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Project Pinterest: Easy Easter Art

(Before I get started – head over to yesterday’s post if you want to play along with a couple ice breaker games!)

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These spring holidays keep sneaking up on me!   But as usual, this craft is super simple.  So let’s make a good egg for Good Friday!

My idea is loosely based on this pin for paper strip eggs:

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I don’t have any cute spring scrapbook paper, but I do hoard tissue paper.  (Plus I had several shades of blue on hand from this project.)  And tissue paper made me think of stain glass… and so this project came about!   I thought about it all day at work, then made it when I got home.

Stain Glass Easter Art

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

Time: 5 minutes

Cost: Free, since you probably have supplies on hand

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

Supplies:

  • construction paper
  • tissue paper
  • tape
  • scissors

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

Instructions:

1.  Fold a piece of construction paper in half.  Draw an oval shape in the center.  (I found a great egg shaped template from another pin, although I just held the papers together and eyeballed the shape.)

2.  Cut out the egg shape through both sides of the folded paper.  Cut tissue paper into strips about 1-inch wide.

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

3. Unfold the construction paper and layer the tissue strips on top of the oval on the right side.  Tape down each side of the strips on either side of the cut out.  This is the fun part!  Layer the strips at a bit of an angle to create overlapping colors.  Of course you can go random, or patterned, or ombre, whatever.

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

4. Fold the paper again so that the top oval shape covers the edges of the strips.  Put tape loops on each corner to close.

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

Voila!  A stained glass Easter egg!  I taped my three little eggs to the window to enjoy what was left of the sun after work.

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

(Ignore the view – our kitchen window overlooks the back of about four different apartment buildings – not exactly picturesque!)

The Amateur Librarian // Stain Glass Easter Art

Once again, Pinterest to the rescue!

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