Welcome to Day 4 of our A Very Toddler Easter series that we are co-hosting with Kristina from Toddler Approved. Each day this week, we are sharing a new Easter activity idea for toddlers. Check out our Easter page for all the Easter activities!
Who doesn’t love a toddler art project? They are literally the most adorable art work that you can put on your fridge and nothing makes a toddler happier than being a featured artist.
That’s why I try to do a simple “fridge worthy” art project with my toddlers each month. Something simple, easy, and fun that we can showcase.
This Easter Art Activity was perfect for my kids!
I was so inspired when I saw this activity idea on Fun at Home With Kids – I knew I had to give it a Busy Toddler spin.
We made painting with Easter eggs into a group activity and invited over some of our best kid friends, and got out every storage tub I own to do it.
It made for a lot of laughing, a lot of giggles and some very fridge-worthy art! I did this activity with my 27 month old and my 3.5 year old, and their friends.
Nothing like a simple art set up!
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- Plastic eggs
- Butcher paper – I’m so glad I own a roll of this stuff
- Washable tempera paint
- Storage containers
Do you see how many storage tubs I own? In my defense, they are so perfect for sensory bins and if I didn’t have this many, we couldn’t do fun friendship art activities like this.
At least that’s the spin I’m putting on this clear addiction…
The kids loved this project – and who wouldn’t?!
I taped down some butcher paper in the bottom of each kid’s storage tub – then added the colors of their choice.
We (aka my Mom friends and I) decided 3 colors would be perfect and would be most likely to still look nice at the end (not like rolled around brown paint – wink).
I dropped in 3 Easter Eggs for each kid and let the rock and roll painting begin.
This was such an arm workout!
I’m not kidding when I say that it was a workout to move these bins. The kids loved shaking the bins back and forth trying to get their eggs good and covered. The messier the egg the better – we wanted those canvases filled with paint!
Wait for it…the end result!
We left these to dry overnight – it was a lot of paint that needed to dry!
Once the art was good and dry, I cut out an egg shaped section that’s been fridge-perfect for Easter season. These canvases were big enough that I even cut out extras to send to the Grandparents. Talk about a one-shot art project.
Imagine all the ways you could use this art work:
- Make it into toddler made place cards
- Cut it into flowers
- Use it as wrapping paper
This Easter Art activity was the perfect art for Easter-time. The eggs came clean with a little soapy water, the toddlers stayed reasonably clean (despite shaking around boxes of paint covered eggs) and the final product is oh-so-cute.
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