Cut the flowers to shape instead of eggs for a spring themed canvas.
Use patterned paper to create your eggs instead of painting a pattern.
Draw egg patterns on thick cardstock then use those behind the grass.
Try other shapes like an Easter Bunny.
Have your kids create an abstract masterpiece then cut that into egg shapes.
Your kids can surely do all the canvas painting, placement, and gluing on this craft and depending on their scissor skills some or all of the cutting as well. This would make a great Easter gift for grandparents!
Canvas Egg Art
How we did it....
I traced an egg shape onto the canvas and encouraged M to paint a pattern within but slightly overlapping the lines. She chose to use watercolour paints but acrylic or kids' paints would totally do just fine. I then painted around the outside for her and added a fun washi tape boarder (ps michaels isn't offering this part). Using a length of ribbon I tied a bow and stapled the ends to the back of the canvas.
I love pieces like this because they are sturdy and really show how our kids' abilities evolve from year to year. Don't forget to write your child's name and the year on the back. And yes, this would make another great grandparent gift!
3 Dimensional Pieces
For both crafts I used pattern paper and bakers twine to create the bunting - on the frame I wrote 'happy easter' - if you wanted you could write 'spring' on the back of the 'easter' bunting and switch it as the season changes. Fold a piece of paper and cut small triangles so they overlap the twine - I used a glue stick to affix the two sides together. For both pieces I used washi tape to affix the bunting.
In the mason jar I taped some flowers to some floral twine to give some added background to my rabbit. I then used the hot glue gun to affix those, the moss, and the rabbit to the snap lid. Place, screw, voila! In the frame (an Ikea ribba frame FYI) I again used the hot glue gun to place the egg and the moss. The frame would be equally as cute hanging as it is standing.
I hope you have a great Easter - don't forget to check out the DIY garland blog post and did you know you can buy kits for many of these DIY projects in the store?