I chopped up some lovely pastel coloured tissue paper (£1 in Poundland!) Alternatively your child can rip it up and that would add to both the fun and learning.
When you are satisfied that it is covered enough, find a vase or wide mug to balance it in over night to dry. If you put it near a radiator it will dry more quickly.
Here is Cakie doing her own little one ALL by herself (apart from me catching the balloon as it rolled off the table a couple of times!)
She wouldn’t have let me help her even if I’d tried. Just look at that concentration!
She put on so many layers it was quite ridiculous. But it’s all about the process and this process was FUN!
All done! A bit of imaginary watering for good measure 🙂
Both eggs sitting waiting to dry out overnight. They were named “Mummy and Baby” of course.
The next morning both eggs were hard, dry and shiny. We popped the balloons inside and then came the extra fun part. Spreading glitter all over them!
Squeeze more PVA glue into a container, tip in lots of glitter and mix it up. This makes much better glitter glue than the shop bought stuff in my opinion. Spread it all over with a paintbrush and then leave again to dry.
This activity is good for:
* investigating materials: changes from dry to wet, soft to hard
* exploring colours and colour mixing
* sensory and messy play
* talking about Easter: symbols, representations of new life, Spring time
* promoting independence