Eggs Are a Light Bright Easter Art

This bright Easter art project is a great way for kids to decorate Easter eggs without using real eggs. This process is fun and easy, making it perfect for home, kindergarten or classroom. This is a classic artistic activity (drawing with pencils) and a magnificent Easter craft in one bottle.

Fun Easter art for all ages

Today’s Easter art event is a fun Easter egg craft that can appeal to children of all ages.

Toddlers and preschoolers can freely draw doodles, and older children can be really creative with their doodles and designs.

Of all the Easter crafts that we did here in my kindergarten, this is probably one of my favorites. This is a really fun way for kids to decorate Easter eggs without using real eggs!

Hooligans love to decorate Easter eggs, and over the years we have painted a lot of real eggs in all sorts of creative ways here in my kindergarten. This time I thought it would be fun for them to draw an intricate pattern on large paper eggs and decorate them with bright colors.

Pencil Resist with a black pencil and watercolor

I wanted the process to be interesting and creative, so we chose crayon resist.

In the past, kids have done a lot of crayon resist projects here, such as our crayon resist valentines, crayon resist refrigerator magnets and these crayon resist thank-you cards. You can use this fun and easy art technique at any time of the year.

Usually we draw with white crayons, but this time we used black crayons. The effect is really striking in combination with bright liquid watercolor paints.

The best paper for working with liquid watercolor:

To make our eggs, we used a variety of paper – printer paper, white cardboard, white cardboard and watercolor paper, and found that watercolor paper fits best. Firstly, the paper did not curl when drying, and secondly, our colors on watercolor paper looked more saturated than on any other paper we used.

Good! Let me show you how we cooked our eggs.

Accessories for doodling Easter eggs:

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To create our colorful Easter art project, you will need:

white paper (printer paper, cardboard or watercolor paper)
egg template for tracing (take my free egg template for printing here)
liquid watercolor paints (this is our favorite brand)
black colored pencils

paint brushes ice cube tray
bowls for rinsing brushes

Make a template for the egg:

First I cut out an egg template from a piece of paper measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. I folded the paper lengthwise, as you do when you cut out a paper heart, and cut out an oval. Then I circled it on the various papers we used.

Make a template for the egg:

First I cut out an egg template from a piece of paper measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. I folded the paper lengthwise, as you do when you cut out a paper heart, and cut out an oval. Then I circled it on the various papers we used.

Creating your eggs:

Then, with black crayons, the children drew their drawings on paper eggs.

For best results, press the pencil tightly so that the wax forms a strong barrier that prevents the paint colors from mixing.

Then I poured liquid watercolor paints into an ice cube mold and put several bowls of water so that the children could dip their brushes in them when switching from one color to another.

Substitute for watercolors:

If you don’t have watercolors, you can replace it with food coloring diluted with a few drops of water. However, if you plan to regularly engage in drawing with your children, I strongly recommend purchasing a set of Sargent liquid watercolor paints. You will never contrition it. Your children can create the brightest works of art together with them. You can dilute them with water or use them in pure form, as we did for this project.

Protect your work surface:

Liquid watercolor paints can be washed, so they will come off clothes and hands, but if you paint on a good countertop, be sure to cover it with a plastic tablecloth.

Painting eggs:

Now to decorate these eggs!

The hooligans loved the process, and I loved watching them turn their eggs into colorful works of art. It was really interesting to watch their black and white drawings come to life.

Since the wax pencil is resistant to watercolor, the black lines remain clear and bold, and the colors do not mix.

Older children have created some really awesome drawings, but toddlers and preschoolers can also create beautiful drawings in this way. Black doodles with bright colors applied on top will look awesome.

I like an art project that’s great for kids of all ages, don’t you? It’s so nice when you can keep your preschoolers and big kids busy with the same activity.

When you finish painting the eggs, leave them to dry evenly.

So colorful. So great, so fun and easy to prepare.

These eggs will look awesome on the wall of our playroom.

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