I’ve been looking forward to trying some “straw painting” with the kids for a while now. I decided we’d give it a try to decorate some paper Easter eggs.
Before craft time I used an egg pattern I created to draw 3 eggs on each sheet of paper. (Need help to make a good looking egg? Try using 2 different sized small cups to partially trace for the upper and bottom parts and then connect together.)
I then gathered the necessary supplies. I originally thought we’d leave the eggs on the paper when finished and then decorate the open spots with stickers, but I learned it is REALLY hard for little ones to blow the paint only in the egg shape; plus, they look so pretty cut out!
(I also learned that this craft would be best for children 4 and up… The almost 3-year-old kept forgetting to blow through his straw, and he drank some paint. More than a few times.)
To paint your eggs, dab some watered down paint (don’t get it too watery or it will race across your paper when you blow!) onto the edge of your egg shape and then use a straw to gently blow the paint in different directions. Try several colors on each egg!
Once the eggs dried we cut them out and hung them up for everyone to admire. I think our eggs turned out pretty nice for a first attempt. I’m thinking an older child would have fun doing it, too, and be able to really control where the paint gets blown for some beautiful eggs!
Now that we painted paper eggs, we’re ready for the real ones this week!