I’m super eggcited to show you my cute and easy, painted Easter eggs – a creative egg decorating idea!
I don’t even need to paint or decorate Easter eggs this year, because my adorable hens lay pale aqua eggs! Plus I ordered 16 more chicks, arriving March 30th, and among them are some marans that will lay chocolate eggs. I also ordered more turquoise egg laying breeds – plus a green egg layer. So next spring my egg basket will be even more colorful and maybe I’ll have enough hens to spread the joy a little? So far we get anywhere from 0-4 eggs a day, although 1-2 is the norm. But we can easily eat as many as they lay! Luckily their egg production will increase as the days get longer and then next fall hopefully we’ll have two to three times as many layers? I got a lot of straight run breeds so, once again, no clue what my hen to roo ration will be. But I’m eggcited about raising chicks again and getting more eggs!
Even though I have a basket of aqua eggs, I still think egg decorating is fun and I’m especially into spring decor this year. I don’t know why, I’m just really feeling it! But then, I was weirdly into winter this year too, so maybe I’ve finally learned to love all the seasons? Hopefully you love this painted Easter egg idea – it’s easy and kids can help with this creative egg decorating project too!
Supplies for Painted Easter Eggs:
- Real hard boiled or faux wooden eggs
- Acrylic paints (dark green, turquoise, white, and gold)
- Egg dye (optional, can use paint)
- Stiff, stenciling paint brush (any brush, if you don’t have one)
- Smaller artist’s paint brush
How to Make These Abstract Painted Easter Eggs:
First, dye or paint your eggs (real or faux), a deep color – most of mine started as a deep, dark green or teal. Then use a flat stenciling paint brush to dab on lighter shades of acrylic paint or any kind of left over paint. I used light blues and aquas (naturally), in a mix of acrylic paints and some leftover chalk paint.
Any paint brush will work, but if you have a stencil brush the flat bristles make this even easier. Just stipple the paint on: dab, dab, dab…
I layered light and darker colors for some depth and interest, always dabbing and not swiping with the brush. Then I highlighted the eggs with some shimmer by using a smaller artist’s brush to stipple on some gold and copper metallic acrylic paint:
And that’s it! I let them dry and found a pair of cute thrift store brass baskets to display my easy abstract painted Easter eggs:
Making these painted Easter eggs was a lot of fun, just like painting little mini master pieces, haha. If you use wood eggs, you can enjoy them year after year! They will look so pretty as a centerpiece, in a basket or bowl on a bed of moss.
I’ll be sharing some more Easter egg decorating ideas soon – plus some spring decor ideas – I know it’s only February, I just couldn’t wait to get started. If you’re eggcited about spring too (how many more times can I use that terrible pun?), then you can check out past spring projects and spring home decor right here.