Have fun with a Easter theme zentangle art activity for home or in the classroom. Draw zentangle patterns onto our printable Easter egg using colored markers or art supplies. Enjoy do-able Easter activities for kids and let’s get zentangling!
HAPPY EASTER WITH AN EASTER ZENTANGLE
WHAT IS A ZENTANGLE?
A zentangle is an unplanned and structured pattern usually created on small square tiles in black and white. The patterns are called tangles.
You can make a tangle with one or a combinations of dots, lines, curves etc. Zentangle art can be very relaxing because there is no pressure to focus on the end result. It really is an easy form of process art for kids!
Draw Easter zentangle patterns onto our printable Easter egg below. Relaxing and mindful art for kids of all ages!
MORE FUN ZENTANGLE PATTERNS TO TRY
- Zentangle Art Ideas
- Heart Zentangle
- Shamrock Zentangle
- Earth Day Zentangle
- Leaf Zentangle
- Zentangle Pumpkin
- Cat Zentangle
- Thanksgiving Zentangle
- Christmas Zentangles
WHY DO PROCESS ART WITH KIDS?
What do you think of when you think of children’s art activities? Marshmallow snowmen? Fingerprint flowers? Pasta ornaments?
While there isn’t anything wrong with these crafty projects, they all have one thing in common. The focus is on the end result. Usually, an adult has created a plan for a project that has one goal in mind, and it does not leave a lot of room for true creativity.
For children, the real fun (and learning) is in the process, not the product! Hence, the importance of process art!
Kids are curious, they want their senses to come alive. They want to feel and smell and sometimes even taste the process. They want to be free to let their minds wander through the creative process.
How can we help them reach this state of ‘flow’ – (the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task)? Process art activities! Click here for more process art ideas!
ZENTANGLE EASTER EGGS
Why do we celebrate Easter with eggs? Eggs are a symbol of new life and rebirth, and are commonly associated with spring. Traditionally, people used dyed and painted chicken eggs (see our dyed eggs), now we have chocolate eggs. In Christianity, eggs symbolize the new life we have in Jesus.
- Easter egg template
- Black marker
- Colored markers or watercolors
STEP 1: Print out the Easter egg template.
STEP 2: Fill in each section with your own zentangle designs. Try creating various patterns using a marker. For example; stripes, circles, waves, swirls or even oval shapes for mini Easter eggs.
Remember to repeat the pattern through out each section!
Optional: Color your Easter egg in with markers or watercolor paints. You make even want to make your own watercolors!
MORE FUN EASTER ACTIVITIES
Try one of these other Easter theme art and craft activities!