I brought out the eggs and paints from the house, as well as a few sheets of extra large construction paper.
I gave the kids the eggs. I placed one sheet of construction paper in the tray and poured some paint over it.
The kids then quickly went to sliding them down the slide. The kids asked if it was ok to slide eggs because they would break. I told them this was also a science experiment to see how many times we could slide an egg before it cracked. They liked that. Simple science is always a hit over here.
They found that each egg was different. Some cracked after a roll and others took many trips down the slide before the shell cracked.
We still had plenty of paint left so we also poured some on the slide to roll the eggs through. Once they rolled the eggs into the tray we came over and gave it a shake.
After letting each kid make their own artwork ( 3 kids + 3 turns sliding all the eggs down) we got a trash bag and trashed all the eggs.
I brought a few wipes outside for the kids to use on their hands. Surprisingly, we all (me because I was standing in front of the slide taking pictures) came out pretty clean. A little paint on my pants and a few spots here and there on the kids shirts and pants. Great thing is it all washed out! This was a play date activity for us. I was so glad the boys all had fun with this sensory art activity. It was hands on and got them moving. That was a big hit with these busy boys. We left the art to dry in the sun and went on to more playing.
Each one was different but so pretty. I just love the colors. This was a great process art project for the kids ages 5 and 3yr.
The paint does dry hard on the paper and will crumble a little if not careful.
I love that even a few pieces of egg shell are noticed in the artwork, just giving it a little extra character.
|love the piece of egg shell mixed in with the paint|