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Happy Easter!! This is the time of the year where we get to be super creative with fun and vibrant colors! These Easy Hand-Painted Easter Eggs will dress up any table top or holiday basket. These are the perfect family craft because they let kids and adults relax into the creativity of it all! Check out how to do them below and start today! It’s a perfect holiday weekend craft!
The supplies and how to steps are listed below:
- Plastic Eggs
- Wood skewer sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot glue Sticks
- Foam Board, 2inch thick
- Paint brushes
- Warm up your hot glue gun.
- Take your wood skewers and poke the sharp end into the bottom of the eggs. This will be used as your handle while painting the eggs.
- Once your glue gun is warm, take one egg at a time by the skewer, and apply hot glue to the egg in any desired design. Swirls, zig zag, flowers, hearts, and vertical lines are great for this project. I found the more simple the design, the easier it was and actually turned out the best.
- Let the glue dry and remove all glue strings that may have stuck to the egg while designing.
- Next, chose the base colors for your eggs. I used pastels to match the theme of Easter Egg. I used a paper plate and applied a small amount of each chosen color to make a palette, and for quick and easy painting.
- Apply chosen color evenly all over your egg, even over the dried hot glue. Use your foam board to stick the other end of the wooden skewer into, allowing the egg to stand freely and dry.
- Paint all the eggs in desired colors and set aside, allowing a few hours to dry.
- Next chose your contrast color. I used metallic gold and metallic silver. I do prefer the look of the gold on the pastel colors over the look of the silver.
- Take a small amount of the contrast color and by using a smaller paint brush, apply to the glue design on each egg.
- Have fun with it, mix and match, you can’t go wrong! Once all paint has dried you may use in any area of the house in adorable Easter decorations.
- Tips: Cover your working area with news paper or paper towels. Painting can be messy.
Here are some tips for a great craft:
- Always use paper or some sort of cover under your painting. You want to protect your stuff and your clothing!
- If kids are using the hot glue guns, make sure you supervise!
These are beautiful and fun and worth the time to create!