I was so excited when I discovered wooden eggs at our local craft store, I knew exactly what I wanted to do… paint them! The kids were so excited to see the set-up when they came to art class, their eyes almost popped out of their heads. They love painting on wood.
This is a very open-ended art activity and you can use regular hard-boiled eggs, too, if you don’t want to buy wooden ones. It’s important to use good gold tempera paint, I have a link below.
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Supply list for painted wooden eggs:
~ Q-tips (or cotton swabs)
~ Recycled strawberry baskets (optional)
Steps to make painted wooden eggs:
Step 1: Set up the table by giving each child a basket of eggs. Mix the paints (I add some water to each color to make it a little more diluted) and add some q-tips. Have extra q-tips handy in case they get bent and worn out. Use some paper towel or a paper plate for drying the eggs.
Step 2: Let the children paint the eggs any way they want.
Step 3: When they have painted all the eggs, bring out the gold paint. We talked about “accent” color and using the gold sparingly just to give it a little sparkle. Some kids didn’t want to use any, and some kids covered up their whole egg. It’s all OK, whatever they want to do it great.
I am so in love with these eggs, I wanted to keep them all! They are really simple to set-up and make. It’s a great craft for a group, or just for you and your child as a special art time together. Share your eggs with my over on Instagram, tag me at @artbarblog!
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I am unable to find directions for the contact paper collage listed in the last Art Bar posting.
hi Lin, I’m not sure which posting that is – would that be from Instagram? For the collage you would take on piece of contact paper and tape it down to the table or a tray with the sticky side up. Then your child can stick the collage material right onto the contact paper. When they are finished, place another piece of contact paper on top to “seal” the collage. That’s it, hope this helps! xo Bar
Would metal cookie drying racks work to dry eggs?
yes, great idea!!