Fancy Foil Easter Card

Fancy Foil Easter Card lesson plan

Send family and friends a shiny, shimmery card for Easter. Crayola® Gel Marker colors on aluminum foil are perfect for spring greetings.

  • 1.

    Research Easter to find the significance of eggs for this spring holiday. Find examples of decorated eggs from various world cultures.

  • 2.

    Fold two sheets of white construction paper in half. Using Crayola Colored Pencils, draw a large egg that touches the right and left edges of the paper. Cut out the eggs with Crayola Scissors, leaving an area along the fold uncut so the eggs stay attached to each other.

  • 3.

    Choose one of the double eggs to be the front of the card. Draw interesting Easter or spring designs and shapes on the top egg. Cut out the shapes. Decorate the front of the card with Crayola Gel Markers.

  • 4.

    Tear a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to fit behind the cut-out egg. Trace the egg shape on it and trim to fit. Use Gel Markers to color the foil. Dry.

  • 5.

    With Crayola Glue Sticks, apply glue to the back of the cut-out egg. Press the colored aluminum foil onto the glued surface. Glue the second double egg inside the first to create the inside of the card. Write an Easter or spring greeting on the card.

Standards

  • LA: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LA: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.

Adaptations

  • Prior to the creation of original Easter cards, have students share professionally made cards that they have received. Students focus on and discuss the written messages in the cards. What do the messages tell the recipient? Brainstorm what message might they want to send in their original Easter cards.
  • Possible classroom resources include: The Easter Egg by Jan Brett; Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter by Jane O'Connor; The Biggest Easter Basket Ever by Steven Kroll; Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco
  • Students investigate the heritage of Pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg. This can be done individually or in teams of two. Students can attempt to replicate a Pysanky design, or designs, for their egg card.
  • This aluminum foil technique can be expanded to design a flower, butterfly, or create other spring themes.