My son is going through his Super Mario Bros. phase. I don't know that I ever got over mine. Playing Nintendo for countless hours is one of my fondest childhood memories. With Easter right around the corner, I thought I would surprise him with these Awesome Super Mario Nintendo Eggs.

I'm not an artist and I know these aren't perfect, but I think they still came out pretty cool. I used images from my iphone to replicate the  the Nintendo characters. I basically drew the images on with a pencil and then used Acrylic paint to fill them in. I used Sharpie Paint markers to fill in small details like the pupils.

WARNING: These are for fun only. Do not eat eggs that have been painted with Acrylic paint.

Step 1: What you Need:

Picture of What you Need:
For this instructable, you will need the following:

One Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs- some might crack during the cooking process. It's good to have extra.

Acrylic Paint:

Cadmium Red

Deep Black

Burnt Sienna

Brilliant Green

Unbleached Titanium Hue

Medium Gray

Permanent Rose

Azo Yellow Medium

Titanium White

Sharpie Poster Paint:


Floursent Green

Floursent Blue



Lead Pencil


Bowls with water

Old newspaper

Plate for paint

Paper towels

Wet rag-  in case you get paint on surrounding surfaces:

Black Sharpie

Such Detail!

wipank5 months ago

i already made this with markers, haha. my nephew love it so much. I post it on my instagram @wipank_

davidbarcomb9 months ago

This is so cool. Great job

lmnopeas (author)  davidbarcomb9 months ago
thehbird1 year ago

amazing just amazing

mischka2 years ago
Thanks for posting, I have just made mario for an easter egg competition for school , it looks great! Thanks! :)
lmnopeas (author)  tedusmaximus13 years ago
Cool! I hope you win!
Thanks! :)
chicopluma3 years ago
awsome, but you forgot the yoshi egg ( not yoshi but his egg)
lmnopeas (author)  chicopluma3 years ago
Actually, I did make the Yoshi egg, The detail for him was pretty easy, so I didn't include him in the final pics. Just three circles painted green.
i love yoshi
lmnopeas (author)  Dusk Shadows3 years ago
My son does too! He's insisted that he be Yoshi for Halloween.
cool i think he will grow up to be awesome =)
mischka3 years ago
super cute!
I like playing Mario games. So i love these eggs. So creative.
breumer3 years ago
Yesterday wanted our daughter (when she saw mine egg) Also paint a egg .And she did so here is the photo. Tomorrow they come to our site (with a link to you)

lmnopeas (author)  breumer3 years ago
OMG! How awesome!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
This is awesome!

(and it made it to Good Morning America's site)
lmnopeas (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Totally awesome! Thanks for the link. :)
OCPik4chu3 years ago
Wonderful work indeed! I never have gotten over my Mario phase either! lol.
breumer3 years ago
I had so much fun by making this Mario egg thanks for sharing !
lmnopeas (author)  breumer3 years ago
Awesome! Did you blow out the egg? I think you can put a clear coat on top and it will last longer. Maybe an experienced artist can help us out with this?
Yes Idid blow out the egg. Tomorro i give the egg a coat (painting medium)
ninjanody3 years ago

u wake up old memories.....
lmnopeas (author)  ninjanody3 years ago
breumer3 years ago
Wow!!! Awesome!!
poofrabbit3 years ago
These are very cool. You might want to blow the eggs out, then you could keep them. When I was younger I loved doing that and oddly 15+ years later I still have some! (Go figure!)
lmnopeas (author)  poofrabbit3 years ago
Wow, that's awesome. 15+ years! Originally I just did this for the kids for fun, but I wish I would have blown out the eggs. Guess I'll just have to make them again.
bajablue3 years ago
SUPER work! It'll be crying shame to crack one open and destroy the art. ;-( ;-)
lmnopeas (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thank you! I agree! It took a long time to finish all the details. I'm going to let the kids play with them on Easter though. I hope some of them survive, but I doubt it. ;)
Love the bullet-bill one! hahahhaha
lmnopeas (author)  AussieAnglerGal3 years ago
I figured I had to include him. He's a classic!
defiantly! its great :)
mikeasaurus3 years ago
So fun, great job!
lmnopeas (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Awesome! Though it is a pain, you could poke a hole in each end first and blow out the innards. Though, you would have to be gentle when you paint :)
lmnopeas (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thank you Penolopy! I'm going to have to try this trick. :)
Nekochiii3 years ago
That's so awesome.. perfect time for Easter!

Maybe you can do the pinhole trick and blow out the raw egg instead of boiling them. That way there's no issue with keeping the eggs for longer.
lmnopeas (author)  Nekochiii3 years ago

I've never tried that trick before, but knowing me, I would probably drop the egg and it would shatter to pieces. It's worth a try though. They should keep for a while in the fridge. We'll see how many many make it after Easter!