Today’s activity is a really simple idea which looks really effective. It is bright and colourful and I really hope that you will enjoy it. I chose to make my design of a flower, but a really good idea for easter could be an Easter egg.
You will need:
- tin foil
- glue (I used PVA glue)
- coloured permanent markers
First of all, cut a piece of cardboard to size. I used an old box for this.
Next using the string and glue, create your design. You can draw your picture onto the cardboard and then stick the string over the top. Rather than use one long piece of string, I found it easier to cut the string into sections.
Once your design is finished, you need to let the glue dry. I left mine over overnight to make sure it had properly dried.
Next you need a sheet of tin foil that is bigger than your picture. Very carefully you place the foil over the picture and then begin to press down over the string. A good tip is to start in the centre of the picture and then slowly work outwards. This is quite a delicate job and I managed to rip the foil a couple of times, so please take care! When you have pressed down the whole picture you can fold the edges around to side of the cardboard to secure it.
Now it’s the fun part! Colour in each section of the picture with the permanent markers. Again be really gentle so you don’t rip the foil.
I hope you have enjoyed this art session. If you would like to ask any questions or you have any ideas then please get in touch via my social media. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as: The Crafty Hare UK (@thecraftyhareuk).
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Thanks for reading and I wish you all a very happy Easter!
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