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How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

by Jean Van't Hul
April 6, 2017

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.

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.



  1. Draw designs on your wood eggs

    We did this with oil pastels. And we found that the harder you press, the brighter the lines…

  2. Paint over the designs

    To achieve a watercolor resist effect, paint over the oil pastel drawings with the liquid watercolors. Let dry.

    How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs with Watercolors

  3. Add a protective coat of beeswax (optional)

    Here’s a recipe for DIY wood conditioning creme.

    How to Paint Wooden Eggs

Admire your new colorful Easter eggs!

How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

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

Easter Art Activities Styrofoam Printing Easter Eggs

We sent our painted wooden eggs off as gifts to cousins and grandparents with the above-mentioned cards.

How to Paint Wooden Easter Eggs

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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