Easter napkin rings created in Eric Carle fashion…
After seeing a wonderful post by Dilly Dali Art, we were inspired to make Easter egg napkin rings, using papers that I created to look like Eric Carle’s artwork.
I’m going to send you over to Dilly Dali Art’s Eric Carle post to learn about this simple and fun painting process, and then you can pop right back here to see one of several projects that we made with our Eric Carle papers.
One thing that I did differently is I painted on waxed paper rather than tissue paper. Although I ended up painting all of the papers ahead of time, I originally thought the hooligan might paint them, and I thought waxed paper would be easier for them to work with.
For my painting tools, I used brushes, sponges, and that plastic netting that fruits and veggies are packaged in.
I was so excited by how they turned out, and how much they really look like the pictures in Eric Carle’s books!
I wasn’t really sure what we would make with them, so after brainstorming for a day or two, I came up with several ideas.
These napkin rings are one of my ideas, and the others, I’ll share with you, as we do them.
After cutting the Easter eggs out of our painted papers, I glued them onto some white cardboard, and then cut those out. Then we glued them all to our paper towel rings.
Won’t these look sweet on the table on Easter Sunday?
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As always, all photos in this post were shot with my Canon Rebel XS