Saturday, March 27, 2010

Paint sample Easter cards

I was recently picking up some paint samples in the hopes of finding something inspiring for either my kitchen, living room, or bedroom. (I'm tired of the paint in all three.) When I saw these extra large paint cards, I grabbed a few in springtime colors and tucked them away for a future project. I wasn't sure yet what to do with them, but I figured something would come to me! Here's what we finally did with them this week.

You will need:
  • Large paint samples in any color(s) you like
  • Easter egg cookie cutter
  • Scissors (I also used a couple pairs of craft scissors that aren't pictured)
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Glue
  • Decorative items, such as buttons, tissue paper, fabric scraps, small fake flowers, etc.
  • Plain note cards and envelopes

Start by tracing an egg shape on the paint samples using the cookie cutter as a guide. Sorry about the blurry picture!

Cut out Easter egg shapes in however many colors you picked up.

Don't throw away the scraps, either! I used the hole punch and craft scissors on these scraps to make more decorative additions for our eggs.

Give your child an assortment of objects to decorate with, and let them go to town on it!

She added some dots and a crimpy line to this one.

A couple of buttons finished this egg.

When your eggs are dry enough to handle, add glue to the back.

Secure on plain note cards. {Tip: I put our cards under a thick book for a few hours to keep the paint samples from curling up.}

Write a quick "Happy Easter" note inside and mail away to your loved ones for a fun surprise!

I love how these all turned out so different from each other! I think we might even pick up a few more paint samples to make more of these festive cards this week!

1 comment:

  1. Those are cute - using the paint samples is a great idea.