Easy Painted Easter Eggs

Looking for a simple Easter DIY to do with your toddlers?  Look no further because this is an easy one that you’ll be able to pull out year after year!  You can find all sorts of paper mache figures these days (a bunny will be Jack’s Easter activity this year) but last year I decided to buy this adorable set of a dozen eggs at Target and they were a huge hit.  They’re actually unfinished plastic rather than paper mache, but paint goes on in a similar way.  The key to these turning out pretty (even if your 2 year old paints them) is to strategical choose the paint colors yourself.

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Easy Painted Easter Eggs

I’ll be honest, I don’t do many art projects with Jack because the mess stresses me out.  Any time we do anything remotely messy I’m a big ole ball of nerves because I’m afraid paint is going to get all over the carpet, clothes, furniture, etc.  Occasionally I’ll shove those worries to the back of my mind though because these crafting experiences always turn out fun and Jack always ends up proud of the finished project.

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Last year I put him in his high chair (he was 2 at the time) and put a layer of craft paper over it before giving him a plate with paint on it.  I’d hand him one egg at a time so that he could focus, and we slowly worked through the dozen eggs that way.  He tried to paint them with a brush but that didn’t go so well, so we forfeited the brush and decided to finger paint.  Turns out, if you cover your child’s entire hand with different (complimentary) colors of paint and then help them close their hand around the egg a few times you’ll end up with some really pretty eggs!  That’s how we ended up with eggs that were fully covered without any white spots.  Super easy, a little messy, and really festive and pretty!  We pulled these eggs back out this year and have been playing Easter Bunny around the house.  We’ll take turns hiding them for each other and Jack has had SO much fun.  It’s so exciting when your little ones finally start understanding the excitement of the holidays!

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Have you painted or dyed eggs yet this year?  I’d love to hear what you did!

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