Here are a few things we've been doing with eggs lately.
Decor tape eggs
Just draw an egg and supply your little one with some decor tape or washi tape. Be prepared: tape will be everywhere. In hair, on clothes and some on your drawn egg, too. If you want to save a pretty decor tape, do NOT give it into the hands of a 3 year old.
A lot of cutting is involved, which is great practice for little hands.
If you put it around the house all your guests can admire the final product.
Dot marker eggs
The original plan was to follow some patterns (ABAB or ABBABB), but it didn't work that way. I plan something and E. thinks differently. So we went with the flow. Some hand painting, making fingerprints, drawing lines, colouring freely etc.
You can print or draw an egg shape and provide your child with dot-markers. (If you don't have one you can also your some paint and wine cork or your child can use her finger)
This is a variation of the dot marker painting. If you don't have dot markers use pom-pom and clothes pegs.
First, E. started to use the colours one by one (although she was drawing with the pom-poms like with a paintbrush; she refused to make dots like with the dot marker)
Then colour mixing kicked it.
I was crazy enough to let her sprinkle a little glitter over the wet, painted eggs (well, never again, it's more than MESSY). I must admit she helped me happily with the cleaning up.
Of course, we had some traditional egg painting (with blown out eggs and acrylic paint, which E. calls "the big girl paint"). On Sunday during church time, children could paint eggs. There and then we tried wax crayon drawing and painting on eggs for the first time which is beautiful. I have a plan for next year's egg painting.
According to the Hungarian tradition, we also decorated a bunch of goat/pussy willow (which we simply call catkins) with eggs and other ornaments.
I hope you'll have an EGG-cellent Easter!