How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

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Learn how to paint wooden Easter eggs with this easy technique.

How to Paint Wooden Eggs

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.

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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 - Start with Oil Pastel Drawings

How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

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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.

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Draw designs on your wood eggs with the oil pastels. The harder you press, the brighter the lines…

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2. Paint over the oil pastel drawings with the liquid watercolors for a watercolor resist effect. Let dry.

How to Paint Wooden Eggs

3. Optional :: You can add a protective coating of beeswax if you like. Here’s a recipe for DIY wood conditioning creme.

How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

Admire your new colorful Easter eggs!

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Or give as a gift with a styrofoam printed Easter card as my kids did.

How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

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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Learn how to paint wooden Easter eggs with this easy technique. This project combines oil pastel resist with a vibrant watercolor paint dye for eggs that last for decoration or imaginative play! #easter #eastereggs #artsandcrafts #eastercrafts #kidsactivities #kidscrafts

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  • Reply
    Elizabeth Williams
    April 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial! FYI, target has wooden eggs in the dollar section right now. Six for $3!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      April 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Good tip, Elizabeth! Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      April 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      I just updated the materials to mention that about the Target dollar section. Thanks again, Elizabeth!

      And I think I’ll go pick some up there this weekend! :)

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