Use Royal Brites Poster Board for DYI Easter Decorations

Easter is a perfect time for creative projects – either to explore your own creativity or as a fun and engaging family activity. For DIY paper projects, the most versatile type of paper to work with is Poster Board, a sturdy paper product, yet pliable enough to be cut and shaped easily. Use it to make your own Easter decorations, cards, invitations, table setting décor and more. All you need is a bit of curiosity and a desire to explore.

Royal Brites Poster Board comes in a variety of colors and shades, making the creative process even more fun and the results spectacular. You can choose between Fluorescent Neon colors, Black and White and plain colors board that come in different sizes. We recommend starting with the 8.5”x14” E-Z Print Poster Board that is inkjet and laser printable, coated on both sides with a different color. For larger sheets you can’t go wrong with the 22”x28” and 20”x30” poster board C2S (coated 2 sides).

For those of you interested in the meaning of colors, here is a chart to help you choose the most appropriate and expressive color combinations.

Geographics offers free Easter Clipart and Wording as well as ideas to help customize your projects.

Our project ideas for inspiration and help to get you started:

Make an Easter Bunny
Creating an Easter Bunny from Poster Board is an inexpensive and fun arts and crafts project that can be used at home, in schools and kindergartens.

Craft Spring Flowers with Card Stock
Bring the colors of spring into your home with these easy crafts ideas for kids. Paper flowers are the quickest, most fun way to spruce up your kids’ room this Easter season.

Paper Leaves Easy Design
A video tutorial perfect for a creative project celebrating Palm Sunday.
Video curtesy of youtube.com/handmade

Make Easter 3D Paper Eggs
Try making your Easter Eggs out of paper this year.
Video curtesy of youtube.com/papermagic

Have fun trying out various suggested projects!

For creative ideas and special offers on Royal Brites Poster Board and other great quality Geographics stationery and Royal Lace paper products, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Use Printable Stationery for Art Therapy Exercises

 

 

 
The positive impact art has on our physical and mental is now beyond any doubt. Whether we are talking about how being exposed to visual art can help improve children’s cognitive abilities and can make them more tolerant or empathetic or about adults healing trauma through dance, drawing or theatre, art therapy is a powerful wellbeing tool.

At Geographics.com, we are madly in love with paper and Printable Stationery and we are always happy to find way of using it in new ways and what better way than helping people protect or recover their vitality and good health.

To prove the point, a team of researchers from the University of Arkansas have looked at the impact of art focused school trips – like a visit to the art museums or viewing a theatre play – and have been able to show that “exposure to the arts also affects the values of young people, making them more tolerant and empathetic. We suspect that their awareness of different people, places, and ideas through the arts helps them appreciate and accept the differences they find in the broader world.” (Jay P. Greene, professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas)

There are also a lot of proven benefits on adults: from using dance to express emotions in a healthy and safe way to the now popular coloring books for adults as a way of reducing stress and stimulating brain areas associated with motor skills and creativity. The psychologist Luis Rojas Marcos says “coloring comforts us, gives us peace, and lets us enjoy ourselves – it even temporarily frees us from daily pressures. Although coloring a couple of hours does not eliminate all problems and worries, it takes us away and relieves us from the stress that overwhelms us.”

To help you stay heathy, we are sharing 2 easy and calming exercise ideas:

  1. Make Your Own Traffic Sign

Benefits: Use the exercise when you need to make a difficult choice or when you are feeling disempowered or confused about next steps in solving a problem or dealing with a tough situation.

Materials: Royal Brites Poster Board, scissors, markers.

How to:

  • Take a moment and think of all of the road signs you have seen and choose one that describes a positive direction you would like to go towards. You can change the wording to something that is more specific to you.
  • Decide on the shape you want your sign to be and then cut the Poster Board into that shape.
  • Using your markers, create your personal road sign and, on the back, write down a detailed explanation of where or what the sign is directing you to do.
  • Place the sign where you can see it easily and revisit until the issue is resolved.
  1. Thank You Cards” Exercise

Benefits: It shifts the focus from the negative aspects in your life or from a current problem that is a source of stress to a more positive state where feeling grateful can help become calmer and more balanced.

Materials: Blank Cards, markers, pens, pencils, collage materials, glue sticks, postage stamps, and envelopes.

