Want an easy yet lovely Easter egg art activity to do with your kids?
Here’s one from Daphne, my seven-year-old.
I set out some watercolors, Q-tips, and Easter-egg shaped paper as an art invitation for her to do after school recently.
The idea (my idea) was that she would be inspired by the Q-tips to decorate the eggs with dots. (Q-tip pointillism has been an art activity we’ve enjoyed a fair amount and I thought it would be lovely on Easter eggs.)
But Daphne had her own idea.
She immediately looked for the oil pastels, grabbed a white one, and sat down to work.
Oil pastel resist is one of our favorite watercolor resist techniques, and probably the one we use most commonly.
Here’s how she used it to paint Easter egg after Easter egg.
Easter Egg Art with Watercolor Resist
- Watercolor paper or cardstock, cut into Easter egg shapes*
- White oil pastel or crayon
- Liquid watercolor paint (or a watercolor paint palette)
- Paint brush or cotton swabs
*I cut the egg-shapes out free hand, but here are some printable templates if you would rather yours are a bit more precise.
First, draw designs on your Easter egg paper with the white oil pastel.
Then, paint over your oil pastel drawing with watercolors.
As you can see, Daphne used Q-tips, but you could use paint brushes if you’d rather.
…and perhaps an Easter bunny, too.
Continue drawing and painting your Easter eggs until you have enough for a bunting.
The Easter Egg Bunting
Okay, so we cheated a little in making our bunting. First we simply hung the paper Easter eggs on the display wire in the studio with mini clothespins. Then we used washi tape to tape them around the dining nook in the kitchen.
If you wanted something a bit more officially bunting-like, you could punch holes at the top of each paper egg and string them together.
More Easter Egg Art Ideas for Kids
- Pointillism Easter egg art :: Use watercolors and Q-tips to make dot designs on Easter egg-shaped paper.
- Styrofoam printed Easter eggs :: Use the styrofoam sheet printmaking technique to make striking egg designs on paper. Great for cards!
- Use black glue to make faux stained glass Easter eggs (that link shows hearts, but you can use the technique for Easter eggs, too!)
- Shaving cream marbled Easter eggs :: Shaving cream marbling is a fun technique that would look great on Easter egg shapes!
- Plus here are 5 MORE Easter Art Activities for Kids!
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