Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Egg Crack Painting - Virtual Book Club Linky

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easter egg painting

I'm really excited to be undertaking a new project this month. Hosted by Toddler Approved and featuring many great play-bloggers we will be taking part in a monthly Virtual Book Club and you can join in too!

The idea is simple, a book is announced for the month - you check it out with your kiddos and do a craft/activity inspired by the story. You know this suits us and our Explore the Story playtimes to the ground right?

preschool egg crack painting

This month's book is The Easter Egg by Jan Brett, if you don't have the book (we got our library to order one in) you can watch it online here. This is such a lovely story, the Easter Bunny holds an egg decorating competition each year to decide who will help him deliver the eggs on Easter morning.

For our activity we decided to decorate some beautiful eggs of our own. I saw this post on painting with palstic eggs from Teach Preschool and I just knew the kiddos would love it.

I filled our eggs with diluted poster paint (tempera paint) - our eggs have a tiny hole in the top and bottom, I stuck a little blu-tack in the bottom and left the top hole open for the paint to drip and be shaken out. Vin was quite taken with cracking open each egg to make a puddle of paint too...

I love how the runny paint started to blend and mix different colours...

When they were dry I cut the creations into egg shapes - some of them are hanging on Vinnie's bedroom door and some have been sent off in the post as Easter cards for grandparents.

So now you've seen ours, check out the other participants entries below and see what everyone else is up to, then get reading and exploring! Link up your ideas, the linky is open till Easter Sunday (8th April) Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with...

p.s. check back later today for our guest post from Kristina over at Toddler Approved


  1. Stopping by from the kids co-op. This looks like such a fun activity. Very creative!

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  3. I've just linked up our Easter play activity. Love the colours of your egg crack paintings. Visiting from the Kid's Co-op.

  4. I love these! The blue and yellow mixing together is gorgeous. I love your idea of making them into Easter cards.

  5. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!


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