Watercolor Easter eggs are a really pretty, simple and fun craft to do with the kids! You really can’t go wrong, anyone can brush on some paint, blend some colors and create a beautiful watercolor egg!
Every year we dye our Easter eggs in food coloring, and every year my kids get so excited and then kinda disappointed because, honestly it’s a little boring. Choose a color, put the egg in, wait 5 minutes, take it out to dry, and don’t touch it. Not their idea of fun.
But painting? They LOVE to paint. They beg me to paint on a daily basis. So, this year I decided to give them what they want and let them get really hands on and creative with their Easter eggs. And they were in Heaven!
We used plastic, dyeable craft eggs (from the dollar store) because I wanted to be able to display them and keep them. Plus I love that they’re not breakable for those little slippery hands 🙂 You can find these on Amazon.
You could also use regular hard-boiled eggs, or drained egg shells, but you’ll need to be extra careful and use non-toxic paint for eggs you’ll be eating as well (to avoid any chemicals leaching through the shell to the egg).
We had Crayola washable watercolor paint, and some other palettes that came with various art kits.
My three year old, four year old, and seven year old all enjoyed this Easter craft and created beautiful eggs without much direction. I only told them to try to cover the whole egg with color, and that painting little pictures wouldn’t really work since the paint is too runny.
They each discovered their own technique and style for their eggs which I thought was pretty awesome.
They each got their own watercolor paint palette, paint brush, water bowl, and paper plate to catch the drips.
The paint washed right off their hands, but the non-Crayola sets stain clothes so they wore painting aprons.
Aren’t they pretty? I displayed them on a white cake stand in our kitchen. And I kinda want to make more… I just love them!
What do you think? Would you do watercolor Easter eggs with your kids this Easter?