Egg Painting Craft for Preschoolers

Egg painting isn’t just for Easter anymore! Here’s a fun craft for preschoolers to learn more about Birds & Eggs. Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills with this quick & easy process art activity! Check it out! 

collage of process art images with text: Egg Painting Process ArtToday’s topics was Egg and the little guy and I had a wonderful time creating some really special Egg Painting art using pompoms instead of paintbrushes. How cool is that? 

egg carton filled with various colors of paint
With everything moving online these days, we got up extra early this morning to meet (digitally, of course) with some of his homeschool friends. When we were finished, we decided to go ahead and get started with our other schoolwork and that included this awesome invitation to create process art experience.  

pompom with paint on cardstock egg
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschool dipping pompom into paint
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler painting with pompom

Egg Painting

Egg painting always makes me think of Easter, but it’s the perfect activity to go with lots of different spring preschool themes too!

preschooler using clothespin with pompom to paint
Eggs come in many different shapes but the oval-shapes eggs are the most common. The colors of bird eggs range from white to blue, green, ivory, tan, beige, gray, red, or orange. 

preschool painting with pompom attached to clothespin
We’ve been loving our Birds & Eggs theme so far and today’s process art experience was no exception. We also read An Egg Is Quiet*. I just adore this book. It’s filled with so much great information and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. 



speckled eggs in nest
Egg Invitation to Create 

What you’ll need

preschooler dabbing paint on cardstock egg using pompom attached to clothespin
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out inspiration photo and any additional supplies. 

Prompts

  • What do you notice about the egg in the photo?
  • How many different colors would you like to use on your egg?
  • What tools will you use to paint your egg? 
  • Will you mix colors in your design?
  • What type of bird do you think might hatch from this egg?

Observe

  • Did the child use the pompom as a painting tool?

preschool painting cardstock egg
Learning Through Play

I know that I say this just about every week, but I’m all kinds of thrilled with how versatile this curriculum is. Even for my almost six year old, there are so many ideas for learning through play. 

preschooler painting cardstock egg using pompom
He is for sure captivated by all of the amazing STEAM activities included in our Teacher Guide each week. 

preschooler making egg process art
We wake up, hurry through breakfast, and immediately get started with our activities. After that we spend the rest of the day reading and playing, aside from stopping for a bit to work on the little guy’s kindergarten math and language arts. 

cardstock egg process art
Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) has been such a huge part of our lives for so long now that it’s a natural part of our rhythm and something that we look forward to every day.cardstock egg painted with bright colors
This homeschool lifestyle is such a beautiful thing and it’s so magnificent to see my little kids learn and grow. 

cardstock egg painting using bright colors
After all, as their mama and of course their teacher, I get to experience it right along with them and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. 

egg carton with paint spilled over the sides
It’s kind of remarkable when you think about it. This is our second time around with Birds & Eggs and three years definitely makes a huge difference. Back then, it was just the little guy and I. Now he’s a kindergartner and baby girl is just a bit younger than he was when we started being a lot more intentional about learning through play.  

bird egg process art
Tomorrow we’re going to be exploring all things hatchlings and we seriously can’t wait! 


Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Birds & Eggs theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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