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Mar 21, 2013
Tape Resist Easter Eggs
By Blayne Burke
When I worked as an infant teacher, some of my favorite projects to do with the babies were tape resist paintings. They are so versatile and they make a regular fingerpainting look so exciting! Since Kingston is to young to decorate real Easter eggs, I thought this would be a fun and festive way for him to decorate some eggs of his own.
For this project you will need: three pieces of white cardstock (you can use regular construction paper, but for the little ones I think that cardstock holds up a lot better. Also, for archival purposes cardstock can be kept longer without deteriorating!), three different colored washable fingerpaints of your choosing (we used pink, blue, and purple), and masking tape! That's it!
First we did the pink egg. For the pink egg, I made a simple striped design with the masking tape. I left a little extra tape on the edges in order to tape it to his high chair. He loves trying to rip the tape up and trying to rip his precious masterpieces!
Kingston painted the blue egg next. For this one, I made the letter "K" out of masking tape. As he painted, I told him "K is for Kingston"! I have a feeling he is eventually going to learn "K" first since I go over it with him so much!
By the time he got done with his blue egg, he looked like a little Navi baby from Avatar!!
Last up, we did the purple egg! For this egg, I just ripped a bunch of random pieces of tape and placed them all over the egg. By the third egg Kingston was starting to get a bit tired of painting, so we played peek-a-boo and Mama made silly faces at him while he finished!
I let the eggs dry and cleaned up my multi-colored little monkey! He was ready for a nice nap after all of that painting. After he woke up, we peeled the tape off together and the end result was very pretty. He did a great job!