Are you looking for a fun family activity this Easter, but not quite ready for full on egg coloring? I may have a compromise for you. I love love love coloring eggs, so I wanted the kids to get involved as soon as they were able, but I knew passing out eggs to bunch of two year olds was just asking for trouble. Here’s what we did:
OPTION #1: Food Coloring in Muffin Tin
For this option, just fill the muffin tins with water and put a drop or two of food coloring in each reservoir. I made each row the same color.
Let kids roll eggs around until desired color is achieved and then set aside to dry.
Be sure to cover the table well with newspaper or some old blankets/sheets. There will be a bit of a mess. Oh, and put old shirts on the kids (I’m guess you already knew that).
OPTION #2: Break out the Markers
This second option might SEEM like it would be less messy than option #1, but don’t let yourself be fools. Marker may stain little ones hands… the markers we used stayed on for days (note to self, buy washable markers next time).
This is a fun one for the kids and it improves their fine motor skills. I think it might even count as a pre-writing activity. 🙂 Oh yeah.
Look at those beautiful creations.
What? You want to see Option #1 and Option #2 combined? Alright, you asked for it. Tada!
If the eggs need even more sparkle once they are dyed (or if you want to jump straight to glitter), grab some liquid glue and water it down about 1/2 and 1/2. Have kids paint the glue onto the egg.
Once that is complete, sprinkle a little glitter directly on the egg and a little more glitter on the plate. Have the kids roll the egg around until it is a glitter perfection!
Rolling! Rolling! Rolling!
For More Easter Fun, Check Out:
- My Easter Pinterest Board
- Palm Sunday Preschool Project
- He is Risen handwriting practice
- Resurrection Garden (love this project for older kids)