Not sure what it is but our kids love playing with plastic eggs. They love hiding little items in them and pretending to open up to surprises. They also love hiding them around the house and then finding them again. So I thought for a Spring or Easter activity they might enjoy playing with some colorful eggs.
You may wonder why I had them paint the egg cartons instead of purchasing the already pre-packaged plastic ones (for dying eggs) at the store. After all, it has both the cartoon and eggs along with food coloring. I think the ones at the store cost around $1 or $2 each, so about $6 or less for 3pks. We buy eggs for as low as 99 cents a cartoon. Plus I had to buy the fake eggs at $100 each of 4 pk. I also had to buy the paint at 50 cents each since we didn’t have any on hand. So in reality, it’s cheaper to purchase from the store. Although I haven’t seen any with eggs that can be filled. I think they are usually just whole eggs for kids to color.
In any event, painting our own was just part of the fun. Plus it gave us an idea of how we can use our egg cartons on hand instead to create something fun instead of having to buy the fake ones. As a bonus, they got to practice their painting skills, too.
What you will need:
- Empty Egg Cartons
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Paper Plate or Paint
- Plastic Table Cloth
- Cup of Water and Rag
What to do:
- Protect the table or work space with the plastic table cloth.
- Have kids select their favorite paint colors to add to the paper plate or paint.. (help when needed).
- Have the kids use their imagination to paint the cartons. Allow to dry. The kids can now use their creations to play by adding eggs to their cartons.
Our kids enjoyed coming up with their own paint color schemes and customized them to their liking. It’s a simple activity that can be done during the Spring and Easter that little kids would most likely enjoy doing.
What are your littles up to lately? Do you have some empty egg cartons and paint siting around the house that your kids could use to create this activity?
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She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27).