Thursday, April 5, 2012

Watercolor Painting with Leftover Egg Dye

Not many art projects can beat dyeing Easter eggs, but once the fun is over that leftover dye can still be put to good use...

I set Abe up with a piece of watercolor paper, some leftover dye, and a bunch of different utensils to work with. He loved using the old medicine droppers to squirt color on the paper!

Here's his finished masterpiece before I picked it up and all the colors ran together. Ugh. Sometimes it helps to plan ahead... His highchair has a removable tray that snaps onto this one. Next time I'll have to remember to use that so I can pop it off and move his artwork without messing everything up! 

Once the dye was dry, I cut out egg shapes from some of the sections that weren't completely ruined and made an Easter egg mobile. Abe loves eggs so these may stay up well beyond Easter!


  1. What a great idea! I will have to remember this for next year!

  2. What a great way to use the extra dye, and extend the art time!

  3. I'm stopping by via the Kids Co-op and love your idea. I run a Kids Art Explorers project which this month has been all about using anything except a paintbrush to paint with. I love how you turned the art into a mobile too.

  4. How beautiful! We also played with the leftover dye doing crayon resist paintings. It was great not to have to throw out all the extra dye, wasn't it?

  5. When you look at the picture of the Easter Egg Mobile, it seems to turn around allthough it doesn't. Very nice!