Want to learn how to paint wooden Easter eggs that will last year after year and withstand heavy (kid) use?
These painted wooden eggs will long outlast the hard-boiled kind and are so much nicer than plastic eggs.
They can be brought out Easter after Easter, given as gifts, and be added to the play kitchen for some extra fun pretend play.
Note :: This tutorial was initially published a couple of years ago as part of a collection of Easter art activities. I’m finally giving the idea it’s very own post.
How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs
Thanks to Asia from Fun at Home with Kids for inspiring us with her tutorial on DIY watercolor wooden eggs over at Modern Parents Messy Kids! She also has a fun post on games to play with painted eggs.
- Wooden eggs (We bought our wood eggs from Snuggly Monkey but you can also order wood eggs from Amazon or buy them from a local craft store. I’ve even heard that they have them at Target in the dollar section and at Walmart.)
- Oil pastels (ignore the crayons in the photo above; we tried melted crayon on the wood eggs first before switching over to the easier oil pastels)
- Liquid watercolor paints
1. Draw designs on your wood eggs with the oil pastels. The harder you press, the brighter the lines…
2. Paint over the oil pastel drawings with the liquid watercolors for a watercolor resist effect. Let dry.
3. Optional :: You can add a protective coating of beeswax if you like. Here’s a recipe for DIY wood conditioning creme.
Admire your new colorful Easter eggs!
Or give as a gift with a styrofoam printed Easter card as my kids did.
We sent our painted wooden eggs off as gifts to cousins and grandparents with the above-mentioned cards.
How about you? Would you like to paint wooden eggs with your family?
Note :: You can also use this technique to paint other wooden items, such as wood building blocks or any of the items you can find in the unpainted wood section of the craft store.
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