Cotton Swab Painted Easter Egg

Easter is less than a month away. We had originally written this post last year, but since most Easter events are canceled this year, we thought we’d come back and do this art project again! We have not decorated real eggs yet this year at our house, but yesterday, we painted a paper egg.

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Materials Needed

  • White Paper (We used paper from a big roll of white craft paper)
  • Scissors
  • Paint (We used three colors)
  • Cotton Swabs

I started by cutting out an egg shape. If your little one is able to use scissors, you can draw the shape and let them do the cutting. After that, I gave my toddler the paint and let her use the cotton swabs to paint her egg however she wanted.

The cotton swab painting is so much fun for toddlers!

Book Suggestions

Little ones often enjoy when a book is paired with a craft or activity. Here are some suggestions!

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18 responses to “Cotton Swab Painted Easter Egg”

  1. Such fun activity for toddlers to keep busy this easter. Will be making my lil nephew try this. šŸ˜€

  2. Oh I bet the kids would love to paint with cotton swabs like this. It looks like something different than paint brushes like they always use, and gives a different look. What a fun idea!

    1. When I worked in a preschool setting, the little ones loved this painting method. It is so fun.

  3. Oh my goodness this is such a fun idea! I really want to try it!

  4. Totally creative, fun, and innovative! Never thought cotton swabs can make it so pretty!

  5. This looks like such a fun and mess free craft. Although my toddler would somehow find a way to get paint on everything hahaha so cute

    1. Our toddler is pretty good about keeping paint on the paper, but a little mess making can be fun sometimes too.

  6. This is such a great idea for crafts for little kids! I am going to do this with my little guy this weekend it looks so fun!

    1. I hope he enjoys it as much as our toddler did!

  7. Oh my goodness. I’m reading coloring easter eggs with my kids. I don’t think it’s ever been done without tears or spilled dye.

  8. I love that idea, I’m totally saving that idea for my daughter next weekend

  9. I love when I already have the supplies for an art project! Iā€™m looking forward to doing this craft with my toddler.

  10. that’s nice idea of craft or activity for any kid, my daughter has always asking to decorate any Easter egg. Got an idea now. thanks…:)

  11. Ong how cute are these eggs!?! Definitely an activity I will have to try out with my daughter. She would love it

  12. This is the cutest craft! We actually just did something like this to represent pointillism in my daughter’s art class. Great idea!

  13. I like the fact that many materials for this project are already in the home.

    1. We try to use materials that most people have around the house!

  14. Such a great craft and I love that we already have everything we need for it at home!

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