Our youngest is just starting to more fully understand seasonal changes and celebrations and thus, his interest is piqued with all things related to spring, eggs and that certain bunny… Enjoy the process of this activity and if you like, save your work in a garland to see each year! Materials Watercolour paper Eye droppers or pipettes (Pipettes would be better for younger children as they are easier to squeeze) Watercolour paint Large box Containers Optional: Egg templateegg egg Scissors Cord Beads Needle Pencil/ eraser Tape Hole punch We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Don your smock. Fill your containers with your paint. Lay your paper in your box. This will catch all your splashes! Squeeze your droppers to suck up the paint and drop it onto your paper. Do you notice any changes with the drops based on your height? Allow your painting to dry overnight. Garland * I would only proceed with this next step if your child is interested in it. If they want to leave their work in a full sheet, respect that. You could also pre-cut the paper into egg shapes prior to the painting.* If you like print out the egg template (or better yet, draw your own) and trace out the eggs over your work, lightly with a pencil. Cut out your eggs and punch two holes in the top. Lace your eggs and your beads to form a garland. To hold your eggs in place, add a small piece of tape on the back. Hang it up each year to enjoy! Or give it to someone special! Purpose Eye droppers are great for building one’s hand strength/ developing fine motor skills which lends to other skills such as writing, cutting etc. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors with care and adult supervision. Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.