 

How to:

  1. Sit quietly and think about three people in your life that have had a positive contribution, people are grateful for.
  2. Think of images, colors, words, which come up that are associated with these people – positive memories, things you have learned from them, etc.
  3. Using all available materials, create personalized thank you cards – you can use cut-out images, drawings and text to share your feelings and express appreciation and gratitude for about each person.
  4. Place the cards in the envelopes – feel free to personalize the envelopes also. You can send or hand them them to each person for their birthday or for Christmas.

We hope you find these exercises helpful – enjoy and stay happy and healthy!

How to Paint Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs - craft idea How to Paint Easter Eggs 

 

Anthropological studies almost universally find the egg to be a symbol of fertility and rebirth, with its artistic manifestations at the core of many religious belief systems. Ritualistic ornamentation of eggs revolved around specific holidays or general celebrations associated with spring. 

Easter and Lenten egg painting found their roots, in part, in the pre-Christian traditions of the people of northern Europe. Colored eggs of migratory birds returning from warmer climates marked the return of spring to many in the north.

Easter Eggs - craft idea

Waxing and Dying: The How-to Guide

All you need, really, are patience and a steady hand.

And, of course, the materials. In addition to eggs and dye, you’ll need some beeswax, a candle and a kistka, a wooden dowel with a small brass funnel attached to one end.

Start with a clean, white, raw egg. Place a small piece of wax into the larger end of the kistka funnel, and hold it in the candle flame. As the wax starts to melt and move toward the smaller end, draw wax lines on your egg.

You’ll be constantly moving back and forth between the candle and the egg, as the wax tends to harden quickly, and you’ll need to keep feeding wax into the kistka, as the funnel is small.

Easter Eggs - craft idea

Any area covered with wax at this point will remain white on the finished egg. 

Symmetry is key.

Easter Eggs - craft idea

When you’ve finished drawing wax lines for your white patterns, place the egg in a jar of dye for five to 10 minutes. Remember to always start with light-colored dyes, such as yellow.

When you remove the egg, pat it dry with a paper towel. Next, draw a wax pattern on any part of the egg you wish to remain yellow.

Repeat the dying process with a darker dye.

Once you’ve finished waxing and dying, let the egg dry completely.

Easter Eggs - craft idea

To remove the wax, hold the egg near the middle part of the flame. As the wax begins to melt, quickly (and gently) wipe it off with a clean paper towel. Repeat until all wax is gone.

Later, you can varnish the egg using gloss, varnish or shellac. If your egg has no cracks, it will last safely for years and years, without any smell. (Just rotate it every few months to ensure even drying of the yolk and whites inside.)

That’s it! Keep the egg, or give it, with its inscribed good wishes, to someone as a special token.  For the best look, place the eggs in a basket, on Royal Lace Paper Doilies, like in the images shown here.

Make an Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny - craft idea  

Whimsical Easter Bunny

 

MATERIALS

 

  • 1 x Sheet ROYAL BRITES poster board white
  • 1 x Sheet ROYAL BRITES poster board pink
  • 2 yards of 1 inch wide dotted or checked ribbon
  • 1 x two inch white pom pom
  • 1 x one half inch pink pom pom
  • 2 x 15mm oval doll eyes Pink, Dark Gray and Light Gray markers
  • 3 x small purple silk flowers
  • hot glue gun and white glue

 


Click on any of the patterns below to enlarge and print. Printing this patterns requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Click for a closer look...Click for a closer look... Click for a closer look...

INSTRUCTIONS

Creating an Easter Bunny from Poster Board is an inexpensive and fun arts and crafts project that can be used in school and kindergarten. Here is how you tell your kids to create it:

 

  1. Cut a 14 inch circle from the pink poster board cut this piece in half creating a half moon. Shape into a cone overlapping an inch or two.
  2. Glue into place.
  3. Cut the ears, feet, head and hands from the white poster board. Inner earsare cut from the pink.
  4. Hot glue eyes and nose onto face and draw in mouth and whiskers with the dark gray pen, fill in the mouth with pink marker and make fur strokes withthe light gray marker.
  5. Glue the inner ear onto the large ears.
  6. Cut two eight inch pieces of ribbon and hot glue into the inside top of cone for legs. Cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon and fold in half and hot glue the half point to the outside top of cone for arms. Each foot and hands will requiretwo pieces glued to the ends of ribbon front and back.
  7. Draw on lines to create toes and fingers.
  8. Glue the ears behind the face piece, then glue the two head pieces together at the top. Place the head onto the cone and hot glue front face to front of dress and back of head to back of dress.
  9. Glue flowers to front of dress and make a bow and glue to top of head. Glue tail to back of dress.

 

 

This article was published on Wednesday 04 March, 2009.
Current Reviews: 0