- air drying clay
- bamboo skewer
- egg template
- pasta, stamps, bamboo skewer, etc for decorating
- paint (optional)
- baking paper
As we were working inside I first gave the girls a sheet of baking paper to keep the table clean. Then they got a piece of air drying clay that they kneaded and flattened. The 3-year-old needed a bit of help with the egg making process (the decorating was no problem).
I had some old decorating templates of eggs lying around that we used to put on the clay to draw around, but you could make your own from paper or cardboard. We used the bamboo skewer to draw deeper and deeper lines so eventually the egg came free. Then with the same skewer put a hole in the top to put a ribbon through once the clay is dry. (so make sure it is big enough, I had to re do some of Ellen’s)
Then they got to push objects into the clay. Ellen’s favourite, her letter E….