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Bright and Colorful Easter Egg Card

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This fun Easter card is full of bright, brilliant spring colors that are certain to bring joy to family and friends during the holiday.

Bright and Happy Easter Card

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Egg, 3"
  • Acrylic paints: blue; pink; green
  • Peach chalk ink pad
  • Papers: rice paper; decorative stripe; coordinating cardstock, three sheets
  • Black alphabet stickers or rub-ons, various fonts
  • Coordinating polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, 1/2" x 1/4 yd.
  • Cosmetic sponge
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Pencil with new eraser
  • Ruler
  • Wide flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Paper glues: laminating; quick-dry

Instructions:

  1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin; cut foam egg in half lengthwise. Set aside one half for a second card or future project.
     
  2. Cut 7" X 10" piece from first sheet of cardstock; score and fold to measure 5" X 7". Cut 4-1/2" X 6-1/2" piece from striped paper; adhere to center front of card.
     
  3. Tear 3-1/2" X 3-3/4" piece from next sheet of cardstock; adhere to lower portion of card front as shown.
     
  4. Tear 1-1/2" X 3-1/2" strip from first cardstock sheet; tear 1-1/4" X 3" piece from third sheet of cardstock. Adhere smaller strip to center of larger strip; adhere cardstock to upper portion of card front as shown.
     
  5. Tear rice paper sheet into small strips. Use wide brush and laminating glue to adhere paper pieces to foam half-egg, completely covering surface. Use brush to smooth out wrinkles. Let dry completely.
     
  6. Use cosmetic sponge to apply chalk ink over surface of egg; let dry.
     
  7. Use pencil eraser and acrylic paint to apply blue, pink and green dots to egg as shown; let dry.
     
  8. Apply alphabet stickers or rub-ons to torn cardstock strips, spelling "Happy Easter" as shown. Note: Use different fonts to add visual interest.
     
  9. Use paper glue to adhere egg to card front. Tie ribbon into bow and glue to card front below egg; trim ends in a "V."
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