Easter Craft – Recycled Mosaic Painted Eggs

Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Let’s kick off spring with an Easter craft!

This is the easiest easter craft to set up and crazy engaging for little ones!

I’m constantly feeling inspired by recycling. I constantly feel like my husband is reminding me to clear out my stock pile in the basement – but it’s all SO GOOD!

A new cat food delivery led to this inspiration. I loved the circles the food left on the box and how i could use them as a guide to easily cut out some similar sized egg shapes.

Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.
I mean how perfect are these circles!
Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.

This is a perfect Easter craft for spending time together.

I love crafts I can put together quickly, more time for Q and I to enjoy together.

We grabbed some plain sensory materials we had laying around like pasta, beans, and corn kernels and hot glued them in various designs on the eggs. Q watched me very carefully doing this and it’s a great time to work on some language development. We talk about gluing the pasta onto the cardboard, the shapes we’re making, what we’ll do next with them, the colors we see, what colors we’ll paint them with.

Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.
This was his favorite one!
Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Time to Paint!

This is Q’s favorite part. I let him choose all the colors. This is another great language development opportunity, exploring different shades of greens and blues, which are lighter and darker, how they look mixed, and where he’d like the paint to go on his palette.

Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Q takes the lead and I follow.

Q does all the color placement and enjoy exploring the paint as long as he’d like, when he’s done I blend in the paint and add some more to mix and it truly becomes a creation from the two of us. There are ways he mixes colors that I never would have and he constantly is inspiring me!

Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.

When we were done I set them in a basket and they look so cute as decor! You can also string them up as a garland, or use as loose parts in sensory play. I think we’ll do all of this with them!

Easter Craft - Mosaic Painted Recycled Eggs - Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers.

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