3 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs with Your Toddler
As Easter is just around the corner, you should find ways to do fun things with your toddler. Here’s a fun idea: decorate Easter eggs with them. My baby girl and I love decorating Easter eggs together, and with so much color involved, all kids love it. There are various ways to engage your child in decorating Easter eggs. From Easter egg coloring to applying loads of glitter on the eggs, your child will love these activities. Below, I’ve mentioned 3 fun ways to decorate Easter eggs with your toddler. I tried these with my baby girl Sophia and she was quite excited the whole time.
1. Use Water-Based Easter egg Coloring
Want to give your toddler a headstart on painting? Try watercolors! Give them a bunch of different watercolors and allow them to choose which colors they want to paint the eggs. They can learn the names of different colors in the process. Things tend to get messy when using watercolors, but the messy part is fun, especially for kids. Make them wear an apron and keep and collect all the painted eggs on a baking sheet for the extra color to drip in place.
Allow the first coat of paint to dry if your baby wants to add more shades to their eggs. This will allow them to create a fantastic masterpiece, so they feel a sense of achievement as well.
2. Hand Printing On Eggs
Put your toddler’s soft and small angelic hands to use by teaching then to handprint on Easter eggs. You will need a slightly bigger egg for this, but I think a toddler’s hand size is ideal for hand printing on eggs. Hand printing is a creative decoration technique that your baby will surely love. Little ones love getting their hands messy in paint, so this is a good chance for you to get messy and creative together. You will have to help them submerge their hands into a bunch of paint and stick them right onto the egg. Make sure the paint you use child-friendly and toxin-free.
3. Decorate With Safe Food-Color
If you don’t have paint with you or want to try out something different, then you can use food coloring to decorate Easter eggs with your toddler. You can decorate eggs with food coloring in various ways. For starters, try using a dry paper towel and add a few drops of food coloring to it. Once you’re done, give the cloth to your baby, and help them wrap the food-colored paper towel around the egg. You could also add food coloring to shaving cream for a pretty effect. Help your child roll the egg in the shaving cream mixture. This will give them a nice sensory experience. Not to mention, it adds different colors to the eggs.
Other Creative Ideas
- Play Dough Easter Eggs
- Glittery Easter Eggs
- Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
- Marker Easter Egg Coloring
Easter egg coloring is one of the best ways to develop a creative environment for your little one, and it also helps you spend some quality time with your baby. It’s a fantastic way to help your baby develop cognitive skills as well. If you’re afraid of things getting messy in the process, don’t worry about that. You can always clean up the mess or use a tarp to prevent spills, but let your baby explore different colors under your supervision. These fun endeavors teach them to explore the world on their own from a young age, making their early stages a bit more exciting.
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