Gets the kids moving and creative at the same time while painting with eggs. Just the plastic Easter egg kind, not real ones! [Though that brings an idea...]
It’s sometimes hard to do a toddler art activity when all they do is just sit and create. Henry is particularly this way. That’s why big art is my favorite kind of art.
Big art, to me, is any kind of art that involves movement to make it. Burning off some energy while making something pretty!
I decided to take this big art activity outside. It took Henry awhile to get into it.
At first, he only wanted to play with his dump truck and stack the paints in it.
I started by showing him what we’d do to spark some interest. That got Henry to join me soon after.
I set out 4 containers and put a blob of paint in each. Henry rolled the plastic Easter eggs [along with a ball] in the paint to get them nice and covered.
I laid out a piece of cardboard on our sidewalk [which is slanted]. I taped a couple of pieces of butcher paper on the cardboard.
Henry rolled the eggs down the paper. The eggs usually needed some pushing to keep them moving.
Henry also kicked his ball down the paper many times!
Henry chose to include the ball himself. The design the ball made on the paper added a lot of interest because of the circles. Henry said that a couple of the paint circles the ball made looked like glasses!
The process was fun! We never knew where the Easter egg would go… Each path it made was different from the previous one.
[The eggs didn't end up looking so bad either.]
This was a very messy activity, so I do recommend doing it outside. Henry’s clothes ended up covered in paint [take precautions with the 10 ways to keep messy play clean]. I cannot stress how much I love Crayola Washable Paints!
Henry was 3 years old.
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