My sister Autumn suggested Paint Filled Eggs Activity to me and I thought she was a little nutty….but then I gave it deep thought in a child’s mind set and there it was! Brilliant! What child doesn’t like
throwing cracking eggs?! Plus they will have something creative and their own to show for all their fun and creativity.
You will need:
- Egg Shells (emptied, washed, and dried out)
- Washable Paint- I used Crayola Washable Kids Paint sold on Amazon for $7.87 shipped
- Paper, Poster Board or even Canvas! (I bought our poster board at the Dollar Tree)
- Empty Egg Carton
You’ll want to plan the egg prepping in advance. We ate eggs every morning for a week so we would have at least 1 dozen egg per child to use. Crack the top of an egg ever so carefully on the counter. The trick is to not get shell inside the yolk while your picking it off! Good luck 😀 Once you have peeled off enough small pieces to create a small hole, dump the yolk out and use it as you please. We found it best for scrambled eggs!
Rinse the egg shells out with water and place the hole side down in egg carton to dry over night. Once you have enough clean & dry eggs you can fill them with paint! After the eggs are full and your paper is ready for throwing or dropping let the kids have at it…and enjoy!
You may want to wear safety glasses. I didn’t notice that the paint came out of the top until I saw this picture above!
Landon got some momentum on that egg with his follow through of his arm and leg!
Drake double fisting his eggs.
Linzey thought Drake was bleeding….. its just red paint!
It was super easy clean up. The kids picked up the big pieces of eggs and Linzey sprayed down the sidewalk. I love activities that are fun for all ages. Linzey is 10, Landon is 6 and Drake is 3, each of them had a blast!
All together this activity cost us under $10 for the paint and poster board.