Daily Activity for Kids – Day 22 – Easter Egg Art
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!
Daily Activity for Kids – Easter Egg Art
These easy coffee filter Easter eggs are the perfect way to help children get creative while getting excited for the holidays. Kiddos will practice their fine motor skills by dipping items into colored water and painting their one-of-a-kind decorations. Then, hang the eggs so the children can proudly show off their creations!
Step 1 – Gather materials.
Paper coffee filters
Food coloring child-safe paint
Small plastic containers (e.g. yogurt cups)
Cotton swabs, cotton balls or eye droppers
(Optional) Waterproof placemat, garbage bag or newspaper
Step 2 – If using your table or floor, protect the surface with a placemat, garbage bags or newspaper.
Step 3 – Cut out the shape of an Easter egg (oval) from your coffee filters. Avoid tearing the fragile paper by holding multiple filters together and cutting them simultaneously.
Step 4 – Fill your plastic cups with water, leaving enough space to stir them without spilling.
Step 5 – Place a few drops of food coloring or paint in the water and stir so the color is evenly mixed, using a 3:10 ratio of paint to water. Repeat for each color, using one color per container of water
Step 6 – Place the egg-shaped coffee filters and colored water containers in front of your child, along with a few “brushes” (cotton swabs, cotton balls or eye droppers).
Step 7 – Have the child dip the brushes into the paint containers and then dab them onto the eggs. If possible, use one brush per color to avoid mixing colors in the containers. Leave the coffee filter to dry overnight.
Once dry, cut or poke a small hole in the top of the coffee filter eggs. Feed a string through the eggs and hang them in a sunny window and watch how the light filters through them!
This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: STEAM (art) and language.