Let Art Meet Easter With This Stunning DIY Easter Egg Deco Project!
by Mona Fe on Apr 02, 2023
Is your little one eagerly looking forward to meeting his furry floppy-eared friend?
While other countries may think that Christmas and New Year's Eve are the only holidays that count, in Australia, we know that Easter is just as important!
With the chilly autumn weather in full swing and the backdrop of stunning foliage, Easter is the perfect time for children to get outside and have some fun. From Easter egg hunts and bonnets to crafts and community events, there's always something happening during this egg-citing holiday.
Let's be honest: as much as we love those Easter parades, egg hunts, and dress-ups, the real star of the show is the Easter feast! Whether it's juicy roast lamb, perfectly roasted veggies, or a warm batch of hot cross buns, the Easter meal is a feast for the senses.
And, of course, no Easter celebration would be complete without a sweet treat or two! From simnel cakes to bunny-shaped cookies, the sugar rush is guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls! There's just something about this time of year that brings families together to indulge in some delicious food and drinks.
But before you go all out and break the bank for your kid, we want you to ask yourself this question: Who says you have to spend a fortune to make Easter special for your little ones? Sometimes, the best memories come from simple, practical activities that you can do together as a family. Our most recommended activity? Painting easter eggs!
Painting Easter eggs is a classic activity that's both budget-friendly and tons of fun - and perfect for kids of all ages. Using just hard boiled eggs, watercolour paints, and some creativity, your kids' inner Picasso will have a great time creating unique designs that are sure to impress. And the best part? You don't have to worry about fancy decorations, as the painted eggs can double as a festive centrepiece for your Easter table!
And the fun doesn't have to stop there! Not only is it a budget-friendly way to get creative with your little ones, but it also has a tasty perk: eating the colourful creations! So long as you use food-grade watercolours or dyes and keep the eggs in a cool, dry place, they're completely safe to eat. This means that after all the fun, you can still whip up your favourite dishes like:
- Classic egg mayo sandwich
- Chicken and egg salad
- Chinese soy sauce braised eggs
- Red wine vinegar pickled eggs
Talk about a win-win! If you're all hyped up, grab your little ones and go paint the town (or at least the Easter eggs) with this fun DIY below!
DIY Easter Egg Deco
What we used
- 6 eggs, hardboiled
Mix a few colours of watercolour paints on a palette.
Brush clean water onto the egg, followed by a few light strokes of watercolour in the places where the egg is wet.
Continue to wet different sections of the egg and brush on the same or different colour until the desired look is achieved.
Once eggs are dry, brush your favourite We Might Be Tiny Stampie with watercolour paint and press Stampie around the egg until the paint is transferred.
See? Who says prepping an activity for Easter has to be stressful? With a bit of planning, you can make sure that your kids will have a fun and relaxing activity to look forward to.
One great tip to save time during the celebration is to boil the eggs in advance and store them in the fridge until they are ready to paint. Then, on the big day, invite your little ones to help prep the eggs by giving them a quick wipe down and setting up their painting station.
If you're hosting the egg painting activity with other families, we highly recommend laying down some placemats like WMBT's Placies to avoid messy accidents and keep the eggs from rolling around. You can also prepare a painting kit with all the supplies they'll need, including paintbrushes, watercolour paints, edible glitters, fun animal Stampies, and paper towels for cleaning up any art accidents.
Why Easter Egg Painting Is A Great Activity?
Have you ever seen your little one's eyes light up as they create a masterpiece? Well, this classic activity can give them that feeling of joy and accomplishment! The reason behind that is simple: the moment they see you appreciating their masterpieces, it makes them feel like they've done something important. And that's the kind of feeling all parents want their children to have!
Additionally, the act of painting alone also helps them unleash their creative side and express their imaginations, feelings, and thoughts through art. From deciding on colours and stamping designs to applying the paint with precision, this fun activity is also proven to help improve their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and attention to detail.
Tips To Make Your Easter Egg Painting Activity A Success!
Looking to take your DIY Easter egg painting activity to the next level? Here are some tips to jazz up the activity!
- Encourage experimentation: Don't be afraid to let your little ones experiment with different painting techniques and materials. Have them try different brush strokes and splattering techniques or introduce materials like glitter, stamps, markers, or stickers to create unique designs. The sky's the limit, so let their creativity shine through!
- Turn it into a contest: Nothing fuels kids more than some competition! Have your little ones and invited guests compete to see who can create the most original or creative egg design. To make it fun for everyone, you can also prepare different context categories so that every kid has a chance to win.
- Give a theme: Choose a theme for the egg designs to make the activity more cohesive. This can be anything from your favourite animal to a specific colour scheme. This will give your little ones a starting point for their designs and help to tie everything together.
- Use scenarios: Another fun way to get your little ones' creative juices flowing is by giving them scenarios or prompts for their egg designs. For example, ask them to create an egg representing their favourite vacation spot or a scene from a storybook. This will challenge them to think creatively and design something unique.
- Stamp it up: If your kids are tired of painting, introduce them to WMBTs Stampies. These silicone cookie stamps come in fun animal designs and can be used to decorate! Simply brush the stamp with some colour of their choice and gently press it onto the egg for a fun and unique design.
Ready to take your Easter celebration to the next level?
Our Happy Easter booklet is here to help! Packed with fun and creative ideas, this booklet has everything you need to make this year's celebration extra special. From delicious and healthy recipes like Beetroot & Choc Muffins and Spinach Roulade to fresh ideas for egg decorating, it's sure to inspire your inner artist. Check it out today, and get ready to have the best Easter yet!
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