Painting without a paintbrush? Why not?! This playful Easter egg process art was such a fun way for my kids to experiment and create. They loved pouring, squishing and painting with Easter eggs. So much more fun than regular old paint brushes, don’t you think?!
Our process art activity only required a few simple materials:
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Paint (homemade flour paint recipe below or store bought tempera paint)
- Cups for the paint
- A shower liner or similar to protect the floor
Since I wanted the activity to be safe for my toddler, I made my own paint with a heaping tablespoon of flour and a little more than two tablespoons of water per color. I added gel food coloring, but regular food coloring and liquid watercolors would work well, too.
I set up the two cups of paint with some matching plastic eggs on top of a large shower liner. I provided a large piece of paper, but that’s optional – painting right on the shower liner would have been fun, too. It’s process art, after all!
Process Art with Plastic Easter Eggs
Both E (5) and N (19 months) wanted to start exploring right away.
E showed N how to roll the eggs over the paper, and he did his best to copy her.
Taking the eggs out of the cups and putting them back in was fun, too.
E decided to do some color mixing and finger painting…
before she poured as much paint as she could into an egg just to see what would happen.
She discovered that the paint was too thick to pour out, but it made fun blobs on the paper.
In the end, E took over the paper entirely and used her hand to smear paint all over it.
Both kids had a lot of fun with this simple art activity that was also satisfyingly messy!
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