If you have been following me on Instagram, you will know about this challenge. It is my very first proper collaboration with a fellow blogger and I have loved every minute of it.
Marcia from Mini Matisse Diaries and I have spent the last few weeks creating memories with our families while creating Easter Egg masterpieces.
I have been incorporating more and more art into our daily homeschooling routine because both Jack and I really enjoy it. Some days all we do is draw, colour or paint. Jack is more likely to work of the “boring” stuff after getting creative. I have a little extra patience on the days I get creative with them.
When Marcia and chatted about this Easter Egg challenge I knew we had to be a part if it.
The challenge was simple: use one Easter Egg template and create magic WITH your family. The main goal was to use this activity to create memories and a family masterpiece.
I hauled out all our art supplies – coloured paper, paints, stickers, crayons, kokis, all of it and I gave each child the template and let them create whatever they wanted to. We where all busy with it that even Cameron ended up getting involved. There creations were all so completely different which made them even more special.
I tried out a few different ways of decorating each egg, the more I did the more inspired I became and we ended up with almost 20 uniquely decorated eggs which looked amazing when I put them up on our wall.
There really are no rules to how you can decorate the egg, what size they need to be or how many you can do.
A fun idea if you have a lot of family members would be to print a bigger egg and get everyone to put their hand prints in the egg or even their finger prints would work beautifully and it would create such a bright fun image.
The messiest one we did involved real eggs. I tapped the topped off some eggs, emptied the yolks and then rinsed them. I added a different colour paint to each empty shell and let the kids throw them at a big sheet of paper. They had so much fun doing this, it is a great sensory activity but you must do it outside.
I had an egg shaped cookie cutter that I used to trace smaller eggs inside the big egg. Jack had a lot of fun with this one and he did a few like this. You could get everyone in the family decorate their own small egg.
The long weekend is the prefect time to do this activity with your family. Sign up to get the template, print it out and get everyone to join in the fun. Imagine how special it will be if you get grandparents, aunts and uncles involved.
Once you have created your magical masterpieces, please share with us. We have absolutely loved seeing everyone’s creation.