INSIDE: Cotton Ball Easter Egg Painting is a great art activity for Easter! Create and decorate a colourful Easter egg with your toddlers and preschoolers!
Cotton Ball Painting Fun
You know I love a good cotton ball activity and so do my kids! I set up this activity along with an Easter version and my daughter told me that she loves these types of activities! They are so creative and fun and calming. A great quiet time activity for kids big and small. I have created a version for St Patrick’s Day, Spring, Valentines, Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. In this fun activity we created an Easter egg for Easter. We used coloured water and eye droppers to make a fantastic fine motor activity for little hands
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How to Set up Cotton Ball Easter Egg Painting
Grab your piece of cardboard. You’ll want it to be large enough to be able to an Easter egg. Also the extra room you have around the Easter egg will help to keep the mess down.
Draw the outline of an Easter egg. Draw lines and circles inside the egg to decorate it. Trace the Easter egg with a sharpie and then hand the piece of cardboard to your little one to do the rest. Hand them a squeeze bottle of glue or glue stick and invite them to trace the Easter egg (a small section at a time) with the glue and then have them stick cotton balls in the glue to create the cotton ball Easter egg. Show them how to do their first.
Once the Easter egg are complete it’s time to paint them!
Decorating your Cotton Ball Easter Egg
If this is the first time your little one is using an eye droppers I suggest practicing using them with just water before adding the food colouring. Once they get the hang of squeezing and letting go to draw the water up the eye dropper you can add the food colouring to the water.
Grab six bowls or glasses and fill them half way with water. Add a few drops of different food colouring into each container. We did all the colours of the rainbow from red to purple.
Invite your child to using the eye droppers to colour the cotton balls Easter egg! Let them squeeze the coloured water into the cotton balls to create a colourful Easter egg. They can mix colours by sucking water up directly from the cotton balls and placing it on another cotton ball. They activity is a great way to talk about coloring mixing as well!
Containing the Mess
This is indeed a messy activity. The good news is that the cardboard will catch and absorb most of the mess. Make sure to use a piece of cardboard large enough to hold the egg with some room on the ends to catch any run off.
Another way to contain the mess is to cover your table in Kraft paper or larger pieces of cardboard to protect it as well. Also dress your child play clothes as the coloured water may stain.
Another fun cotton ball craft activity under our belt and it was AGAIN a total hit!! These activities are the best!
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- Cotton balls
- Pencil or Sharpie
- Eye Droppers
- Food Colouring