This simple, kid-friendly Easter project creates lovely prints you won’t mind putting up on your walls! Download our free Easter egg printable to make your own fun and colourful artwork using symmetry painting!
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Symmetry painting is simple, fun and accessible to younger kids! Download my free Easter egg template using the form in this article and trace it with paint to create a colourful imprint! (You can also create your own design if you so choose.)
Looking for more Easter inspiration? Check out these fun Easter-themed projects that you can do at home with your kids using our free printable!
How to Make Easter Egg Symmetry Prints
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Easter egg prints using symmetry painting:
- My free Easter egg printable, which you can download using the form at the bottom of this article
- Coloured construction paper or regular white printer paper
- Washable kids’ paint
1. Print Template
Start by printing a single egg on a sheet of white paper or coloured construction paper using my “One Per Page” Easter egg template.
Depending on the type of printer you use and the size of your construction paper, you might have to cut the paper down to size. I thought mine was Letter-sized, but it turned out to be a little bigger, so I used a paper trimmer to cut it to the right format. I love how quick and easy it is, and how clean the cuts are!
If you do use one, make sure not to let your kids anywhere near it while you’re using it, and store it out of reach when not in use.
2. Trace Lines
Fold the paper down the middle, then use a paintbrush to quickly trace the lines with paint. It can be tricky to fold the paper once there’s already paint on it, so pre-folding makes the whole process easier!
3. Fold Paper
When you’re done tracing the lines with paint, fold the sheet of paper down the middle and press both halves together. Then, gently unfold the paper and you’ll see an imprint of the egg on the side that was blank.
4. Unfold & Cut
Cut off the printed side and you’re left with a cool print!
Symmetry painting works great with abstract patterns too, so even kids who are too young to trace lines would have a blast trying it alongside you!
Related Easter Egg Projects
Looking for more fun Easter projects to do using our free printable? Check out these articles:
- Cardboard Easter Egg Puzzles
- Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs
- Glittery Easter Eggs
- Raised Salt Watercolour Easter Eggs
- Cardstock Easter Eggs
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