper we used had an adhesive back so we used the sticky side to attach the colored cotton balls. If you aren't using that, apply glue or double sided tape to the first egg.
    Adhesive back on our foam sheet revealed. Use double sided
    tape or glue if you are using a different item.
    Attach colored cotton balls in any way you like!
    Ahh! Beautiful, Soft, & Fun to Touch!
  3. Attach the colored cotton to the egg.
  4. Let dry completely, if necessary.
    My son approves :)
  • Button Textured Easter Egg:
  1. The foam paper we used had an adhesive back so we used the sticky side to attach the buttons. If you aren't using that, apply glue or double sided tape to the second egg.
  2. Sort buttons by color if you want your egg to look similar to ours.
    This is something my kids really enjoy. The feel, sound, and sight of the
    buttons is irresistible to them!
  3. Attach buttons to the egg.
    We peeled back the adhesive a little at a time because
    it was very strong and we were getting stuck to it!
  4. Let dry completely, if necessary.
    LOVE IT! Beautiful!
  • Pipe Cleaner Textured Easter Egg: 
  1. Wrap a pipe cleaner around a pen or your finger.

  2. Remove pipe cleaner. It should be squiggly.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all pipe cleaners (6).
  4. The foam paper we used had an adhesive back so we used the sticky side to attach the pipe cleaners. Apply double sided tape to your last egg.
    HINT: I also did this without the sticky back foam and it worked best using double sided tape and NOT glue if you have it.
  5. Stretch or compress the squiggly pipe cleaner so it will fit the width of the egg where you are placing it.
  6. Press flat to attach to the egg.
  7. Repeat until all pipe cleaners are used and egg is covered.
  8. Let dry completely, if necessary.
  • Put it all together!
  1. Use double sided tape or white glue to attach all 3 eggs to a sheet of construction paper or sheet of foam paper.
  2. Let dry completely, if necessary. 
  3. Hang with pride and admire! Go ahead and touch it!
  4. 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.

    Looking Fantastic Together! Great to look at and touch!
I'm soft and colorful!
Beautiful, colorful, shiny, hard, and both smooth & bumpy!
I'm fuzzy, soft, bright and flexible!
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.

If your child enjoys sensory activities let him really get involved with the different supplies and encourage him to touch, sort, and handle them.
 
For Older Children: An older child will enjoy this project as is.




FEATURED BOOK
A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "Happy Snappy Easter Egg Hunt" By Derek Matthews. Each page features bright artwork and a pop-up of a different creature, including a rooster on a rooftop, a butterfly, a duck swimming down the riverside, a skipping lamb, and all the Easter bunnies. Happy Snappy Easter Egg Hunt makes a sweet bedtime book and an ideal Easter basket stuffer. The "Snappy" books are immensely popular with the 3-5 year old crowd because of their fun graphics and pop-up fun!

Check out these FREE Easter Printables from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize!

Play An Egg Matching Game! Cut out 12 pair of eggs from construction paper, using several different colors. Then, make 12 exact matches (from the 24 eggs) using patterns, hole punches, dots, letters of the alphabet, or numbers.
  • To Play
    Age 3 and up
    1. Place 18 eggs face up in a grid pattern (3 rows of 6 eggs)
    2. Put the rest of the eggs aside for now
    3. Player 1: Looks for a match on the board and takes those eggs
    4. Player 2 does the same. 
    5. This play continues until a player can not find a match. When this happens a card is taken from the remaining 6 eggs and turned over on the board.
    6. Game is over when all matches are made.
      TO PLAY COMPETITIVELY: Winner is the player with the most eggs at the end.
      TO PLAY COOPERATIVELY:
      Place all eggs face up between the players. Race instead of taking turns and both players try to gather up the egg pairs as quickly as possible. Set a timer for 3-5 minutes and together see if you can beat the timer!
PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, other ideas that may be similar.    

8 comments:

Deborah said...

I love the soft furry one:)

Elle Belles Bows said...

Saw you over at ABC 123! Love everything in this post! Great sensory fun!

Kerri

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

These are so fun! I like that you used sticky paper, it seems like it would make the whole process easier. I just found you over at I can teach my child. Great blog!

Momma C said...

Thanks for this great idea. Linking up at ABC Jesus Loves Me under the Easter Ideas! Thanks!

Rebecca said...

this is super cute!

Glad I found you today and am following from
Momsmustardseeds.blogspot.com

Kirsten said...

Sometimes it's the simple things that make the best crafts! We're adding a fruitloops (pasted with icing to simple cardboard) as a 4th egg option! I featured this idea on my blog post http://www.1010kids.com/2012/03/7-quick-easy-e…rafts-for-kids/

Jen said...

This is truly amazing and wonderful craft! Thank you for sharing this. Awesome and perfect for the kids. We also did a Sensory Texture Crayon Rubbings Art out of the same materials you used. You should check this out!
EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com Sensory Texture Crayon Rubbings

Amy said...

Just thought I’d let you know I included a link to your egg art on my personal blog. Such a cute idea! Thanks for the post!

Amy Senter
aspoolofthread.etsy.com

http://www.amyroachsenter.blogspot.com/2013/02/march-crafts.html

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