Spring is coming and with it the Spring Equinox, Ostara, Easter, whatever you celebrate. I am about done with Winter and cannot wait for Spring. My kids still love doing footprint and handprint art (though it has been awhile), so we decided to make a Footprint Egg Wreath. The idea being the footprints are supposed to represent the eggs.
- Construction paper
- Paint in various colours
- Washi tape
- Scissors, paintbrushes, glue
- Egg printable (click here)
- First I picked out three colours for the “eggs” and had Bee do two colours (three prints per colour) then she was too distracted (I blame Grandpa) so baby Po helped me with the other colour. I painted their foot (re-applying each time) and stamped it on the paper.
- Personally, I wanted a yellow decoration at the top, so Po got his hand painted yellow and stamped on the paper (which I am excited to say at one years old he knows how to do on the paper himself!).
- While that dried I found a large bowl and drew a circle on my old cardboard box, then I used a container lid (aka smaller circle) and drew that in the middle, cutting it out to form a wreath.
- I painted the wreath blue, because that was the colour paint left that I had the most of. I set this aside to dry.
- Grabbing the scissors I cut out the prints.
Time to decorate the eggs:
- Next I gave Bee some washi tape to decorate the “eggs”, unfortunately, getting a three year old to do this means they do NOT look like eggs and don’t really have a pattern at all, she was also only interested in using one of the tapes and no interest in the other ones so they are not as colourful as I had hoped, but she did it herself!
- We glued the footprints around the outside of the wreath, the goal was alternating colours, but again, three year olds have a mind of their own and Bee had her own ideas of where she wanted stuff.
- Lastly we finished off by gluing the hands at the top and having it hold the egg printable.
Do your kids love #footprintart? Make this Egg Wreath with them and get ready for #spring Click To Tweet
Celebrate Spring with this cute #printable to use while making crafts. Click To Tweet
Are you looking for other ways to celebrate Ostara or Spring?
This is part of the Kid Craft Challenge for February, the challenge was to create an egg-themed craft. Be sure to check out some of the other crafts below:
I participated in the #kidcraftchallenge this month with an egg-related craft
Bubble Wrap Easter Egg by The Resourceful Mama
Egg Wreath by Raising Fairies and Knights
Ribbon & Button Egg by Playdough & Popsicles
Origami Easter Bunnies by Very Fairy Good
Cute & Easy Colorful Easter Bunny Shirts by Crafty Mama in ME
How to Make an Easter Egg Suncatcher by Raising Little Superheroes
I #linked up at the #easterlinkparty open until Easter, come link up your #easter and #spring… Click To Tweet