Watercolor Easter Eggs

Introduction: Watercolor Easter Eggs

Hi guys! Today I will be showing you how to use watercolor on easter eggs. This is an alternative to egg dye and a beautiful and creative way to get ready for easter! I was experimenting when I first tried this but i think it turned out pretty well! I will be showing you how to do this with two different eggs. Enjoy!

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Step 1: Materials

For this project, you only need a few things. Most importantly, you need eggs (don't forget those!), then watercolor, one or two paint brushes, a paint palette for mixing (optional), and a few cups for rinsing and wetting. Once you're finished setting up boil your eggs for about 7 minutes.

Step 2: Painting Egg #1

In my experience, using watercolor on eggs usually doesn’t work very well with faces or landscape, more for “abstract”. On my first egg, I started out by painting a gradual rainbow, then decided to add splatters of water for cool effects. This turned out way better than I imagined, so I definitely recommend it if you are very precise and make sure to not let the water go around the egg. If you decide to mix colors be careful that you are mixing the right ones, otherwise it will end up looking like a weird poo color ;3.

Step 3: Painting Egg #2

My second egg is probably my favorite. I like simple things, and this is quite simple so that’s probably why. All it is is “spraying” paint on the egg with different colors. I’ve heard that this is easier with a toothbrush but I used a normal paintbrush. To spray the paint onto the egg, tap the top of your paint brush, and if not enough paint sprays, put more water on it or tap slightly harder. Keep doing this with as many colors as you want until you are satisfied.

Step 4: All Done!

Now, once you are happy with your product, you should be done! Hope you guys enjoyed this activity, this was my first instructable, so i would love any suggestions! Happy easter!

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    4 years ago

    hi guys, sorry about the videos, it just shows the finished product in a rotation. if you would like to see them you will have to download it. Sorry!


    4 years ago

    Very fun technique!