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The main reason that options have become narrower as far as what Easter art projects and crafts will be accepted in public schools, (or more accurately, which will be accepted by the parents) is the fact that religious Easter art projects and crafts are discouraged and contemporary Easter art projects and crafts may be viewed by religious parents as contradictory to the beliefs they try to instill in their children at home.
So far the solution seems to be that Easter art projects and crafts should remain contemporary in the public schools and religious Easter art projects and crafts will be reserved for private, Christian schools. There are, however, some Easter art projects and crafts that do serve for all-purpose, contemporary Easter art projects and crafts, that will be accepted by the general population in public schools such as egg decorating, making bunnies etc.
A couple of ideas for your Easter art projects and crafts this season:
Kindergarten teachers can do a fun Easter art project and/or craft by dying eggs with their classes of five and six year old students. The students can color the eggs lightly with wax crayons before they dye the eggs. The easiest way to prepare is to just buy an egg dying kit. The children can pick any color they want—sometimes they will pick two colors and sometimes for a little fun you can mix the colors. The eggs come out looking really good when they dry. Give each child a Styrofoam cup to place the egg in with some colored Easter grass. Then your students can decorate their cups with crayons and stickers and markers. Next give the students a pipe cleaner for the handle of the cup. Let the eggs dry in an egg carton before putting them in the cups. The cup ends up looking like a basket with an egg in it—and they made it all themselves.
This is a good idea for older students Easter art projects and crafts. You will need old puzzles missing pieces, glue, spray paint, and a holder (something to use to hold the wreath up when finished) for this a pipe cleaner can easily be attached.
For this Easter art projects take the old puzzle pieces first and spray paint them and if you do them in solid color, go back and do a splatter color over top in a darker shade. Then let them dry. Add a hanger to one corner piece (this is the child's starting place). Place a sheet of wax paper in the working area and put a dab of white glue up in the corner—then and let the kids start putting the pieces on top of each other to form an egg shape.
It is fun to see with these Easter art projects and crafts how some kids want more decorations and some want less.
Make sure the students know that the shape is to be an egg. With younger students, you should go around and help shape the egg if it does not look quite like an egg.
In addition, on plain paper, you can paint the glue in a bunny shape and let the kids cover them with confetti to make little confetti bunnies to further decorate your room. The bunnies can go with the eggs or they can be taken home separate.
The students usually love Easter art projects and crafts. If you want to, place the egg shaped projects on a paper plate when dried, and wrap them up with colored tissue paper and tied the corner with ribbon.
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