Here are three easy Easter transient art activities using egg, chick, and bunny designs as a base. They’ll add color and style to any Easter or spring theme.
What Is Transient Art?
Transient art is non-permanent art using craft materials and/or loose parts. It is open-ended and process-oriented. The art can be designed and redesigned by the same child, or by different children. It allows children to be creative in a non-threatening environment.
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Supplies To Collect
Gather the following for these Easter transient art activities:
- wood canvas boards
- wall art frames
- undecorated wood bunny, chick, and egg plaques
- circle, flower, and butterfly paper punches
- turquoise, green, yellow, orange, pink, and purple cardstock paper
- 12-inch x 18-inch yellow, pink, and blue construction paper
- glue stick
The Easter Transient Art Process
First, select inexpensive unfinished wood plaques with an Easter or spring theme. The bunny, egg, and chick plaques featured here were purchased at a Dollar store. I was originally looking for just a bunny, but was excited to happen upon all three designs!
Next, pick wooden canvas boards and/or wall art frames that are slightly bigger than the plaques.
Then cut 12-inch x 18-inch construction paper in colors of choice to fit inside the frames or canvas board backs.
Punch out flowers and butterflies from spring-colored cardstock. Punch circles and glue contrasting colored ones to the flower centers.
Lastly, set the plaques on a table in frames or canvases, and add the paper punched shapes.
Invite children to pick an egg, chick, or bunny design to decorate with paper shapes.
- For an economical alternative, a homemade cardstock frame can be used instead of the canvas board or art frames.
- And die cut, foam, and felt craft supply butterflies and flowers can be substituted for paper punched ones.
Permanent Art Projects
After children have had a chance to create transient art projects, they may wish to complete a finished work. White glue could be used to adhere the flowers and butterflies to the plaques. Or you could offer cardstock bunnies, chicks, and eggs as templates.
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