Digital Easter Egg Art Project
Do you need a creative and engaging Easter craft that will work for both your virtual and in-person students? This Google Slides art project requires no prep and includes a writing component to tie literacy into art. Your class will feel successful in making their own digital build an Easter egg. It’s as simple as copy and paste! Additionally, it pairs well with, “How to Catch the Easter Bunny” and “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”
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Overview of Digital Build an Easter Egg for Kids
First, your kids will copy an Easter egg onto one of the backgrounds and make it big. Then, they’ll add different patterns and lines to decorate the egg: zigzag, dotted, wavy, and more. Each comes in 16 different colors. The possibilities are endless as to the egg designs your class can create.Lastly, they can put their egg in a basket with grass, add a fence, or sign, and clouds, a sun, and flowers into the background.
And, if you’d like to take it a step further, have students take a picture of where their Easter egg is outside their home and have them insert it into the background instead. Use it as an opportunity to teach your class about composition and lighting. This art project is also a great exercise in teaching about color groups like primary and secondary.
These digital build an Easter egg templates include 179 moveable graphics for your class to decorate their own digital egg. Step-by-step directions are included at the beginning of the Slides document to teach students how to flip an image and change the order of images to bring something forward or backward, as well as how to group objects.
The download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the templates. And this document comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import it into your Drive!
I’ve included directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of the art project included.
- Google Drive Access Link – A link to download the digital Easter egg templates located on page 3 of the PDF.)
- 10 Direction Slides – These explain how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- 7 Backgrounds – These include images of a polka dotted background. This is where kids will place their Easter egg decorations onto. Any background a child is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with.
- 182 Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background mentioned above. They will use these items to decorate their Easter egg art project. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- 2 Writing Prompts – These prompts are designed to work for kids in second through fifth grades.
- 4 Teacher Examples – Use these to demonstrate on and show your class a completed version of the art project. Do not include these when you send a copy of the art project to your students.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Easter Egg Art Project
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Slides can be shared with your class. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in this program, However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have children use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital Easter egg templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Slides can be downloaded into PowerPoint. First, open the file. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own background to the scene? Yes! This is such a great way to incorporate photography into your lessons. Have kids take a picture and upload it to their Drive. Once in there, they can import it.
- How do I get the digital Easter egg templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Click the link with the pointing arrow on Page 3.