What’s Easter without a spot of egg decorating? I've lost count of the amount of eggs my eldest has broken so I thought paper ones would be better for her to decorate. If successful it would make a great thank you card to family relatives who’d provided the girls with chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies this year.
The first thing that we did was to find a piece of paper (you could use card instead) and folded it over to make a long rectangle shape. Then I folded it up like an accordion making sure that the edges of the paper met each other. As you can see I let eldest have fun on the floor crayoning on the paper on a folder before cutting out an Easter design on the paper and moving her and the project to the desk. I didn't mind my daughter crayoning on the floor but whatever we are interested in our youngest wants to play with too and she tries to eat everything!
This is what it should look like when the card is unfolded. Eldest then had great fun applying a variety of different coloured glitter glues and crayons as you can see.
Keeping wet wipes nearby is definitely a good idea and helping them to apply paint to their fingers instead of letting them do it themselves ensures you've lots left for other projects. As for my eldest after doing lots of finger printing she looked like this.
Now all I need to do is apply some writing at the bottom of the card thanking the person for their eggs. If your child is practising letter writing then you could place a few dots on the paper for them to join up to write their own message.
What Easter activities have you been getting up to recently?