Easy Easter Egg Paint
When it comes to toddlers easy, engaging activities are key.
With Easter approaching and Spring on everyone’s minds, EGGS are a natural material for art this month. This is an easy thing to grab at the Farmer’s Market or the grocery store and we have a super simple idea that even older infants can do to help decorate eggs.
1. Hard boil the eggs.
2. Tape paper to your table or highchair tray.
3. Have paint ready to go.
Offer your child an egg to explore. Let them touch it, roll it, shake it – really the worst thing that could happen is that it would break open.
Put some paint on the paper after they have had a chance to explore the egg. Again, allow them to explore.
The egg will be slippery so be prepared for it to roll, fall, etc. I was fully prepared to lose all or at least some of our eggs when we did this the first time with our 11 month olds, but surprisingly NO eggs were harmed in the making of this post. We have since repeated the activity with 23 month olds and had one egg fatality.
Once an egg is painted, offer them another one and have them place the painted egg in an open egg carton to dry.
Wash cloth or sink for those painted fingers.
Remove tape and paper from the table and wipe any outlying marks with a wash cloth.
Keep eggs out of reach until they dry. At which point them look really cool.
Paper - large enough to cover work surface
Check out the #creativekidschallenge for more fun egg ideas.
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