Easter is just around the corner and we have some great ideas to share with you! Don’t forget about your children this year - try to create a fun environment this coming Easter.
We all love a good egg hunt! Some of us even use handmade decorated eggs or Easter eggs for children to find. You can use hard-boiled eggs and dye or even paint them using your Life of Colour paint markers.
The egg hunt game is often played outdoors just like rock hunting.
The children typically collect the eggs in a basket, or you could recycle a plastic yogurt tub - painted white and then put some cool Easter theme images on it with your paint pens.
When the hunt is over, prizes may be given out to the children for their achievements.
Chocolate eggs, bunnies and bilbies are typically the traditional Easter festivity prizes and gifts. Alternatively you could paint some rocks with your Life of Colour paint markers and give them out as prizes or even create a fun Easter rock hunt!
Everyone loves Peter Rabbit and with the added interest of the new movie painted rocks with the Beatrix Potter characters would be perfect prizes or gifts for Easter!
Easy rock painting tic-tac-toe
Why not create some games using painted rocks- the strategic tic tac toe is a perfect example. All you need to make a game is to find 10 small-sized rocks of similar size and paint:
- 5 rabbits (you can go with the Peter Rabbit or Beatrix Potter style, or draw a realistic rabbit!)
- 5 Easter eggs or carrots
Invite the kids to participate in crafting a your tic-tac-toe set together using Life Of Colour paint markers for a mess free activity to keep them entretained for hours! Our paint pens are available in Australia (free shipping) and New Zealand (flat $6 postage). You can use Afterpay in our website too!
That’s right - no need to get out the paint smocks, paint pots, brushes and drop mats when you use our paint pens.
Real life looking rabbits might be an image that you prefer to use. Google your preferred image or a photo of your own furry friend.
Here’s an easy Easter egg tutorial for you to share with your kids.
Paint a black egg shape on to a rock. Allow it to dry before proceeding. For younger age groups it would be a great idea to have this step prepared in advance allowing the children to decorate the egg straight away.
Step two: Add striking colours! Gold spots first then a few gold wavy lines
Step three: Using your silver metallic paint marker add more details by following the gold lines. Leaving a space between your metallic lines will allow each accent to shine!
Step four: Complete your elegant egg with some more dots in silver.
Why use a black background?
Black backgrounds are perfect for metallic paint pens and other bright colours such as those found in the Fluro colours set.
Remember the K.I.S.S rule ( keep it simple silly) because sometimes less is more when you are trying to design patterns!
The effect of different circular shapes coupled with wavy lines create a simple elegance that children can copy very easily.
You could try out different designs and use a variety of shapes
The Life of colour metallic paint pens that we chose to use for this tutorial can be easily purchased and are available within the Classic colours box set.
Fun facts about Easter
Did you know that the story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have come to fruition in the 19th Century?
Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life!
Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life and fertility!
The idea of the Easter bunny giving sweets and eggs supposedly originated in Germany during the middle ages.
The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy and stood at 10.39 meters, weighing an astounding 7,200 kg- now that’s a lot of chocolate!
The art of painting eggs is called pysanka and started in Ukraine. Their methods use wax and dyes to colour eggs. You can achieve the same look with our red and white Classic Coloured paint pens!
Easter gets its name from “Eastre”, an Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg.
The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
Do you start off eating your chocolate rabbits via the ears, arms or tail? Apparently 76% of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5% start at the feet and 4 % chomp into the tail.
Chocolate lovers unite around the world and no matter what age you are or where you are from- Easter is a fun family tradition for everyone!