While music runs in the hippy side of my husband, artistry through paints runs in my side. It’s been a while since I’ve used brushes and paints.
As Easter season is fast approaching, I have come up with the idea to have an art activity with my son, Richard Rey. This is our first time to do an art activity together and I’m excited to see his artistic skills. It is a little stressful to paint Easter Eggs with a toddler but it is an experience worth having. My little Richard Rey really enjoyed painting his Easter Eggs and I’m sure that your little one will too. I am happy to be able to share our experience with you.
As he’s turning 18 months, he’s been showing a lot of interest on how to use pens, pencils and crayons. There’s a lot of progress that he’s been showing, and it makes us proud as parents. Check out the link here to see his 18 months milestones.
How to Paint Easter Eggs with a Toddler
- Food colors
- 3 Small jars
- Hardboiled eggs
- Egg Tray
- Bond Papers
- Place at least 2 tbsp of flour in every jar.
- Add water depending on the consistency that you like. I poured 2-3 tbsp on mine.
- Add food colors and that’s it.
When Richard Rey saw the materials on the table, he was so excited that he couldn’t wait to touch or use them. Before I gave him the hard boiled eggs, I let him practice on brushing the paper. Let him see and identify the colors. For the past 3 months, we’ve been counting the numbers of everything. Every time we count, he points his finger to each item. He is so cute (spoken like a truly mama, right?). So, we count how many jars are on the table. He brushed and brushed each paper as much as he could.
Then I placed the hard boiled eggs and the egg tray on the table. I showed him how to paint it and was so excited to get onto it.
His little finger counting the eggs and sorting the jars.
At his stage, he is keen to do more things by himself. Every time, I have the brush, so I could help him, he would take it away from me and he will brush it either on the paper or onto the eggs.
He looks so proud of himself here that he was able to place the eggs on to the tray.
It was still chilly outside when we did this activity so we did it inside the house. I also made sure that I had towels on the floor to avoid getting anything on the rug.
Aside from discovering colors, he loved sorting the eggs and the jars with colors. He kept on taking the eggs out of the tray and closing and opening the tray. He did this many times. According to a Montessori Book that I’ve read, his experience with sorting is a good preparation for mathematics. The art and craft activity will also help him develop his sense of design and imagination.
To enjoy, experience, and learn new things are the goal of this activity. Painting the eggs with my little one was a wonderful experience and we did enjoy it together. Like with any moms, his first work of art will be treasured. It made me understand why my mom took the time to keep all the school activities that my siblings and I had and I’m grateful of her.
Thank you so much for reading. If you have any questions or comments regarding this activity, please don’t hesitate to write them down below and I will get back to you.