The boys made these eggs by doing splatter painting with a toothbrush. It was a new way for them to paint and they had fun with it!
Grab some old toothbrushes to splatter paint with! I always save our old ones for cleaning someday and they seem to pile up. After a thorough cleaning of the brush itself, I set them out with some watered down paint in muffin tins for each of the boys.
This was perfect for George to do, and actually a wonderful fine motor activity. Its a perfect way to paint toddler-style (sort of like our rolling painted hearts we did for Valentine’s Day).
I cut out George’s egg shape and then traced that onto a piece of paper for Henry to cut out one himself.
After doing a quick demonstration to the boys of how to splatter the paint onto the paper eggs, they got right to it.
I think George enjoyed splattering the toothbrush itself more than actually getting the paint on the egg. I had to tell him to put it down close to the paper so the paint would splatter onto the paper egg.
George ended up painting with the brush itself, as well as his hands! And then splattered on it some more!
They ended up with lots of drips from the toothbrushes because of the runny paint. Henry held his up to show me and noticed that the big globs dripped down the egg.
He was adamant about dripping the paint into certain places but struggled to get it to go where he wanted to. (Learning about gravity…)
I didn’t actually get to display these in the house for Easter. Henry needed to take something purple for sharing at preschool (we get weekly prompts for sharing, which I love!). Henry decided to take his splatter egg to share.
Henry was kind of bummed when he came home that day. Another boy had told him that was a dumb way to paint. We didn’t think so… we had fun!
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