Kids love painting Easter eggs — last year, we dyed or painted a full dozen, and they still wanted more! I wanted to figure out a way to provide some Easter eggs that the kids could repaint over and over again, an open-ended and simple Easter kids’ craft idea, and came up with this idea for DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs.
These chalkboard Easter eggs have been a conversation point in our home all season! They’re an unexpected decor piece and a gorgeous way to involve children in decorating. The kids love showing the chalkboard Easter eggs off to any visitors – and they can redecorate them as many times as they like!
Obviously, these aren’t real eggs. I decided to go with some acrylic ones that I found at the craft store so that they would be a bit sturdier for the kids to handle on their own. I think this craft would definitely work with real egg shells, but you’d want to use chalk paint to decorate them rather than chalk, since you have to push a bit hard with chalk to get a real design. Using the sturdier acrylic (or ceramic) eggs allows you to redecorate these over and over again.
How to Make DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs
Materials Needed for DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs:
- Chalkboard Paint (I used Krylon Chalkboard Paint spraypaint as I already had some from refinishing our work room chalkboards – a small bottle of acyrlic chalkboard paint would probably work just as well)
- Acrylic or ceramic eggs
- Egg cups or an upside down egg carton
- Plastic wrap
- Coloured chalk
I covered my egg cups in plastic wrap, spray painted the top half of each egg, and set them (painted sides up) in the egg cups to dry, and then flipped them and sprayed the bottom. You might be able to skip the egg cups by just setting down some newspaper and spraying, but my back deck was covered in snow — let me know if you try it a different way and have success!
My eggs dried in less than 10 hours, but I left them overnight just to be safe — and then invited the kids to decorate!
They loved the idea of drawing on the eggs with chalk, and some of them really enjoyed the freedom to wipe the eggs clean and start their designs again. Some used egg cups to hold the eggs while they drew, and some tested their agility by holding their egg with one hand and drawing with the other.
I left the DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs and basket of chalk on display and available to the children so that they can “paint” Easter eggs whenever they want. Truly, an open ended craft with no designated “end” point.
I love how simple these were to make and how cool they look on display — who expects to see chalkboard Easter Eggs on the mantle?!
What is your favourite way to prepare the house for Easter?
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