“Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. that makes it a plant. chocolate is salad” - Anonymous
Easter, while a religious holiday, has equally become remembered for chocolates, the Easter bunny, Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts are pretty common. However, while the kids are off school, you’ll need to keep them entertained.
While there’s plenty of colouring you can print off online, why not make it more entertaining and do the drawings from scratch?
In this article, we'll look at some art projects that you can use to keep the kids happy from a cute Easter bunny to simple surprise drawings that you can make by hand!
How to Draw Easter Bells
In Catholic and Christian countries, church bells often ring out at Easter and in France, there’s even a legend behind the bells of Easter.
Are you familiar with the story?
This comes from the Catholic faith. Apparently, on Maundy Thursday, the bells would fly from France to Rome to be blessed by the Pope. There, they’d fill up with Easter eggs and spread them across gardens to be found.
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Here’s how to draw them:
- Start by drawing a curvy “A” shape to form the shape of the bell. Then draw a circle to join the two edges of the bell. Draw a circle for the clapper (the part that strikes the bell).
- Next, the ribbons. Draw a diagonal line over the right of the bell, then a downwards line, join it back to the bell. Draw another line inside this to give the ribbon some depth. Do the same on the other side and then draw the edges of the ribbon. Draw a diagonal line and a letter “Z” at the end for the cut of the ribbon. Do the same on the opposite side.
- Add a second bell to the side following the same steps from earlier. The two bells should be overlapping.
- You can now add circles, spots, stripes, zig-zags, etc.
- You can then colour them with coloured pencils or felt-tips.
You can also add wings to the bells if you want to evoke the French tradition.
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How Can You Draw Easter Eggs?
You can’t celebrate Easter without eggs!
The egg is a symbol of fertility and birth and they’ve been associated with Easter for millennia. During Lent, the consumption of eggs was forbidden and people would have to wait until Easter to eat them. These eggs were painted or decorated for luck.
Here’s how you can draw Easter eggs:
- On an A4 sheet of paper, draw an irregular oval for the outline of the egg. You can choose the size, but you’ll want it to be big enough to decorate on the interior.
- On the inside of the egg, you can draw lines, curves, zig-zags, spots, stripes, etc. Get creative!
- You can also add a ribbon to the egg much like with the bells.
- Colour your creations by hand or let the kids do it.
Learn to Draw the Easter Bunny
While bells bring the eggs in France, in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, it’s usually the Easter Bunny who’s tasked with egg delivery. The Easter Bunny was initially a hare but it became a rabbit as they’re more symbolic of fertility.
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I wouldn’t question the logic, especially since rabbits are mammals and don’t lay eggs.
How about we just learn how to draw them?
There are plenty of great tutorials on YouTube. I’d suggest you try out a few different ones before finding the one you like. You can even do one on squared maths paper.
- You’ll need an A4 sheet of maths paper.
- If you follow a video guide, you just need to mark out the squares indicated and almost paint by numbers. The example we found had a black outline that delineated the bunny’s body, ears, head, and paws. Much like with colouring-in, you won’t want to go outside of the line so be very careful with the outer squares in a given area.
- The eyes in an example we found were 3x2 rectangles and the nose was a triangle. In this case, you'd have to draw diagonal lines through some of the squares. To make pupils in the eyes, you’ll only want to colour some of the squares.
- The example we found also had a Kinder egg in it but you can choose any brand or even have an unbranded Easter egg. You can add curves, zig-zags, waves, spots, stripes, etc. to decorate the egg.
- You can colour the rabbit’s ears, head, and paws in grey. Add some shading for depth if you like. You can colour the nose and the insides of its ears in pink. Don’t forget some pink circles for the pads on its feet.
Similarly, you can use the patterns for cross-stitches or Perler beads.
Make a Surprise Drawing for Easter
A surprise drawing is a drawing within a drawing.
- Take an A4 sheet of paper in cut it two 15cm across. Fold it in half downwards. Fold it in half downwards. Turn over the sheet of paper and repeat before reopening. This will help you to mark out the folds.
- Draw an egg on the part you can see. You can add whatever you like from baby chicks, flowers, or even glitter.
- Open the drawing so that you can draw on the inside, which is usually covered when folded but extends to the full length of the paper. Make sure to add zig-zags to the edges of the cracked egg.
- In the middle of the egg, you could draw a cute Easter bunny popping out of the egg with the top of the shell. You can now colour the drawing with coloured pencils, felt-tips, or, ideally, pastels.
- Fold the card again and you’ll see the Easter bunny pop out when you open the drawing.
How to Draw an Easter Card
Don’t hesitate to use these techniques and drawings to make your own Easter cards wishing friends and family a happy Easter.
If you’re struggling for inspiration, just have a look online.
There are plenty of arts and crafts tutorials available on YouTube that’ll show you how to draw chicks, Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, etc. If you’re artsy, you can even do a bit of origami and make some origami Easter bunnies.
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Of course, you can learn other arts and crafts aside from drawing like how to make an easter basket, nests, etc.
So which drawings will you try?
If you or the kids need help with art or drawing, consider getting help from a private tutor. On Superprof, you can search by subject and find the best private tutors in your area. Whether it's simple arts and crafts or helping kids pass their art exams, you can view each tutor's profile, see if their other students recommend them, and get in touch to arrange a lesson.
There are three main types of tutorials available: face-to-face tutorials, online tutorials, and group tutorials. Each offers a different learning approach and comes with advantages and disadvantages.
With face-to-face tutorials, it's just you and the tutor in the session so you can guarantee that they're focused on you and what you want to learn. They can plan the lessons with you in mind and ensure the course content matches exactly what you want or need to learn. They can also work to your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with fun and engaging activities.
For those on a budget, group tutorials are great as you can share the cost of the tutor's time. While you can't guarantee a lesson focuses on exactly what you want to learn, you and a group of friends, family members, and colleagues could all learn some new skills together.
Finally, if you can't find any suitable tutors near you, you can broaden your search to include online tutors. As long as you have a webcam and a decent internet connection, you can be taught by tutors all over the world!
Many of the tutors on the platform offer the first lesson for free so use this time to find out how they can best help you or your children. We recommend that you ask them how they'll tailor their approach to the student, what experience they have taught a given level or subject, and how they can make the learning process fun and engaging, which is incredibly important for young learners.
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