Filling eggs with paint to use as splatter paint is a fun messy art activity with kids. It is a great outdoor splatter art activity that will make memories forever! Paint filled eggs on canvas is messy fun!
- eggs: Grab a dozen eggs (one carton of eggs). Use any size egg or color eggshell.
- 12 colors of paint: The giant tempera paints from the craft store are most economical. You can mix primary colors to make more colors if you want. You can also use the smaller craft size bottles of acrylic paint, though you’ll go through those quickly for this activity. Washable paint is key here, especially if you’re doing this activity with children.
- blank canvas: You’ll be throwing your painted eggs at the canvas to make your artwork. A large canvas is recommended for every 6 eggs. You could also use a large poster board.
- safety glasses: This is optional but paint splatter can get in the eyes so it’s highly recommended.
Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to crack open the top of the egg, wash them out with soap, and fill the empty eggshells with paint through the egg openings. Use your choice of colors. Return the egg filled eggs to the egg carton to prevent them from tipping over. Now time for the fun activities!
Where To Throw Paint Eggs
This activity is fairly simple. It takes just a few minutes to prep the eggs and not much longer to launch all the eggs at a canvas. This is generally an outside activity during warm weather. You’d need tarps or a large drop cloth and a decent aim to do this an an inside activity. It’s been recommended to use an old sheet but the paint can seep through a sheet fairly easily.
I recommend doing this activity outside on the grass. Somewhere you can easily hose down the mess when you’re done with this sensory activity.
Paint Filled Eggs On Canvas Tutorials
Growing a Jeweled Rose has a great tutorial for filling eggs with paint. She recommends considering taping the top of the eggs shut with tissue paper as well.
See Vanessa Craft shows how to crack the eggs, fill then and paint your canvases.
Sunshine and Holly recommends doing this as an Easter activity.
My Kid Craft suggests you crack your eggs on the top whenever you’re cooking with eggs and save them over time.
Go Make Splatter Art
Enjoy making this fun, carefree paint filled eggs on canvas art. Grab your paint-filled eggs and start tossing! Remember, if you do this in the grass just hose off the area with a little warm water then have the kids jump on the loose shell fragments and crunch them up. They’ll become compost!