Easter being early this year and Spring being late is really messing with my head but when little man asks to do a craft project the timing just works out! This year we made some super simple (and somewhat messy) art sure to entice the Easter Bunny to hide some goodies at our place!
All you need is some washable, kids craft paint, clothespins, pom-poms, paper, and eggs! (We use those unbreakable fake eggs from the dollar store that are set up in cartons and can be used for an array of egg decorating techniques!)
Pour some paint into bowls (one color per bowl). We had coloured pom-poms that coordinated with the paint colors for an easy way to remember to not mix colors but any color of pom-poms will work. Clip a pom-pom onto your clothespin and this becomes your paint ‘brush’. Draw out an egg shape onto your piece of paper and let your decorating begin. E made a crocodile on one of his as well as polka dot lines and I went the more traditional route with waves and polka dots. It was a really easy way to paint for little hands and we had fun (despite the massive clean-up…thank goodness for washable paint!)
Continue with your pom-pom brushes and decorate some eggs! We used some leftover letter stickers I had laying around to spell out “EASTER” and we painted over the stickers and then removed them once the paint had dried for an easy little greeting! E liked the flat paper egg painting better as he didn’t get as messy. I can’t figure out why he hates getting his hands dirty with paint, markers, and food yet dirt and mud is fine!!! Boys!
We decorated up our house for Easter this weekend amid the chaos and it was a great way to get into the spirit and talk about Spring! These crafts are easy enough to do in an afternoon, they’re cheap and the supplies are easy to find! Here’s hoping we see some of those bright and fresh colors outside soon!