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Water Resist Easter Egg Craft

Children of all ages will love making these super cute, and easy to make, Water Resist Easter Egg Craft perfect for April.

Water Resist Easter Egg Craft - super cute, easy, and fun-to-make Easter craft for kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade and older using watercolor paints and crayon resist. Such a fun idea for decorating your house in April

As soon as spring arrives, my kids start thinking about Easter! It’s like the warmer weather, green grass, and spring flowers make them think of the Easter egg hunts they will soon have.

That’s okay with me because  love making Easter Crafts for kids to brighten up the inside of our house too! There are so many fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs, bunny crafts, cross crafts, uses for Peeps, chick crafts and so many more!

Today I wanted to share with you an EASY egg craft that is ideal for younger kids like toddler, preschooler, pre k, kindergarten, and grade 1, but is also fun for older siblings in grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 too.

all you need to make this easy egg craft is paper, white crayon, watercolor paints, brush, scissors, and dish of water

I love that you don’t need fancy supplies to make this spring craft, so chances are you already have what you need to make this craft at home. You will need

  • white paper (I like to use heavier paper when using paint, so a cardstock or watercolor paper is ideal, but any printer paper would do)
  • white crayons (you may also want to experiment using other crayons in your paintings as well)
  • watercolor paint (we used this watercolor paint set to have more color choices, but your basic crayola water color set you can get at Target, Walmart, and Amazon works great too)
  • paint brush (your water color paint probably came with a brush)
  • dish of water
  • scissors
  • cardboard – scraps from Amazon boxes, butcher paper, or any other item you like to use to protect your surface

make crayon resist drawings using a white crayon on the white egg

Watercolor Resist

First, use your scissors to cut an egg shape out of your paper. we liked to make ours big and made them the full size of a printer paper size. If you use the watercolor paper we recommend, you can cut to large eggs out per piece of paper.

Now use your white crayon to make a crayon resist on the paper. Encourage children to make anything they like. You can show them pictures of what traditional Easter Eggs look like with their lines, geometric shapes, dots, etc.

Make sure they understand they can hardly see the white crayon show up on the white paper, but that’s okay! The magic part where the lines will reappear is coming next.

use watercolor resist paint technique to make beautifullly decorated easter egg craft for april

Easter Egg Craft

Show them how you need the water to make it wet – that more water will water down the color so it is less intense, but less water will make a bolder more vibrant color. Explain how they can clean off their brush in the water between colors, and that it is okay fro colors to meet and overlap on their paper to make new color variations!

Make sure each student has a white egg shaped paper ontop of a piece of cardboard and has access to the watercolor paint, a brush, and a small bowl of water. Have children dip their paintbrush in the small dish of water and then into a paint color of their choice. Students will use the paint to decorate their egg.

Easter Crafts for Preschoolers using paint and crayons

Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

In this Easter Crafts for Toddlers, children can use any color they like to decorate their egg using their imaginations. Make sure they paint over the crayon to make it pop and go all the way to the edge of their egg to cover the entire surface.

For older students, notice how you can also use your crayon to make other more complicated designs like a bunny, chick, cross, etc.

Easter Egg Craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students

Easy Easter Crafts

Abve we used a yellow crayon to make the stripes and star pattern before we painted over it with different, overlapping, strokes of yellow, orange, and red. I think the other lighter crayon colors make a really cool pop in the watercolor, don’t you?

This is uch a fun and easy easter crafts to make

Simply let your craft dry completely and hang it on your walls, windows, and doors using tape or blue tac to brighten your house for easter! This is such a fun Easter decorations to make at home with your kids!

Super cute bunny mason jar craft  EASY Stained Glass Craft for Kids - this fun art project is great for kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, elementary age age and families to make to bright their front door or a window up with a spring craft for kids. You will love this art project

Easter Crafts for Kids

Looking for more super cute and fun Easter Crafts, check out these creative ideas:

FREE Easter Alphabet Mats - these are such a fun free printable preschool and kindergarten activity to work on lowercase letter recognition with a cute Easter bunny themed activity #letterrecognition #easter #alphabet Adorable bunny ear hat for kids Planting Carrots Spring / Easter CVC Words ACtivity

Easter Printables

Looking for free easter printables for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and families? You will love these resources:

FREE easter color by number - super cute printable for working on number recognition, strengthening fine motor skills, and a fun easter activity with an Easter worksheets for April. This is a fun math activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners #easterprintable #easteractivitiy #homeschool #prek Easter Letter Matching Easter Egg Activity working on visual discrimination

Easter Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun, hands-on, educational activites for students to try during April? You will love these free printable ideas!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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