This was a super easy craft that is actually good for any holiday or rainy day. I loved it because it was ZERO mess, but still fun. I saw it here. I have recollections of doing similar things with marbles and paint when I student taught in Kindergarten. So clever. The bird really thought it was fun.
What you need….
a box lid (even a shoe box will do)
Tape the paper into the bottom of the box lid.
Dip the marble into the paint. (my job)
Plop the marble down the the box and have the child shake it all around, making a cool swirly effect. You have to take the marble out a few times to “reload” paint on to it.
When you have enough of one color, switch to a new one. Easy peasy. I would have used more springy colors, but that was all I had.
When they were dry, I cut egg shapes out. I liked what Stephanie from the above link did with the initial on the egg, so I cut our initials out of a brown paper lunch sack and glued them on.
I liked them so much (and the bird made so many swirly papers) that I cut an egg shape out for each person who will be at our Easter dinner. So, now they are place cards! I also put a few lunch sacks through the shredder, and Lucie and I wadded some up and glued ‘nests’ onto the bottoms of the eggs. Of course, the funny nosy little bean wanted to know what we were up to and got in on the fun. He thought they looked good and tried to eat a few.