Colorful Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft for Kids

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After some spring fun with our Color Matching Bunny Tails activity, I've had the itch to do more Spring-y activities.  Perhaps the more spring activities we do, the sooner Spring-like weather will come?!  One can dream, right?!

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For this week's Fine Motor Fridays activity, we had some fun jazzing up some tissue paper Easter eggs.  Just a few materials necessary needed and you have a colorful art project-- perfect for Spring!  We pulled out our pack of Bleeding Tissue Paper that we used when we created rainbows, spangle mix from craftprojectideas.com, watercolor paper, and glue.

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Bleeding tissue paper is so much fun to work with!  The kids loved squirting the tissue paper with water and watching the colors bleed onto the watercolor paper; so cool!  To prep the activity, I cut the bleeding tissue paper into strips thinking the kiddos could tear it into pieces, but they preferred just laying the strip onto the paper.  But it is very easy to work with, so try it out if you haven't!

To set up the activity, place the watercolor paper on a tray or empty pizza box {that is what we did!}, lay out the tissue paper, and have a squirt bottle handy.  Then, let the kiddos create!
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I had the kiddos squirt water on the paper as they created, which worked on strengthening those fine motor muscles.  It also helped keep the tissue paper from moving around.  Once the kids were satisfied with their wet tissue paper creations, we let them dry for a couple of hours.
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Once the tissue paper dried, it easily peeled off.
{The tie-dyed tissue paper is cool in and of itself!  Being the craft pack rat that I am, I saved it! Ha}

The next day I cut an egg shape out of the paper and gave the kiddos glue and spangle decorations to decorate the egg.  Manipulating the spangle mix was also fun fine motor practice-- the shiny, small, shaped decorations are very appealing to little hands!
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\It was a great activity that my 2 and 6 year old could easily do-- and they did! I enjoyed snapping photos and following my little guy around the room while the others crafted.  My 3 year old was very random about decorating her egg, while my son was very focused on making his own design and patterns.  Fun way to unleash their individual creativity.
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I just love the way they turned out!  The bleeding tissue paper made some pretty neat tie-dye designs and we now have some colorful Easter Egg art!  
fine motor craft for kids

This post was part of an ongoing series, Fine Motor Fridays.  Be sure to check out the other co-hosts for some more creative fine motor activities!
We have more Easter ideas for you, too!  Hope you'll stick around and check out our Easter crafts and learning activities!

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