While strolling into Target, I came across these fake eggs. I thought they would be the perfect alternative to traditional egg dying. And the best part is, we can save them for next year!
Before we started painting, I gathered some painters tape, hole punches, scissors, paint brushes and crayons. We decorated one egg with small painters tape dots and another with squares.
Here's a tip for punching out the dots: Have the sticky side of the tape facing up. If you have the sticky side facing downward, it will stick to the hole punch. If you are using a small punch, use a pencil to help get the shape out.
We then used Crayola watercolor paints to paint the eggs. Each egg is different: some are completely painted (like the painters tape eggs) and others have some white areas left. Use a variety of paintbrushes to explore how each one creates different marks. Another great learning opportunity is painting the egg one primary color and then adding a second primary color to create a secondary color. This is always a lot of fun and seems like magic to little ones!