painted easter eggs

 

Today we are talking Easter eggs.  Is this a tradition you partake in?  The dying (or in this case painting) of eggs?  If so, we wanted to share with you this little project we did - it's easy, super fun and perfect to do with the kids...  And of course, since our paint is completely organic and non-toxic you can have your little ones participate without worry.


Here is what you need:


  • Egg Crate
  • Paint brushes (various sizes)
  • Quiet Home Paints samples (in chalkboard finish if you'd like to be able to draw on them)
  • Eggs (preferably hard boiled)
  • Painters Tape
  • Letter stamps (Optional for decorating painted eggs)
  • Chalk (Optional if using chalkboard finish)



Before starting, think about what colors you would like to use and how you would like them to be paired together.  You can have eggs that are all one color, but I found it was more fun to do two or even three colors per egg. 



For my first egg I chose Twirl and Sprig.  The purple and green combo really reminds me of spring so I thought it was a good place to start. 



Then just start painting.  I found it was easy to paint the eggs in a two step process.  I painted the top with twirl, holding the bottom to keep my hands clean.  Then place the egg in the empty egg carton to dry before adding the second color.  


I did the first color for a few eggs.  Here we have twirl, mist and buzz.  Then it was time to add the second color. 


For the first few I used painters tape:


You can either go straight around the egg either top to bottom or around the middle. 


Or you can do some at an angle. I found I really liked the way these looked in the end, although it is a little harder to do the taping.  



Place back in the egg carton to dry.  Then peel off the tape and voila.  (buzz and grass stain)


Once they are painted and dried it is fun to add a little more decoration, like polka dots, scalloped edges, or stamped initials.  Get creative here.  At this point you can also draw on them with chalk.  Write peoples names or spell out happy easter.  


Get creative! 


Order sample pots of any of our colors to complete this project at home.