Today, we have an exciting and straightforward activity that you can try: drawing on Easter eggs. If your child enjoys drawing, this is a perfect opportunity to provide them with a new and engaging artistic outlet. Drawing on eggs allows you to think beyond the confines of a flat surface and consider the entire egg as your canvas.
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Drawing on Easter Eggs
Drawing on paper is one thing, but translating those drawings onto eggs adds an extra layer of intrigue. We opted to use markers for this project, specifically Pip-squeaks—washable markers that boast vibrant colors and a compact size.
While Sharpie markers also worked well, we were concerned about the difficulty of removing the ink from our hands. Therefore, we switched to Pip-squeaks, which offered the same quality with the added advantage of being easily washable. However, keep in mind that these markers require drying time. Even after sitting for 24 hours, there might still be a slight color transfer if you touch them. This is not a significant issue since the purpose is decoration. Plus, this set of markers has proven useful for various other projects!
Drawing on Easter Eggs Tips
To ensure a smooth experience, here are some useful tips to consider:
- Blow out your eggs before starting (see directions here if you have not done it before).
- If you prefer to use hard-boiled eggs, which can withstand more pressure and are more suitable for younger artists, try food-safe markers instead of regular markers.
- Place a few pieces of cardboard underneath your workspace to prevent marker bleeding onto the table.
- Test your markers on the egg surface to ensure they work smoothly.
- Start with light colors and gradually add dark accents or lines to prevent smudging.
- Be prepared to get some marker on your fingers.
- Use your egg carton as a practical support for the eggs while they dry.
- For a quicker process, consider coloring only a section of the egg, like my son did with his Minion Easter Egg. It’s much faster than coloring the entire egg.
What I love most about this activity is that you can draw anything you like. Whether your child is into pirates, Minions, dinosaurs, race cars, comics, or silly faces, they can bring their imagination to life on these Easter eggs.
Drawing on Easter Eggs is a truly enjoyable experience, and we’ll definitely be doing it again next year!
Here are some of the supplies we recommend for this project:
- Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers (Telescoping Marker Tower, 50 count, great for home or school art activities).
- Food-Safe Marker Pens (set of 10).
- Sharpie Marker Set.
If you’re interested in more Easter activities for kids, give these a try:
- Easter LEGO Designs (includes an Easter chick and bunny mosaic and a 3D Easter Rabbit with a basket).
- Easter Eggs for Boys to Make (a collection of fun Easter egg designs, such as LEGO, Minions, TMNT, Super Mario Bros, and more).
And if you’re looking for alternative items to include in your boy’s Easter basket, check out our Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Boys.
Thank you for reading! I sincerely hope you’ll accept the challenge of drawing on Easter eggs. Does your child enjoy drawing?