I’ve been looking forward to trying some “straw painting” with the kids for a while now. We’ve been having fun with Easter crafts, and I decided we’d give this new painting technique a try in this straw-painting Preschooler Easter egg craft.
Colorful Easter eggs are a must this time of year. For real eggs we love using old crayons to create vivid melted wax 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 them together.)
To make your own straw-blown painted Easter eggs you will need:
- a plastic drinking straws
- paint (washable is best for this activity)
- page with your homemade egg templates
- stickers (optional)
This craft would be best for children 4 and up… My almost 3-year-old kept forgetting to blow through his straw, and he drank some paint. Be sure to use non-toxic paint for straw painting!
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.
For best results try several colors on each egg.
Once the eggs dry cut them out and hang them up for everyone to admire. Your child might want to add a few stickers to his/her eggs. Mine chose not to.
I think our eggs turned out pretty nice for a first attempt. This craft would be great for an older child as well as they would be able to really control where the paint gets blown for some beautiful eggs.
Other preschooler Easter crafts: