Ages: 2.5-4 years
A path to egg-cellence with egg trails! Create some Easter artwork and introduce your child to the physical qualities of various materials and help them differentiate between light and heavy touch. This easy to set-up activity will develop your child’s fine-motor skills, while fostering creativity.
- Newspaper/garbage bags (to protect workstation)
- Plain paper or construction paper
- Paint brush
- Non-toxic tempera paint
- Bowls or cups to hold different colours of paint
- Plastic eggs (variation in size if possible)
In the absence of plastic eggs feel free to use real eggs. However, be sure to hard boil them first or else things will get pretty messy! 😉 Using small rocks from the garden is also a great alternative.
- Protect your workstation by covering with newspaper or garbage bags.
- Prepare paint colours and brushes into separate bowls.
- Tape down the paper to prevent it from moving.
Creating the artwork
- Place the paint brush and plastic eggs in front of your child and allow them to choose how they wish to proceed.
- Demonstrate how to dip the egg into the paint or use the paint brush to apply some paint on the egg. Encourage them to try both options.
- Place the painted egg onto the paper and roll or make circles. Watch to see how your child explores the materials.
- Try opening the plastic eggs to use as circle stamps. Dip the open end in the paint and stamp circle prints on the paper.
Increase the fun
After you’re finished painting your artwork, let the paint dry up on the eggs. You’ll have beautiful abstract art on the eggs ready for use in an egg hunt!
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