Easter Cards

Get ready to spread some warm greetings during the Easter season by making some fabulous Easter Cards. Easy to make and fantastic results! Use collage, printmaking and dyeing techniques to make a range of beautiful cards which the recipients will absolutely love! Suitable for ages 5-12.

Materials

Dispersing Paper
Food Dye
Zart Glue Sticks
Cards and Envelopes
Printing Foam
Pencil
Foam Roller
Zart School Colour Paint
Pre-printed Paper
Metallic Papers
Silkee Paper
Beautex Paper
Lace Paper
A4 Pasteboard
Mettex Double-sided Crepe Paper

How to make Easter Cards

Dispersing Paper Card

Step 1
On a sheet of Dispersing Paper apply Food Dye or inks with a brush or eye-dropper, applying colour on colour or adjacent to one another. The wet colour will blend together to create an amazing result.

Step 2
When the paper is dry cut out an egg shape and glue the coloured paper shape on to a blank card.

Step 3
Write a message inside to card to someone special.

Printed Card

Step 1
Draw a simple pattern on to a piece of Printing Foam with a pencil.

Step 2
Roll paint over the foam and press the wet side down on to a coloured piece of paper or pre-printed paper.

Step 3
When the paper is dry cut out an egg shape and glue the printed paper shape on to a blank card.

Step 4
Write a message inside to card to someone special.

Layered Paper Card

Step 1
Select a number of textured or patterned coloured papers and cut them into strips of varying widths and edges. E.g. straight, wavy or zig zagged edge.

Step 2
Cut an egg shape out of cardboard and glue one of the strips across the bottom of the egg shape.

Step 3
Glue another strip slightly overlapping the first strip and continue up the egg shape until it is completely covered in different paper strips.

Step 4
Turn the card over and trim off any overlapping strips around the egg shape.

Step 5
Glue the coloured paper egg on to a blank card.

Step 6
Write a message inside to card to someone special.

Extension Ideas

Use these techniques to create Birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day cards and cut out a shape that would suit the occasion e.g. it might be the shape of a flower for mum, or a car for dad.