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.
[ I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn small fees at no cost to you by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. ]
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!
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –