Of course, you can just dip these eggs in a store-bought dye kit and call it a day. But if you’re a crafty guy with some serious DIY chops, this probably isn’t going to cut it. Instead, let your creative flair shine with one of these eye-catching Easter egg painting ideas.
Whether you’re making a batch of table decorations for Easter brunch or just want to win the Gram’s holiday (hey, no judgmental), these techniques will help you create unique masterpieces by the dozen. From marbled looks to trompe l‘eye effects, from traditional to trendy, here are the best Easter egg painting ideas to try this year.
Easter eggs in watercolor
Start by mixing a few colors from your watercolor paints on a palette. Then apply clean water to the egg, followed by a few light strokes of watercolor where the egg is wet. Continue to wet different sections of the egg and brush the same color or a different color until you get the watercolor look you are looking for.
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polka dot easter eggs
You can either use a traditional Easter egg dyeing technique or paint for the background color. But when it’s time to add the points, you’ll want to invest in blown paint for a 3D effect.
Easter eggs in white paint marker
With a fine point pen, paint over any design you want. We used brown and white here, but you can choose any color you want!
Vichy Easter Egg
Nothing says spring like a cheerful gingham pattern. Use watercolor paints and a flat-tipped paintbrush, as well as paint in any custom colors you want, to achieve the look of egg white.
Alphabet Easter Eggs
This technique could not be simpler and the result is chic, modern and totally personalized. Use regular sticky letters to hide an initial in the center of your egg. Then cover everything with spray paint. When you remove the sticker, you see this letter in a bold negative space.
Easter Basket Egg
Here’s a project for a steady hand: Use pens or fine-tipped paintbrushes in brown to paint a wicker basket on your egg. Fill this basket with small painted eggs. So beautiful. And so meta!
Easter Eggs Silhouette
This painting technique creates a pretty and complicated result, but it’s actually quite easy to achieve. Just use stickers in any shapes you like to create the negative space effect after painting or staining the egg.
Initial Easter egg in cross stitch
Use a white paint pen to create a cross stitch look to showcase your initial or your family’s monogram on an Easter egg. This is a great idea for a personalized detail that you can place at every seat on the holiday table.
Faux Wood Eggs
Fake wood, meaning faux wood, refers to the practice of mimicking the look of wood grain on any other form of support. Use a white paint pen to draw jagged lines and concentric circles on your egg to get the look. (And hey, even if it’s not so convincing fake wood, you will probably always get a nice design.)
Prepare a batch of eggs that look like fresh radishes from the farmer’s market by painting three-quarters of a puffed egg with pink paint. Finish the look by using hot glue to tie off white twine at the bottom as roots and green crepe paper wrapped at the top as a stem.
Blooming Easter Eggs
These fully bloomed eggs look so intricate, but the technique is simple: just paint tiny X’s for each flower, using a different color to paint dots in the center of each.
Use a fine-tipped white paint pen to create the appearance of lettuce leaf veins on dyed green eggs. Skillful artists (with firm hands) can even achieve a optical illusion effect using this method.
Puffy Easter Eggs
Is there a cuter Easter egg to dot the girls’ brunch table? After painting the hair, draw on features like sunglasses, eyelashes, lips – whatever speaks to you!
nail polish marbled eggs
Easter Eggs Emoji
How are you really feeling about spring? Express it on your Easter eggs with this cheeky painting technique. Use yellow craft paint and black and red paint markers to craft a whole set of emoji eggs that are sure to wow the crowd.
Holiday stencil silhouette painted eggs
First, paint your entire egg with a coat of craft paint in the color of your choice. Then use stencils to add contrasting details that are perfectly on the holiday theme, like bunnies, carrots, flowers or chicks.
Chill Pill Easter Eggs
Who couldn’t use a few? Turn your eggs into cold pills using pink acrylic paint, painter’s tape to hide the white half, and small black letter stickers to spell out the message.
Folk art easter egg
Traditional Scandinavian folk art features stylized flowers and elements of nature as well as geometric patterns for a soft and charming result. Use it as inspiration to make your own rosemary (that decorative painting style) on small egg canvases.
Indigo Marbled Easter Eggs
These amazing eggs evoke the endless cosmos… or maybe your favorite jeans. Whatever you see in them, you can achieve the look using blue nail polish using this simple and inexpensive technique.
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