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Easter Egg Art with Watercolor Resist

by Jean Van't Hul
April 14, 2017
Watercolor Resist Easter Egg Art and Bunting

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. 

Materials and Set Up for Easter Egg Art

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

Easter Egg Art with Watercolor Resist

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*I cut the egg-shapes out free hand, but here are some printable templates if you would rather yours are a bit more precise.


Easter Egg Art - Drawing with Oil Pastels

First, draw designs on your Easter egg paper with the white oil pastel.

Easter Egg Art in Process - Painting with Watercolors

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.

Watercolor Resist Easter Egg Art

Make another…

Easter Egg Art with Oil Pastels and Watercolors

…and another…

Easter Bunny Art with Watercolors

…and perhaps an Easter bunny, too.

Watercolor Resist Easter Egg Art

Continue drawing and painting your Easter eggs until you have enough for a bunting.

Easter Egg Art and Bunting with Watercolor Resist

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.

Super easy.

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.

Pointillism Easter Egg Art

More Easter Egg Art Ideas for Kids

  1. Pointillism Easter egg art :: Use watercolors and Q-tips to make dot designs on Easter egg-shaped paper.
  2. Styrofoam printed Easter eggs :: Use the styrofoam sheet printmaking technique to make striking egg designs on paper. Great for cards!
  3. Use black glue to make faux stained glass Easter eggs (that link shows hearts, but you can use the technique for Easter eggs, too!)
  4. Shaving cream marbled Easter eggs :: Shaving cream marbling is a fun technique that would look great on Easter egg shapes!
  5. Plus here are 5 MORE Easter Art Activities for Kids!

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Easter Egg Art with Watercolor Resist

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