This simple Easter Egg Placemat is the perfect Easter craft project for kids of all ages. If you have a young child can help them make this simple and fun Easter Egg Placemat craft project.
This Easter Egg Placemat a great project for any style dinner table. The canvas lends itself well to almost any design you might want to paint on it.
This is one Easter craft project where kids can get really creative!
You can buy pre primed canvas by the yard at almost any fabric store or art supply store. The paints, polyurethane, and primer go a long way as well!
To Make a Painted Canvas Easter Egg Placemat You will need:
1 Yards oft Per primed Canvas
Pastel Acrylic paints
Duct Tape or No Sew
Start by cutting your Easter Egg Placemat place mat out to size. You want this to be in the shape of an egg. So, you may want to practice drawn-out egg shape out on paper, then cut it out and trace it onto the canvas.
Us pinking sheers to cut out the placemat in the shape of an Easter egg. Finally, apply a no fray product to the edges.
You could also Fold in your rough edges about 1 inch towards the back of the place mat. You can simply duct tape these down since no one will see the underside of your painted canvas Easter Egg Placemat dinner mat. I think the pinking sheer and no fray looks best though.
If you prefer though you can use a product like no sew. When you iron down the edges though, make sure you place a rag between the primed canvas and your iron. The primer will melt and burn. It will also ruin your iron. You could also use fabric glue to hem the edge to even simply sew it down with a sewing machine.
Now, time for kids to start decorating this fun Easter craft project.
Start by painting the entire Easter egg placemat out in one color. This will provide a base for all the fun decorating.
Let the base coat of paint dry.
Once this has dried the kids can start decorating the eggs.
This is the time to get creative!
Once your paint has dried you need to apply a few coats of polyurethane to the painted canvas Easter Egg dinner place mat. I recommend applying three coats following the instructions on your polyurethane.
Once the polyurethane has dried you can add embellishments to really personalize this Easter Egg craft project. Beading, faux gemstones, and almost any little bobble you can find at the arts and craft store will work. Just remember you will need to clean this, so stay away from anything that cannot get wet.
To clean your Easter Egg Placemat you can use a damp soapy sponge. Windex or any mild spray detergent will also work just fine.
Tip: To get really straight lines you can use painter’s tape on the Easter Egg placemat. You can also add glitter when the paint is wet.