These DIY Easter Egg napkin rings are a terrific Easter craft for kids to make. Not only are they colourful and pretty, the paint technique that we’re using is so cool! Inspired by the great Eric Carle, we’ve scraped and blended our colours together to using a fun painting process that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Have you ever looked at a piece of Eric Carle art, and wondered how he does it?
How to make Eric Carle style DIY napkin rings:
Instead of using tissue paper, like Mr. Carle does, I used wax paper. I actually made did the painting on the weekend. The hooligans weren’t here, and I wanted to experiment with the process on my own. Sometimes I like to do a little crafting all by myself.
For my painting tools, I used brushes, sponges, an expired credit card, and plastic vegetable netting.
I used acrylic craft paint for this project. For each sheet of wax paper, I used several shades of paint belonging to the same colour family. I simply layered the colours on, scraping, sponging and blending as I added each colour.
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 homemade Easter napkin rings!
How to make a cardboard roll DIY Napkin Ring:
After cutting the “Easter eggs” out of the painted papers, I glued them onto some white cardboard, and then cut those out. To finish, I glued the eggs to the paper towel rings.
Won’t these look sweet on the table on Easter Sunday?
What do you think? Will you make some Easter napkin rings for your holiday table this year?
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