Easter art paintings can be kept simple!
How do I know that Easter art paintings don’t need to be complicated?
Because my three boys just finished painting the most colorful Easter eggs out of recycled cardboard!
That’s right. Recycled cardboard and some paints are all it took to get this simple Easter art project started and a quiet hum going in the kitchen.
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Easter art paintings are for multiple ages!
My 2.5-year-old, almost five-year-old, and six-year-old all joined in for this Easter craft.
Let’s talk about how to paint with kids:
- Have a toddler? Start painting with your two-year-old here.
- Excited to begin, but need some help? Learn how to paint with kids here.
These two painting posts will help get you started and find the best art supplies for kids.
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This painting setup takes only a few minutes.
The best part is after quick prep, my toddler and preschooler can take the lead. This simple Easter art project allows creativity to flourish from THEM, not ME.
So often, we search Pinterest for ideas only to find ones that the parent created.
Let’s get this Easter project ready to go!
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You will need:
- Black marker
- Washable paints
- Egg carton for paints
- Favorite paint brushes for kids
- Brown paper grocery bags to line the table
- Old cooking apron or art smock
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This Easter painting is as easy as it looks.
I went to the garage and found some boxes.
Cut the boxes down into large squares and drew Easter eggs with my black marker.
Hand over the outlined egg over to my boys, and the rest was up to them.
When they finished all of the eggs I had created for them, they then made some own designs.
After the eggs, they created a free-choice painting to their heart’s content.
I am telling you, painting with kids is a miracle for calming children and allowing creativity to flourish.
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Once my boys began painting Easter eggs, there was no stopping them!
The other funny thing that happens when kids paint is that the room gets hushed. Art is influential for a child’s development and is encouraged at all ages and stages of life.
Did you know that art activities for kids:
- Improve fine motor strength
- Improve creativity
- Allow kids to process emotions
- Calm the mind and body
- Increase language development and introduce new vocabulary
- Inspire building on prior knowledge
- Build knowledge of color combinations
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