Today, we’re going to show you how to make an Easter egg sun catcher that’ll get you and the kids in the spirit of spring and Easter!
This versatile craft is fun for all ages and makes a fun classroom project or something to do with the kids at home! I did this craft with my 10 years old boy who really enjoys and it was a good time break for him after burying himself in books for hours, and at the same time training his patience too. This easy craft is also great for toddlers to help them practice fine motor skills!
This Easter egg sun catcher is the perfect Easter egg decorations for your home and this is a great kids craft. Your kids are going to love making them!
You will need:
Permanent Marker Pen in assorted colors
PVC sheet (*You can recycle from used packaging box)
A pair of Scissors
Paper Hole Punch
String, yarn or ribbons
Download and print out a copy of the free template.
Cut PVC sheet into 4, each piece approx. 10.5cm x 14.85cm.
Place 1 piece of PVC sheet on top of the Egg template, tape the corner to prevent it from moving while you are working on it.
Starts filling the Egg template with marker pen in your desired colors.
Outline the pattern and frame the Egg shape using Black marker pen last.
Let dry for around 2-3mins or till the colors sits and doesn't smudge.
Cut out the egg shape.
Use hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the egg.
Loop string through the hole and your Easter egg sun catcher is ready to hang up!
Here's the summarized directions;
1] Place a piece of PVC sheet over the printed free template. You can use tapes on the 4 corners to secure the PVC sheet.
2] Use permanent markers and start coloring the areas.
3] Let dry for 2-3mins, then use a black color marker and trace the patterns outline and lastly the outline of the Egg.
4] It should looks like below at this stage. It's okay to have uneven edges and you may also thicken the outlines of the egg shape, after all we will trim it off later.
5] Use scissors and cut the PVC sheet to Egg shape. If you would like to have a perfect Egg shape, download and print out a copy of the Blank template with only keylines, then tape the PVC sheet to the template and cut to shape by following the outline.
To have a better control in cutting to shape, snip 4 sides of the PVC sheet first. This way it's easier to get a good oval shape instead of trying to cut at 1 go.
The cut out Egg sun catcher.
6] Use a paper hole puncher and punch a hole at the top of the egg.
7] Assemble the Egg sun catcher with yarn, string or ribbons.
And there you go! The pretty and vibrant sun catchers are completed and ready to dress up for Easter!
Use only Permanent Markers pen and let your child choose their favorite colors!
You can get PVC sheets from any craft and art supplies shop. Or recycle from used packaging boxes or book covers.
Fill with light colors first, then follow by darker shades so that the lighter colors do not get blends with the darker colors.
Outline with black color last will helps to tidy up the coloring edges and frame the patterns to make it more contrast. It's okay that the black outline is broader in width and uneven, as you will cut it out at the end.
Do let each color dry completely before filling with the next color, otherwise it can get messy when the inks smudge. It is best to lay a piece of paper on top of your table to prevent smudging the ink on the table surface before starting this craft.
You can touch up and apply more colors as many times you like, just ensure that you let it dry each time.
Let the kids practice their motor skills by cutting out the Egg. It's is okay if it's not in exact in size & shape, just let the kids have fun and enjoy the crafting process. If you really wants a perfect Egg shape, you can download and print a copy of the plain Egg template, lay PVC over and secure the corners with tape first, then follow the guideline and cut it out.
The end result is a beautiful faux stained glass sun catcher you can hang up anywhere.
This a simple craft for kids of all ages to make and it doesn't require any fancy supplies. This project is easy enough for them to do with minimal supervision and with spring right around the corner, you can even make flower or butterfly sun catchers!
The possibilities of these sun catchers are endless! You can make this into a place card or sitting card for your holiday tablescape or for a birthday party. Welcoming your guests with these personalized place cards will sure elevate your party styling to another level.
You can also make this a great gift as a personalized bookmarks for anyone, any time and just any occasions.
My boy had a blast of time making these bookmarks for his cousins. It was a well-loved and pretty gift for both adults and kids to receive.
Make these colorful egg sun catchers to brighten up your home for Easter or your dinner tablescape. Having these sun catcher hanging up in the window and enjoy seeing it in the bright colors every day will sure lift everyone's mood all day.
Lift up your mood this Easter holiday and have fun crafting this cheery sun catchers!
Download the free template here:
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You can also purchase this sun catcher craft kit and get all materials send to your home.
Order now and start making this DIY craft for the holidays!