Fancy Foil Easter Card

Why

Send family and friends a shiny, shimmery card for Easter. Crayola® Gel Marker colors on aluminum foil are perfect for spring greetings.


Steps

1. Research Easter to find the significance of eggs for this spring holiday. Find examples of decorated eggs from various world cultures.


2. Fold two sheets of white construction paper in half. Using Crayola Colored Pencils, draw a large egg that touches the right and left edges of the paper. Cut out the eggs with Crayola Scissors, leaving an area along the fold uncut so the eggs stay attached to each other.


3. Choose one of the double eggs to be the front of your card. Use your imagination to draw interesting Easter or spring designs and shapes on the top egg. Cut out the shapes. Decorate the front of the card with Crayola Gel Markers.


4. Tear a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to fit behind your cut-out egg. Trace the egg shape on it and trim to fit. Use Gel Markers to color the foil. Dry.


5. With Crayola Glue Sticks, apply glue to the back of the cut-out egg. Press the colored aluminum foil onto the glued surface. Glue the second double egg inside the first to create the inside of your card. Write an Easter or spring greeting on your card.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Children with special needs could use simple designs and large, easy-to-cut shapes.
  • Mix other Crayola products and aluminum foil to create similar cards. Try metallic markers, regular markers, and paints to create different looks.
  • Using this aluminum foil technique, design a flower, butterfly, or create other spring themes.
  • Experiment with other types of decorated eggs that you learned about from your research. Make a Ukrainian or Faberge egg.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Gel Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • aluminum foil

Overview

grades

  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12
  • Special Needs

subjects

  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

time

  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Students research the traditions of Easter and the symbolism of eggs in the celebration of Easter and spring.

  • Students learn about egg decorating in various cultures around the world.

  • Students create an egg-shaped greeting card with cutouts over aluminum foil.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards