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The kids are quietly playing. Seriously, all four of them are deeply engaged in their own imaginary games and activities. THIS is what mothers around the world consider pure bliss.
Ever so quietly, I tip-toe over to the kitchen table to get my craft on. The bags of wooden eggs and egg cups are already lined up, just waiting for me to find a free moment. I sit down… reach for the bin filled to the brim with colorful paints, glitter and paint brushes. At the present moment, my movements are almost stealth-ninja-like.
I don’t want to disturb the kids; I simply want to sit quietly and let my creativity flow like a river. Besides, it would be fun to surprise the kids with some cute egg designs. But NOPE… that is NOT how this is going to go down.
Our boys never hear when I call them to the dinner table, but their little paint-radar go off as soon as I grab a paint brush – and they come running.
These wooden eggs and egg cups were so much fun to decorate. I bought more eggs than initially planned, because the ideas kept flowing. Thank goodness for the extra eggs, since the kids joined in the fun too! Please forgive me if this post contains inspiration galore.
Craft Supplies Needed to Paint Wooden Eggs and Egg Cups:Wooden eggs from Woodpeckers®
Wooden egg cups from Woodpeckers®
Acrylic craft paint, various colors and finishes
Chalk pen, gold
Brown raffia ribbon
Small wreath napkin ring
Hot glue gun
Painted Wooden Eggs: (Perfect activity for the littlest helping hands)
LEGO Face/ Emoji Egg:
There is simply nothing as awesome as a yellow LEGO Minifigure head. The possibilities are endless with their facial expressions, and they are so simple to make.
- Paint the entire egg yellow and let it dry.
- Use the “wrong end” of a paint brush to make the eyes.
- Dip the end of the paint brush in the paint, make a dot for an eye, dip it again and make the other eye.
- Use a tooth pick to paint the mouth and any other fine details.
- Paint the mouth with several small strokes, continue to dip the tooth pick in the paint.
Have fun creating silly facial expressions. This is a great task for the kids, who by now are begging to “help” you!
Robin Egg Place Card:
This egg couldn’t be easier, which makes it perfect for little helping hands.
- Paint the egg with the “Robin Egg” acrylic paint color.
- I used a gold chalk pen to write the first initial on the egg, instantly turning it into a cute “place card” for your Easter brunch.
As the mother of four boys, I have a confession to make. I never worked with glitter, until I decorated this egg… and I now have a whole new level of appreciation for parents of kids who love glitter. My heart breaks for you!
- Paint the egg mixing silver and any color of your choice.
- Let the paint dry completely.
- Pour glitter into a small storage container.
- Apply Modge Podge with a paint brush to the bottom half of the egg.
- WHILE the Modge Podge is still wet, dip the egg in the glitter-filled container.
- Cover the wet Modge Podge in glitter… and then cover it in glitter again – and one more time for good measure.
- Let the glitter and Modge Podge dry completely.
- Paint the entire egg pink and let it dry completely.
- Use the “wrong” end of a paint brush to make the eyes.
- Use a tooth pick to paint the nose, whiskers, mouth and teeth.
- Glue a white pompom on the back of the bunny egg with your hot glue gun.
- Cut out two white felt ears and smaller pink shapes as the inside of the ear.
- Glue the pink felt on top of the white ear, do this on both ears, using the felt glue. Allow the felt glue to dry completely.
- Glue the ears onto the egg with your handy hot glue gun.
- Paint the entire egg a lovely soft pastel yellow, and let it dry completely.
- Use the “wrong” end of a paint brush and paint two eyes.
- Cut a small diamond shape out of card stock.
- Color both sides of the paper with a yellow marker and then color a smaller diamond on one side of the paper. Fold the card stock in half, so it becomes a half-open beak.
- Glue the beak onto the egg with the hot glue gun.
- Cut out two wings in yellow felt and attach them to the side of the egg with the hot glue gun.
Flower Egg Cup:
The wooden egg cups I use for the chicken and the bunny eggs are the same design.
- Mix two light green colors and paint the outside of the egg cup.
- Using the “wrong” end of a paint brush, paint three pink dots in a circle.
- Once the pink dots are dry, add a yellow dot in the middle – again using the “wrong” end of the paint brush.
- Paint the pink and yellow flowers all over the egg cups.
Bird’s Nest Egg Cup:
I had a lot of fun with these wooden egg cups. There are two different designs.
Tree with nest egg cup:
- Paint the outside of the egg cup a base color.
- Free-hand paint a tree on the egg cup, have fun with this and get creative.
- Once the paint is dry, glue the small wreath napkin ring on the outer edge of the egg cup – using your hot glue gun.
Raffia nest egg cup:
- Cover the base of the egg cup with Modge Podge
- Wrap the brown raffia ribbon around the base and apply more Modge Podge.
- Keep wrapping, while gluing it down with Modge Podge.
- Remember, the Modge Podge will (eventually) dry clear.
- When the Modge Podge is dry, glue the small wreath napkin ring on the outer edge of the egg cup with the hot glue gun.
Wow, so there you have it, lots of wood egg inspiration. And… just in case you needed more ideas, check out this post with DIY Wooden Egg Craft Ideas
I haven’t shared pictures of the kids’ painted wood eggs. Just trust me when I say, there were many, they were colorful – and some were covered in glitter – as was the kid who found the glitter… and the table, the chair, his clothes, the floor…
This will be my last craft using glitter. I hope you enjoyed it!
- I have been very impressed with the wood products I have bought from Woodpeckers® on Amazon.
- Their products lend themselves perfectly to crafts and DIY projects.
- The wood shapes are uniform and without blemishes.
- Their customer service is wonderful with personal attention to each customer.
- They even send you an adorable ebook for inspiration when you purchase their peg dolls.
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I have SO much fun crafting with products from Woodpeckers®. Check out these projects – they are sure to inspire you!