Easter egg painting

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Your children will love this fun and colorful Easter inspired art process!

I have shared before how to fill an egg with paint so the children can crack it open to paint, but today I want to show you how we did this in my classroom…

The How-To

To prepare this activity, I filled up a set of plastic Easter eggs with different colors of paint. I also added just a little bit of water to the paint inside each egg. The eggs were only filled with about 1/4 cup of paint/water mixture…

I also covered a table with a couple of layers of paper towels so the children could just explore the process of cracking open an egg, dumping out the paint on the paper towels, then they used paintbrushes to paint a little bit more…

Things to Consider

A few things to think about if you wish to give this a try…

  1. Make sure you select eggs that the children can actually open on their own.
  2. Make sure you check to see if the plastic eggs have holes in the bottom or not.
  3. You might consider having the children wear paint aprons because sometimes the paint will splatter a little – depending on how the child goes about cracking open the egg.

I found eggs without holes but it was a little tough for the younger children to open them on their own, so I had to get them started, and then they took over the process from there…

 

Expanding on the Process

Once all the paint-filled eggs were cracked open and dumped on the table, the children used paintbrushes to paint a little more…

 
 
The children painted on the paper towels and on the eggs too…
 

A Fun and Colorful Experience

The children enjoyed this process from beginning to end. It was a fun exploration in cracking open eggs, finding out what was in the egg, and the painting process…

 
 
And it was quite colorful, too!
 
 
This little guy stayed at the table exploring for quite some time after everyone else had moved on to other things…
 
 
 
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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

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