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Easter Egg Drawing Challenge

Today we have a quick and easy activity to try.  Drawing on Easter eggs.

My son loves to draw and I am happy to provide materials that he would like to try. We thought we would give drawing on Easter eggs a try.

We had a lot of fun and got a little messy as well.  But it washed off easily and it was nice to sit down and draw together.

I love to try new & easy activities for boys, don’t you?  I hope you will enjoy having a go.  Challenge your kids to draw on Easter eggs.

I challenged my son to move his drawing from paper to Easter Eggs. Tips for trying this fun Easter Egg Decorating activity.

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Drawing on Easter Eggs

Drawing on paper is one thing, taking those drawings onto Easter eggs is yet another. It is really interesting to draw on eggs as you need to think about the whole egg, not just a flat surface.


Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, Telescoping Marker Tower, 50 count, Great for Home or School, Art ToolsCrayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, Telescoping Marker Tower, 50 count, Great for Home or School, Art Tools

We decided to use markers for this project. You can use Sharpie markers (we like this set) or washable markers. The Sharpies worked very well but we were concerned about how hard it was going to be to get the marker off our hands.

We switched to washable markers called Pip-squeaks which we love for their small size and vibrant colors.

These worked great but they do need time to dry. Even after sitting for 24 hours we still get a bit of color when touching them.

No big deal as they are for decoration but I thought I would mention it. This set of markers has come in handy for so many projects!


 

Easter Egg Drawing Challenge. A fun and easy Easter Egg decorating activity. Tips included!

Drawing on Easter Eggs Tips

  • Blow out your eggs before starting.  (see directions here if you have not done it before)
  • If you would rather use hard boiled eggs, which can take more pressure and would be better for younger artists, you could perhaps try food safe markers instead of regular markers.
  • Put down a few pieces of cardboard before starting.  I like to use cardboard as the marker doesn’t bleed through onto the table (yes, I care about that!)
  • Test your markers to see if they draw nicely on the egg.
  • Do light colors first and then add in dark accents or lines to prevent smearing.
  • Be prepared to get marker on your fingers.
  • Use your egg carton to balance the eggs on while they dry (see top image.)
  • Try coloring just a section of an egg like my son did with his Minion Easter Egg.  It is much faster than coloring the whole egg.

What I love about this activity is that they can draw anything they like.  Into pirates?  Try our little pirate egg (it is one of our favorites.)  Like Minions?  Draw one like my son did. It is easy to do.  He also did a snake. Love dinosaurs, race cars, comics, silly faces . . . make whatever you want.

Drawing on Easter Eggs is fun. We will be doing this again next year!

Here are some of the supplies we recommended for this project:

Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, Telescoping Marker Tower, 50 count, Great for Home or School, Art ToolsPip-Squeaks Washable MarkersGourmet Writer Food Decorator Pens, Assorted Colors, Set of 10Food Safe Marker Pens, Set of 10Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-CountThis Sharpie Marker Set

For more Easter activities for kids try:

Easter LEGO Designs which includes an Easter chick and bunny mosaic and a 3D Easter Rabbit with basket.

Easter Eggs for Boys to Make–a bunch of fun Easter egg designs to try including LEGO, Minions, TMNT, Super Mario Bros and more.

If you are looking for some things to put in your boy’s Easter basket so it isn’t all full of candy try Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Boys.

Thank you for reading!  I hope you will try this drawing on Easter eggs drawing challenge.  Does your boy like to draw?

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Meghan

Saturday 4th of April 2015

Super cute! I always love seeing your ideas for boys, since I have a houseful of girls - I'm always sharing them with my followers to try and keep some balance. My girls would love this too though! Thanks for linking up with #WeLoveWeekends

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 4th of April 2015

Thanks Meghan, I certainly appreciate you sharing our ideas. Of course girls like these things too. Some boys don't really like things that are "girly" so I try to find resources and activities that have "boy appeal." After all, my site is for boys :)

Clare

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

That looks like so much fun! I LOVE the dinosaur head! I'm pinning this one to my Easter board.

Marie

Friday 27th of March 2015

Such a fun idea! My kids are still a little young for this, but I know cousins that will LOVE it. Thanks for the activity!

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 29th of March 2015

Hope the cousins have fun Marie!