I want to say that when you paint Easter eggs in a bag, it’s mess-free. For many kids, it would be anyway! My little girl reached right in and grabbed the painted eggs herself. Who am I to say no to that? However, if the fear of creating a mess is something that stops you from getting artsy with your kids? Or, if they are not interested in getting their hands covered in paint, this Easter color mixing activity can be done without any mess. The Easter eggs are artificial and coated with paper. Paint and dye these eggs, just like real eggs, and keep year after year.
Paint Easter Eggs
Gather your materials. You will need some paper or woodcraft eggs, liquid paint, gallon ziplock style bags, and something to rest the wet eggs on to dry. You may also want a piece of painter’s tape to hold the bag in place while pouring paint into it.
First, start by rolling the edges of a bag down and taping the bottom to the table to keep it all stable.
Pop the eggs in. It’s more fun if you pop two in at a time, especially if you shake it, because they clang together. If you are doing this with real eggs only do one at a time or you will have shell everywhere. I imagined she’d shake the bag but she liked squishing it more.
She reached in to grab the eggs but you can carefully dump the egg onto the carton for drying without ever touching it, which is what I did with the next four eggs. Little hands don’t need to get covered in the paint unless everyone is cool with it!
After the initial every color exploration we decided to make some colors rather than sticking with the normal colors. So, of course, the first combination was the classic yellow and blue! Next up was all the “girl colors”. It doesn’t seem to matter how often I say colors don’t have genders. My daughter thinks in the stage of classifying things by gender. I know that this is a stage and helps kids make sense of things but I would be lying if I didn’t say I am looking forward to the next phase. Please tell me I am not the only one?! You can use the same bag or grab a new one. To reuse the bag, wash them out with water. Fill them up and pour the water out. Turn the bag inside out and give a quick wipe. Let dry.
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