Thursday, March 25, 2010

stART ~ Good Egg

 

 

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too! The linky will be open all week.

I added a stART tab in my navigation bar to make it easier to search for past stART projects.  Be sure to check it out!!  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.

Good Egg

This week we read Good Egg, by Barney Saltzberg.  If you click on the link you can see a great video of this book in action…yes I did say ACTION!!  This is a really simple but amazingly cute lift flap, pull tab book.  Emily received this book from her Aunt as a Big Sister present when Juliette was born.  She loved helping egg follow all the directions in the book.

I wanted to do a fun Egg Art Project that did not involve coloring hard boiled eggs since we will be doing plenty of that very soon :)  I got the idea for this adorable painted egg from Kids Craft Weekly and knew right away that this would be perfect, especially since I have been wanting to paint on tin foil with Emily for a while now!

 Tin Foil Painted Eggs

I cut out an egg shape from a cardboard box and wrapped tin foil around it.  Then I filled up the perfect for paint palettes that I recently bought from Oriental trading with yellow, pink, purple and green (Emily insisted on the green paint) paint. 

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Emily painted the egg with a paint brush.

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Finally while the paint was still wet she used a q-tip to make a design in the paint.  This revealed the shiny tin foil that was underneath.

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Emily had so much fun working on these she made 2 more!  

17 comments:

The Popes said...

Our daughters are the same age and I am so glad I found your blog!
I love this idea! We are going to do this today or tomorrow for sure!

Christy said...

We made these last year, and the kids loved doing it. I have it on my list to do again.

Kelly said...

They turned out really cute. I bet they would be pretty to hang. I've not seen this book before either, so it's really great to find new books for the kids through this site. Thanks!

Wonder Mom said...

What an "egg"-cellent Easter activity!

April said...

As always, great activity. I was planning on making a few "eggs" next week with my daughter and I might give his a try!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a great idea. I am definitely going to put it on my list to do once we start reading Easter books.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I especially love the contrast of the the darker paint and the tin foil. Neat project!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Interesting! We've never tried painting on tinfoil.

Jenny said...

We did the foil eggs last year. They are neat!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Fun! I love this linky because the ladies COMMENT! This is such a great little community you've been able to foster. :)

vanessa said...

I love this foil idea. I remember coloring with special markers on foil as a child.

Char said...

You always have great ideas. I love your blog and have given you an award. Please stop by to pick it up http://funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-award.html

Anne said...

I did these last year with my girls and ended up doing 11. I tried them in my 3's class this year too and they loved them!

Lindsay said...

Love this idea! I will have to do this soon with Sammy :-). Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

cute activity and they turned out nicely!

Ticia said...

Those turned out so cool!

Jolly Green Mommy said...

This is a great project. I love reveal art and had never thought to do it like this! Thanks for the great idea, and the great community you're forming.

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