Do you have several of those plastic Easter eggs sitting around? We do. So we thought we'd give an activity from the awesome round-up of post-Easter plastic egg crafts from fellow mama bloggers here a try! Inspired by this post by Tinkerlab, we put our own twist on it and made two different pretty prints this morning!
This method of painting is lots of fun. You can also use rocks, marbles, or ping pong balls (really basically anything that will roll) in the place of plastic Easter eggs. S never gets tired of getting to roll the various objects through the paint. :)
To keep our floors safe, we use our disposable baking tray (we get these for $2 at grocery stores and use them constantly! So useful!!!!). The lid is clear (or in our case, since ours has been heavily used, it's *mostly* clear) so you can still see the action...but I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that nothing paint covered will roll out!
Since the plastic eggs are super light weight, we needed to thin our paint out with a little water. We love these squeezy condiment bottlesand also use them for several of our projects. They are easy enough that a toddler can squeeze them - we highly recommend them!
For our first version of the project, S decided to do a little bit of each color.
She placed the eggs in the paint and I helped her snap the cover on.
She had so much fun tilting it in strange directions (even upside down) and was ooohing and aaahing over the pretty tracks the eggs were making.
Here's the beautiful final product:
Next she wondered how the print would look if she used a ton of paint. So she opted to finish off the containers and make some giant pools of paint.
The first tilt
I love this shot of the momentarily-gravity-defying eggs.
And of course, S loves to be part of the clean up. Soapy water and paint covered eggs make for one happy girl. :)
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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.