Who doesn’t love a bit of splatter-y fun!?

Materials

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

  • Coffee filters
  • Liquid watercolours
  • Metallic liquid watercolours
  • Pipettes
  • Paintbrush
  • Egg Templates egg egg 2
  • Pencil/eraser
  • Scissors
  • Block
  • Cooling rack

Garland

  • Cord
  • Beads
  • Straw
  • Glue
  • Scissors

We always find these items helpful too:

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  • Smock
  • Craft tray

Directions

  • Print and cut out the size of egg that you would like and trace them around onto your coffee filters.  Cut them out.

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

  • Don your smock.  Put your eggs in your tray.  Use your pipettes to paint them.  With liquid watercolours you can dilute them to make less vibrant colours or leave them concentrated to make them bold.

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

  • Splatter paint some specks onto your eggs.  If you have access to metallic paint, it really makes the speckles stand out!  The kids like to use a fan brush and tap it on a wooden block, but a toothbrush also works great.  If you want to contain the splatters, pop your work into a cardboard box.

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

  • Put your eggs on the cooling rack and let them dry overnight.

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

  • You could string them together to make a garland! (A few tips: Glue a piece of straw or a bead on the back of the eggs to loop your cord through.  Want your beads to stay in place when you lace them?  Simply go through the hole a second time.)
  • Hang your garland in the window- wouldn’t the light look amazing shining through it?!

Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

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Children in Preschool, Kindergarten and School age will enjoy this painting activity which incorporates pipette painting and splatter painting to make an EASTER EGG GARLAND that would make a beautiful sun catcher!

 

This SPLATTER EGG idea is great for small children to create a garland for Easter.  It uses pipettes or droppers to paint with, strengthening their fine motor skills.

Purpose

  • Developing hand strength by using different tools.
  • Exploring paper that has different absorption rates.
  • Recognizing symbols associated with various seasons and celebrations.

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.
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