We happen to have bright pink twine leftover from Easter crafts and a ton of cookie cutters. JDaniel and I recently used both of them to do some printmaking. This was one of those Easter crafts that actually requires crafting to create the tool to use for printmaking. The trickiest part of this craft was probably wrapping the twine around the cookie cutters and getting the twine to stay in place. The cookie cutters with a lot of curves were the easiest.
As you might guess the bunnies were the easiest to wrap the twine around. The Easter egg was the most challenging. Weaving some of the twine through the sections already in place really helped.
We found that dipping each of the cookie cutters in one color of paint also helped. It kept us from having to dip the twine wrapped cookie cutters in water. There was one color of paint in each of our paper plates. That helped keep the paint from blending together. It also helped us keep the prints crisp and clear.
The twine really added some fun texture and lines to the outlines made by the cookie cutters. It might be fun to go back and color in the various sections created by the twine lines. That may just have the be one of our next Easter Crafts. Pastel markers or maybe even bright crayons would be fun to use. I will need to look in our craft closet and see that we have available.
Here are some Easter crafts we have done in the past:
You will find more Easter crafts and activities on my Easter Crafts, Snack and Activities Pinterest board. Please take a moment and check them out.