What You Need:
- the egg carton
- a nail (or something with a sharp point)
- liquid water colors
- paint brush
- white crayon (optional)
What To Do:
1. Tap a small hole in the top and bottom of all the eggs.
2. Blow all of the insides out in the sink.
3. set out all of your paints and brushed while the
eggs are drying from the blowing process.
4. Carefully so not to break the eggs, paint them however you like!
5. While the kids were painting, I heated a white crayon in the oven
on 350 degrees for a few minutes on parchment paper. When I took out the crayon,
I let it cool for a few seconds and let them color on a few eggs (and we rolled one of
the eggs in the melted crayon drippings on the paper). I thought of this idea because
of the activity we just did with melted crayons on wood.
|This is Busy's melted crayon egg|
|My favorite melted crayon egg|
|Another melted crayon egg that Busy rolled around|
in the paint tray.
6. As they finish an egg, place them in the egg carton to dry.
7. Once dry, we placed them in the kitchen window to enjoy!!
I am totally in love with how these turned out!! And remember, the Beans is not quite 2 and a half.
If you show them how and let them try, they can do it! And worse case scenario, the egg breaks!! Just use the shells of the broken ones to make an Easter egg collage! Glue the shells to paper then once dry, paint the shells! There is no such thing as "I messed up." You can always make an "oops" into something special ;)