Kids love finding hidden words and pictures. In the past we have done some crayon-resist painting to practice reading sight words. I’ve been looking forward to doing more crayon-resist painting with the kids, and this week we used our homemade watercolor paints to go on a crayon-resist egg hunt!
To go on your own crayon-resist egg hunt with the kids, you will need to do a little preparation ahead of time.
You will also need the following materials:
- Paper suitable for painting
- White crayon
- Paint brushes
- Paint (We used our homemade liquid watercolors.)
To prepare, use the white crayon to draw several Easter eggs all over your piece of paper. (Tip: Since white crayon is hard to see on white paper, I found that if you lean sideways and tilt your head just a bit you can see what you are drawing a little easier.)
Once you have your eggs “hidden”, it’s time to call the kids in for the hunt!
Give each child a paintbrush and a small amount of paint. Tell them you’ve hidden some eggs and they must use their paintbrush to find them.
They will have fun discovering each hidden egg as they paint their paper.
This activity is great for younger children, who can practice counting skills as they discover each egg.
It’s also fun for older kids, who can draw their own eggs on the paper and exchange them with each other for the hunt.
Once they are finished, let the crayon-resist paintings dry. They can be hung as colorful Easter decorations.
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how fun! I volunteer at a church and they do little activites with the little ones, This would be a lot of fun for them and it would be so cheap to do it. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.
It would definitely be fun for a group of little ones!
I love this idea! I am definitely trying this. Thanks for sharing with the Frugal Family linky.
Laura at Mommy Maleta says
This is a great idea! I’m sure kids will love discovering the eggs. I’ll have to try this with my little guy. Thx for linking it up at the Thoughtful Spot.
I was surprised how many times my 7 year old asked to do it. 😉 I think it would be a huge hit with preschoolers and toddlers!
My kids love crayon resist art as well. A lovely activity. Thanks for linking up to #familyfrugallinky
Jennifer Dawn says
What a creative idea! Love this!