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How to Paint Paper Easter Eggs

by Jean Van't Hul
March 25, 2024

Paint colorful paper Easter eggs with watercolor resist art for a simple and easy craft your kids will love to make! Photo updates by Andrea Martelle

Updated February 2024

Want an easy yet lovely Easter egg art activity to do with your kids?

Oil pastel resist is one of our favorite watercolor resist techniques, and probably the one we use most commonly.

So, we tried an Easter themed version of it as an art invitation for our kids to do after school. 

Here’s how they used it to paint Easter egg after Easter egg.

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Photo by Andrea Martelle

How to Paint Paper Easter Eggs

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*We cut the egg-shapes out free hand, but there are plenty of printable templates online if you would rather be a bit more precise.


  1. Draw designs

    First, draw designs on your Easter egg paper with the oil pastels. You can draw with white to have a magical reveal with the paint or use colors. We drew with neon oil pastels for a pop of color!

    drawing on easter eggs

  2. Add paint!

    Then, paint over your oil pastel drawing with watercolors.

    painting paper easter eggs

  3. Repeat!

    Make as many eggs as you’d like. If your kids are anything like ours, they’ll be cranking out the Easter eggs!

    paper easter eggs

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

paper easter egg bunting
Photo by Andrea Martelle

To make the bunting, we simply punched holes at the top of the eggs and tied them with twine. You can also attach them to a display wire with mini clothespins or even use washi tape to tape them up on a wall.

Try These Easy Paper Egg Crafts

More Easter Activities for Kids

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Easter Creativity pack!

Celebrate this fun holiday with all kinds of adorable creative activities! This 32-page printable eBook is full of coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and more!

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