Easter Art, Craft and Science Ideas

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Happy Easter, everybody!

Have you decorated you eggs yet or are you, like our family, suddenly realizing your weekend is going to be busier than you thought?! In case you are still looking for some quick and fun ideas to spice up your holidays, you’ve come to the right place. These are some of our favorite Easter ideas from the previous years that we are planning to bring back to life on Saturday! Hope you can join us.

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These easy salt-and-watercolors eggs make a great Easter garland or wreath. You can also make flowers or butterflies like this. Easy, fun and kids love it. Here’s how to do it.

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See how you do this. You can either use a crayon to draw on a hot hard-boiled egg and watch it melt. Or you can shred the crayon, color your egg and roll it in the shredded wax before the egg cools down too much.

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I love Pisanky! And this melted-crayon above the muffin tin is as close as you can get with small kids. You still needs to be careful but it is not that difficult technique to masker. Here’s how to do it – and remember, you can always color the egg before or after you are done.

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And one more idea: the ultimate Easter science project: the naked egg! See how you can make it in just a couple of days. Just make sure you make more than one because the kids will love it and will be devastated it is breaks… (at least mine were).

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 11: Happy Easter!

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I apologize for posting too early but we are off for a 2-week vacation in the morning. So, happy Easter! The last project that I wanted to share today was an Egg-monster. We made this one as a snack and it was as tasty as it was scary 🙂 Just boil an egg, make a hole in the shell, take a little piece out and put a googly eye inside. Then kids can decorate their monster with markers… and peel it and eat it. Yummy!

And if you still need more ideas and inspiration, check out the Pinterest board or our Instagram.

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 10: Completely Melted

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This time, we shredded the crayons (like here) but used very hot, boiled egg. It melted all of the pieces and created a texture on the surface. We patted it with paper towel a little and when it cooled down a little, we colored it. Then we added some “flowers” – dots of acrylic paint onto the beautiful texture.

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 9: The Golden Egg

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We had some leftover golden spray at home (from changing rocks into golden pieces for our treasure hunt… but that’s a different story)… so we decided to make an golden egg. But we wanted to make it a little more personal. So, we first colored it blue (this year’s favorite color), then sprayed it a little and tapped it with a paper towel to create fun texture (good way to introduce solid/texture concept to kids). When it dried, we took a sharpie and added even more texture to it. My 2-year old tried sign the egg couple of times – in case you were wondering.

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 8: Good old Finger-painting

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The Egg decoration would not be complete without some good old-fashioned finger-painting. Just color the eggs and let you little ones explore the paints, mixing of the paints, how they look on different colored backgrounds…  the results may pleasantly surprise you (plus it is not difficult or scary for the little ones…  and it is fun to paint on 3D object).

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 7: Shred that Crayon

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This was a fun project and the results reminds me a little bit of Japanese-style paintings (something I truly did not expect). This is how it’s done: Shred some crayons, mix the colors and sizes… then boil an egg and roll it in it (be careful, if the egg is too hot it will melt all of the pieces and will not give you the right effect). Then color the egg and you are done. This is a really simple wax-resist project that is fun for the kids. I mean, when do you get to “destroy” your drawing tools?

3-26 Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 6: Pisanky for Preschoolers

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Pisanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs that are done with bee-wax and a special tool. The wax is melted and then it is applied onto a white egg. Then you color the egg, add more wax, color again… until you achieve the right effect. After that you take the egg close to fire and melt the wax away to reveal the colorful lines underneath. I have always love it and wanted to share it with my kids… so this is a simplified version.

Take a muffin tin and put small candles inside. Put a wire mash or grid onto it – that’s your oven. Then, take couple of the metal containers for the candles and put wax crayons inside. Let them melt (but be careful not to burn them).

For your drawing tool, just take a pencil and stick a sewing pin in it. Now, you are all set. If you want to try it too, there is some inspiration (I used to do these… before kids):

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