Monday, 18 April 2011

What I learned painting eggs with my two year old

*Double dipping is a-okay, the more colours the better

*I am not in the least bit artsy or creative

*Dying and painting eggs is very therapeutic

There really is something very satisfying about painting an egg.  The smooth surface, just waiting to be splashed with colour.  It doesn't even matter if you are painting anything in particular, or just smearing paint all over it.  I swear I painted just to see the brush strokes, over and over again.

I honestly can't remember the last time I painted an Easter egg, but it was probably grade school.  I haven't done many crafts with T because he hasn't been very interested, and well, I'm afraid of mess.  But he's getting to that age where he's starting to enjoy it.  We've done some painting and colouring and playdough at home.  Last week at the EYC the kids dyed eggs, so I thought we'd give it a go.

Colourful stuff

Let's go!

Our supervisor, keeping tabs on us from under the table

In the end you couldn't tell mommy's eggs from the 2yr old's eggs.  Next year we will have prettier eggs.  But for today we had lots of fun, and it was a great way to spend a chilly afternoon!  (where the heck is spring anyway??)


  1. I think they're beautiful eggs, all the more so for the sweet hands that made them.

  2. Martina, what a wonderful afternoon! I can't wait for these type of days!