This year, the preschoolers and I have really been into collaborative art projects. For Easter, the kiddos and I decided to make our own Easter egg art for the classroom walls. I have a stash of plastic eggs from years past, so we broke those art and got to work creating some fun art!
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Colorful Easter egg art on canvas
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I grabbed some of our tempera paints and had the children help me choose a few colors. We settled on purple, orange, green, and pink. We decided to add some white to each of the colors to make them more pastel shades. I love how the children were so inquisitive, even though we’ve done this many times before. It was fun chatting with them about making different shades of colors.
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What we did
First, we decided to roll the eggs around a little on the canvas. Once the rolled paint dried, we broke apart some of the plastic eggs to stamp with. This is something we did while creating our acorn art, and I was so happy a few of the kids remembered that.
Once all of the paint was dried, some of the kids helped me glue small plastic eggs to the canvas. It was a little like adding last year’s egg sculptures to the canvas. As always, I was so intrigued to see how purposeful the children were when creating the art. Each small plastic egg had to be placed just so in reference to the other eggs.
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The children who helped with this part came up with some intricate stories about the eggs, which cracked me up! The started naming calling the canvas “egg town” and naming each of the painted circles different streets.
What kinds of Easter egg art do your children enjoy the most? I’ve always found painting by rolling and stamping the eggs is a ton of fun, but this is the first time we’ve done it on canvas.
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