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How to Make Art on Easter Eggs

by Jean Van't Hul
May 1, 2023

Use an egg as a mini canvas for Easter egg art!

Updated January 2024

Decorating Easter eggs is so much fun, and there are a ton of great ways to do it!

This fun idea combines three techniques: drawing with Sharpies, dying with Kool-Aid, and drawing in frames.

We like frames. You may remember the DIY frame wallpaper we’ve done in the past or the various creative drawing prompts we’ve done with frames. Frames seem to inspire kids more than just a plain piece of paper. They provide a good balance of open-ended inspiration within a defined space. The perfect addition for your egg art!

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Easter Egg Art for Kids

MATERIALS

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  • White eggs, hardboiled
  • Sharpie markers
  • Plastic placemats or something else to protect the table
  • Silicone ice cube molds (optional for holding the eggs in place; you could also use egg cartons or muffin tins)
  • Kool-Aid + white vinegar for dyeing the eggs (you can also use food coloring or any commercial kit)
  • Tongs

Time needed: 2 days

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Draw frames on eggs

    Draw a variety of frames on hard boiled eggs using a black Sharpie. You can do this ahead of time, to have everything set up and ready to go for your activity.

  2. Let kids draw inside frames

    Draw pictures inside of the frames using your Sharpies.

    bunny drawn in frame on easter egg

  3. Dye Eggs

    When the Sharpie drawing is fully dry, it’s time to dye the eggs. Pour the Kool-Aid powder into cups, then add hot water and 2 Tbs of distilled white vinegar to each cup.

    Use tongs to dip the eggs into the Kool-Aid dye to keep the dye around the frame rather than inside where the drawings are.

    Egg dipped into kool aid dye

    The Kool-Aid dye is intense and works quickly, so you don’t have to hold the eggs in place for long.

    easter eggs being dyed with kool aid

We were quite pleased with how the eggs turned out!

two easter eggs for kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

More Easter Arts and Crafts

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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