Easter Egg Sun Catchers

Have fun painting and decorating these lovely Easter egg sun catchers.
Easter Egg Sun Catchers craft

Materials

  • Transparency film
  • Black permanent marker
  • Printable paper (optional)
  • Glass paint (or clear liquid glue, food coloring,
    and liquid dishwash soap)
  • Paint brush
  • Palette
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Cotton swabs (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Round out any sharp edges when cutting plastic film.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 1. Cut out an egg shape from construction paper and use this as a pattern for tracing several egg shapes on a transparency film. Use a permanent marker for tracing.
Step 2 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 2. Draw designs on the eggs.
Step 3 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 3. An alternative to Steps 1 and 2 is to print out this Easter egg template. Put it under the transparency film and trace on the eggs, including the designs.
Step 4 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 4. Glass paint is the ideal medium for painting on plastic film. However, we will show you how to make a homemade version. Dispense liquid (or clear) glue on your palette. Add 1-2 drops of liquid dishwash soap.
Step 5 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 5. Put in 1 to 2 drops of food coloring and mix well. You can add more food coloring to achieve deeper hues.
Step 6 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 6. Some tips for painting the eggs:
  • Use a fine-tipped brush.
  • If you think the paint is too light-colored, add more food coloring to achieve deeper hues.
  • Do not overload your brush with paint since this will result in colors mixing on the eggs.
  • Use cotton swabs to "erase" the paint and start over.
Step 7 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 7. Toddlers and younger kids can join in as well. Let them paint on the eggs with 1 color and use their fingers or cotton swabs to make dots and stripes.
Step 8 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 8. When you're done painting, set the eggs aside to dry.
Step 9 Easter Egg Sun Catchers Ask for an adult's help.9. Once the paint is dry, cut out the eggs. The homemade glass paint is water-based so try not to handle the eggs with moist hands.
Step 10 Easter Egg Sun Catchers 10. Use double-sided tape to stick the egg sun catchers on glass windows or panels.

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