Believe it or not, spring IS on the horizon, and it's time to start decorating for the season! Bye-bye snowmen and mittens. HELLO flowers, bunnies, peeps, and sunshine! Let's get your little one's hands a-shakin' with this fantastically fun Easter egg craft! This one is great for both toddlers and school-aged children, and it promotes following directions and creativity.
Shoebox with a lid
3 plastic Easter eggs
Brightly colored paints (poster paint or acrylic)
Next, roll a few pieces of scotch tape, and adhere the egg cutout to the bottom of a sturdy shoebox. Your shoebox should be large enough that the egg cutout is at least 1/2 an inch from all sides. Otherwise, the paint won't cover the edges of the craft.
Choose two or three paint colors, and squirt a generous amount of each into the box around the egg cutout. Keep in mind that it's better to use too little paint than too much. You can always add more as you go; (we definitely did).
Drop the plastic Easter eggs into the box.
Every so often, open the lid and check on your egg. Does it need more paint? Should you add another color? Keep adding paint until your tot is satisfied!
Try painting several of these with different colors! It's okay to use the same shoebox and plastic eggs repeatedly (that's what we did), but if you don't want your pinks and yellows to mix with your blues and greens, switch out your boxes and eggs.
- If you do not have plastic Easter eggs, try using marbles or bouncy balls. They create smaller marks and lines that are very unique, and makes this activity a year-round treat.
- When my daughter finished her final egg, I forgot to remove it from the shoebox and it dried to the cardboard. Oops! Lesson learned- take 'em out of the shoebox right away!
- Use this painting method to make festive decorations all year round. Fall leaves, Christmas trees, Valentine hearts- the options are endless!