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.
I love Easter crafts and we usually make a ton for weeks before the holiday but this is our first Easter activity this year. We were both so excited with how easy it was to make and how beautiful it turned out to be . All week I will have even more Easter egg crafts over on FamilyEducation.com .
- Gather your materials. You will need a canvas ( the tape pulls off it like a dream! ), a roller sponge brush, painters tape, scissors, a plate, and paint.
- Start by making a frame in tape. Press hard.
- Now make the outline of the egg. I did these steps, elementary aged kids should be encouraged to try though.
- Invite your child to come add the flair! Rip small pieces of painters tape and press them onto the canvas inside the egg.
- The ripping is fun and great for fine motor skills.
- When they have added all the tape pour some paint on the plate and roll!
- Add new colors as the mood strikes!
- Get the edges too.
- Set aside to dry.
- When dry pull the tape off.