Easter is right around the corner, and, since the weather hasn’t been very cooperative around these parts, I’ve been having to get creative with my daily entertainment for the kiddos. One of our favorite ways to spend time together is working on a craft.
Simple Finger Paint Easter Craft
Y’all know I am all about the fun and easy ones, so nothing we do here will cost much money or make mom end up doing all of the work. I love to look at those pretty
complicated crafts on Pinterest, but if it requires $30 worth of materials and 12 steps? Yeah, my girls will get bored after step 3, and I’ll end up making it by myself. No bueno.
Supplies for Finger Paint Easter Craft
My simple finger paint craft is just that: simple. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Image of a bunny, egg, cross, flower, etc.
Yes. That’s it. You only need five items to make your little one’s masterpiece come to life.
Directions for Finger Paint Easter Craft
Here is how to create your fun craft:
Step 1: Cut out the image you want to decorate (just the outline). Tap it to the cardstock.Step 2: Encourage the little ones to “dot” the paint all around the edges of the image with their fingers.Step 3: Let them go crazy with the rest of the paper (if they haven’t already immediately skipped to this step after step 1).
Step 4: Remove the outline and hang to dry!
The results are a unique piece of artwork that is both beautiful and fun. I see these being made for grandparents, aunts, uncles…basically anyone who loves your kids and aren’t afraid to hang their art on the fridge.
By the way, did you read the article on Scary Mommy about how Easter has turned into the “new Christmas?” I have a hard time grasping the justification for getting an Xbox in one’s Easter basket like the author does, but to each his own. We’ll probably just have a few candies and a new pair of pjs tucked into our girls’ baskets. Why pjs? Well, it began 2 years ago when I noticed the girls’ pjs were getting too small, and we needed to size up. Easter was the next small, gift-giving holiday, and thus a tradition was born.
We’ll see how long they want to keep up that tradition. What are your plans for Easter this year? However you spend the holiday, I hope it’s a joyous one!