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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

Brighten up your windows with a colorful Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher!

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

Spring is officially here, and I'm so ready to see more color after such a long, gray winter. This Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher is a fun activity to celebrate Easter and to add a pop of color to your windows at home. Kids of all ages will love coloring in this geometric egg design, and the process of turning opaque paper into a translucent suncatcher is truly magical!

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

To get started, print out the Easter egg suncatcher printable on cardstock. You will also need a variety of colored pencils and a pencil sharpener

Download Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

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Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

Use bright colored pencils to color in each of the shapes inside the egg. I used a rainbow of colors, and got creative by layering colors to create new shades. Not matter what colors you use, one of the most important things is make sure to fill the areas with a solid layer of colored pencil.

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

Now, for a little bit of magic! Did you know that you can blend colored pencil art with baby oil? It's actually a fascinating trick that gives colored pencil projects a whole new look! I helped my husband with some projects in the classroom using this technique, and the kids loved it. It's also how I figured out that this is also a creative way to make suncatchers!

Grab a handful of cotton swabs and pour a small amount of baby oil (I prefer unscented) into the cap or a small container. You may also want to keep some paper towels on hand. Place a scrap piece of paper or a paper towel under the printable, and dip the tip of the cotton swab into the baby oil. Hold the cotton swab like a pencil, and rub it on the colored area with the same amount of pressure that you use to color. You can see in the image above how the colored pencil strokes smooth out and blend together like magic!

My best tip is to work slowly and start small with the oil. You can always add more. You can re-dip the colored cotton swab into the oil if you need to "reload". You'll notice you need more oil when the colored pencil isn't blending as easily. I also recommend using a different cotton swab for each color family.

The image dries almost immediately, and you can frame it that day if you want to keep the egg as artwork instead of a suncatcher.

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

If you hold the paper up to the light, you will notice it's a bit splotchy where you might have gone heavy on the oil. After a little experimentation, I figured out how to let the sunlight shine evenly through the entire image. Place a clean paper towel under your paper to protect your workspace. Turn the printable face-down on the paper towel.

Use a clean cotton swab and dip the end into some baby oil. "Color" the entire back of the image until you see the colors and design start to show through. It's kind of like those invisible ink coloring pages from when we were kids!!

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

Once the entire image has been revealed via the baby oil, use a paper towel to blot up any excess oil. It dries quickly, but any extra oil will just sit on top. Discard any unused oil, all of the used cotton swabs, and the paper towels.

Use some scissors to carefully cut around the outside border of the egg. Younger children may need help from an adult (or older child) with this step.

Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

Stick your colorful egg to the window and enjoy the bright colors throughout the day! Kids of all ages are going to have so much fun with this Easter Egg Suncatcher activity. As always, I would love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, and leave a comment or photo on my project pin!

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Free Printable Easter Egg Suncatcher

16 Free Easter Printables

Looking for more Easter fun? Which FREE Easter printables are you most excited about? I think they are all going to be so much fun!! Download each of the free printables by clicking through the links below.

1. Easter Egg Suncatcher - Artsy-Fartsy Mama (you are here)

2. Just Me and My Peeps Printable - Our Crafty Mom

3. Closed for Easter Sign - The Crafty Blog Stalker

4. Peeps EOS Gift Tag - Liz on Call

5. Spring Bunny Printable - Pretty DIY Home

6. Easter Maze Printable - Shower and Party Printables

7. Easter Bunny Coupons - Me & My Inklings

8. Easter Basket Tags - A Hundred Affections

9. How to Doodle Easter Bunny - Creatively Beth

10. Farmhouse Easter Print - Makeable Crafts

11. Easter Tic Tac Toe Printable - Team Creative Crafts

12. Easter Bag Topper - Michelle James Designs

13. He is Risen Easter Sign - The Girl Creative

14. Easter Activity & Coloring Book - inkhappi

15. Happy Easter Card - Try It Like It Create It

16. Treats for Easter Bunny Coloring Placemat - Kara Creates

I hope that you have a wonderful time using these printables! If you use any, we'd love to see them!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I have never heard of this, painting with baby oil. What a fun and different technique.


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