This is a little watercolor painting activity that I've set up for Easter. I had some heavy white watercolor paper that I cut up into little pieces. My assistant traced egg shapes on each one using a black Sharpie marker. I have the work set up as shown below. Clockwise from the top left is: a basket with the traced eggs, a jar with a pencil, a water jar with a fill line marked with tape, a basket with a washcloth for wiping the mat after painting, watercolor paints, a vinyl mat for painting on.
To do this work the child fills the water jar to the yellow line. Then they take a paper egg and write their name on the back in pencil. Next, they paint their egg as desired. Then they hang it on our drying rack. Finally, they dump out the dirty water and return the empty jar for the next person and use the washcloth to dry the placemat. When their painted egg is finished drying they can use scissors from our art shelf to cut it out on the line if they wish. Below you can see a little speckled egg painted by one of the students in my morning class. So wonderful!!