Easter Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers

easter art

We finally got around to starting our Easter artwork today.  I’m sure that we will manage a few more seasonal projects over the next week or so.  Today we have 2 to share with you.

Potato-print Easter Chicks:

These were so much fun to do.. Doodles and Oodles love printing so there was great excitement when I handed them potatoes and Lego/Duplo to print with today.

potato print chicks

What do you need?

  1. Potatoes, cut in half and allowed to  dry for a couple of hours
  2. Lego or Duplo blocks
  3. Paint
  4. Paper

Instructions:

  1. Have fun!
  2. We used the bricks to create our grass
  3. Our chicks were made by printing with the potatoes.
  4. We then painted little orange beaks onto each chick.
  5. When the paint had dried we drew eyes and little legs onto the chicks using a black marker
  6. Have fun!

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Glittery Easter Eggs:

Once the glitter shakers appeared foe this activity the potatoes and bricks soon lost their appeal!

easter eggs

What do you need?

  1. Card
  2. Paint
  3. Brushes
  4. Glitter

Instructions:

  1. Have fun!
  2. I folded sheets of light card in half so that Doodles (4 ½) could cut out an oval/egg shape.
  3. Doodles wanted to create a rainbow egg, so he painted lots of stripes.  I encouraged him to blend each stripe and it produced a really great effect.
  4. Oodles wanted to do a spotty egg so she happily blobbed spots of paint all over her egg.
  5. Doodles then decided to create a zigzag rainbow egg.
  6. Both had so much fun shaking multicoloured glitter all over their eggs.
  7. When they were dry, I punched a hole in each and threaded ribbon through them so that we could hang them up.
  8. D and O also glued pretty Spring ribbons onto their eggs.

I would love to see what art and craft activities you are doing for Spring or Easter.  Leave a link in the comments and I’ll stop by to take a look!

Have fun!

Linked to Creative Challenge @ Becoming A Stay At Home Mom

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