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Henri, Egg Artiste
One of the best Easter books we read this year was Henri, Egg Artiste by Marcus Pfister, a German author well known for his Rainbow Fish books. A wonderful thing about this book is that it allows parents to introduce children to famous works of art, since that’s where the main character finds an inspiration for his egg masterpieces. There is also a nice twist in the book, since Henri’s eggs look “almost” like original paintings, and Smarty enjoyed playing “find the differences” game (photographs of original paintings are included in the back of the book together with information on artists).
Paintings on Foil Eggs
Great Artists Through Eyes of a 4 Year Old
Smarty doved right in and first of all recreated the wooden striped egg that her father made for our seasonal candleholder. Clearly in her eyes he is the best artist that ever walked on Earth. Then came Van Gogh swirls (but I started them to give her an idea) and finally some point art. I really like how these eggs came out. I wanted to give them out as presents, but Smarty only agreed to give away my egg (not pictured above). She wanted to keep hers in her room as Easter decoration.
More Egg Art Ideas for Kids
- Egg People on this blog
- An Art Appreciation Game for Henri, Egg Artiste by Play Dr Mom
- 25 Decorative Easter Egg ideas from Reasons to Skip the Housework
- Van Gogh Inspired Easter Eggs from No Time for Flash Cards
- 10 Egg Decorating Ideas from Red Ted Art
Your TurnWhat is your favorite Easter book?
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