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3 Easter Art Lesson Ideas & Activities for Choice-Based Learning

Easter is coming and you might be looking for some lovely Easter Art Ideas for your Classroom! In this blog post I will give you Easter Art Lesson Ideas that allow for student choice or choice-based strategies. In addition to these easy-to-implement ideas, you can also find more art lesson ideas including Roll & Draws, Art Activities, and Easter Art History Infused Art Projects. Grab your favorite art making mediums and let’s make some art!

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Easter Egg Paper Mache Sculptures

I think one way you can start your Easter art making is by creating Egg Sculptures through a paper mache process. For me, when I do paper mache, I simply mix a 2 part flour and water mixture and add a bit of white glue (for some strength) and some salt (to prevent mold). It always comes out strong and keeps costs very low. Find the cheapest flour and you’re ready to go!

You can make these eggs as big or as small as you want. Ultimately it will depend on how many students you teach, how much time you have, your preference, and how old the students are. You can easily make these small explorations or large artworks. Either way, students will get to explore sculpture and paper mache processes.

LESSON PLAN:

  1. Ball up some scrap paper or newsprint and tape it minimally into an egg shape.
  2. Cut up strips of newsprint or scrap paper and make your paper mache mixtures.
  3. Demonstrate to your class how to Ball up paper into an egg shape and how to dip and apply strips of paper and smooth it onto the surface so there are no folds or edges. Let them dry after 2 layers are applied.
  4. CHOICE TIME: Provide a range of art mediums for your students that they can used to complete their egg. They can add paper bits like a collage surface, different mediums, paints, markers, pastels and more. Let them have full control over how they decorate their egg. It SHOULD be carefully considered and if you want to make your student’s thinking VISIBLE, have them sketch out a design and conference with each student before they begin the decorating process.
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Bunny Portraits: Cute Easter & Spring Art Idea

Okay so this idea is perfect if you want to just keep things neutral but have hints of Spring and Easter Vibes. You can take out all the Easter Eggs with this one because… with this art lesson idea for kids, you can have kids simply create portraits of a Bunny or Rabbit. Let students pick their own choice of art medium or let them choose between colored pencils or pencil crayons and watercolor paints and then let them research online and find reference images they will use to create a bunny portrait.

After you can choose to let them create a grid drawing style portrait OR let them go full artist flavor on the artwork and explore creating their own design INSPIRED by the image they found.

Finally, if you truly want to spark creativity, ask them to add 1 piece of clothing to their rabbit or 1 other element to the artwork. This will add a lovely personification element to the portraits and will really ask students to think outside the box.


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Emoji Easter Eggs Art Lesson

Let students use their choice of art making mediums to create Emoji Easter Egg Artworks! You can choose to provide an egg template to ensure they make it big enough, like the whole paper but after that, I would encourage you to set out 3 different art mediums and some colored paper and just let them explore and create!

For me, I would put out tempera paint, oil pastels, yellow and black construction paper, and wax crayons or watercolor paints. Then just let them explore and create and see what they come up with in the theme of Emoji Easter Eggs. Like how cute is this idea? And you know they’re going to love it!


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Easter is coming and you might be looking for some lovely Easter Art Ideas for your Classroom! In this blog post I will give you Easter Art Lesson Ideas that allow for student choice or choice-based strategies. In addition to these easy-to-implement ideas, you can also find more art lesson ideas including Roll & Draws, Art Activities, and Easter Art History Infused Art Projects. Grab your favorite art making mediums and let's make some art!


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