van Gogh Easter Eggs

easter craft This post was supposed to be about monogrammed eggs. We were going to use a white crayon to make our initials on the egg and then paint. Totally didn’t work. The painted wood eggs we got simply were too smooth for the crayon wax to stick well, I should have grabbed the unfinished ones. So we’ll try that again next year, instead this post evolved from our failure.  As I told my son to just paint them however he wanted he said ” Look I am making swirls like van Gogh!”  So we grabbed one of the few art books that is not already in storage while we sell the house and looked at some of his art. After talking about the colors and how ” Gloppy” his paint was on the canvas we added more paint to the eggs and made a few more swirls.  This was so much fun to do and you could easily adapt it to various artists. Paint small dots for George Seurat, splatter paint them for Jackson Pollack,  do large color blocks for Mark Rothko or even cut some collage paper and modge podge it on for Matisse!  The variations are endless. I think I am going to make this a Easter tradition grabbing a few eggs every year and choosing an artist to use as inspiration. After a few years we will have our own collection of masterpiece eggs.

For this project we used pre painted white wood eggs from Micheal’s , acrylic paint and paint brushes. Ignore the crayons that was a big old flop!

Comments

  1. says

    These are beautiful even if the monograms didn’t work. (They almost look marbled to me!) I also love how you made suggestions for various art styles too!

  2. says

    What a FANTASTIC idea! Isn’t he clever?! Forget the monogramming- this is far, far better on so many levels, not least because it was child-led! Beautiful. Now how are you going to display them?! :-)

    • admin says

      Once they dried I told him he could display them wherever he wanted. He then said “No they are my bat bombs and they splatter paint on the bad guys.” I suggested that either he choose a nice place or I would ( and a reminder about our family stance on weapons) . So now they are in the dining room on the wine cabinet we haven’t used since 2005.

      Oh and I couldn’t agree more it is soooooo much cooler for those exact reasons!

  3. says

    LOVE this idea! I was looking for Easter egg inspiration for my k class. And this is it! We made our own versions of Starry Night before Christmas, so we are already into Mr. Van Gogh swirls. Thanks.
    Sandi

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