Tuesday, April 4, 2017

7 Watercoloring Easter Eggs Ideas

It is a tradition for us here on the blog to share inspiring Easter related ideas and these two weeks will be filled with lots of DIY Easter projects and decorating ideas. 

The most wondrous and exciting event in our household when I was little, was the dying of Easter eggs. Not that it lessened in strength during the years; I still make a big thing out of it and my kids love it as dearly as I do. 

This year I am all set on dying them naturally, that is to say using plants / herbs and veggies to dye them, and I'll let you know how it goes. 

But today it's about watercolors. Water coloring eggs seems like a good idea to involve the kids in and let them express their creativity. 

The two images above are by Lucy from Craftberry Bush. Aren't they gorgeous?

Elise used watercolors for a tiny bit of abstract floral painting. She used blown eggs, so these could easily be hanged as decor. Fantastic!

Holly used watercolors to dab confetti and floral images and they couldn't be cuter!

Zakkiya did the same, but she painted elaborate stems and leaves.

Aside from using watercolors, Allison also used sharpies to draw / outline the flowers and leaves and the effect is eye-catching.

Alisa used watercolors as the base onto which she doodled various flowers and leaves using a watercolor pencil.

In the past we shared these:


Polka Sarune said...

These eggs look absolutely gorgeous! Is it ok to just leave watercolor or should I use some varnish to seal the color at the end?

Came here from Show and Tell link party!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Polka! I guess if they are blown and only the shell is left you can use varnish to seal the color. But I wouldn't recommend using paints and varnish that can be dangerous and toxic if the eggs are full and you plan on eating them.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So beautiful! Much nicer than those dye kits we used as kids. But I do have fond memories of dying Easter eggs in my Mammaw's kitchen. Easter was always a big holiday for us with lots of family and food, an Easter egg hunt in the backyard, and usually homemade ice cream where all us cousin's took a turn churning the old fashioned way. :)

Divya N said...

The water-colored eggs look so delicate and pretty, makes me want to celebrate easter

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A nice collection of ideas - the water color eggs are my favorite.

Unknown said...

The watercolor eggs are so delicate and beautiful. I love the colors and designs. These could become heirlooms.

handmade by amalia said...

Seriously pretty eggs, can't even pick a favorite.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That are pieces of art!!
When we painted eggs in our childhood, it was just some stripes and dots in blue, red and yellow... This is amazing, makes me want to paint all the eggs I can find right now :-)
Have a great day, Sigrid