Easter is hopping along closer and closer to us. I always look forward to this fun and cheery day, especially with the kids. We love to decorate eggs, do crafts and enjoy lots of yummy chocolate egg treats. I get so much joy in seeing their faces light up around this time. I’ve come to really enjoy doing Chalkboard Paint eggs now.
There are many various ways to decorate eggs and I’ve been trying new, creative ways this year to make it even more fun and exciting. Chalkboard paint is really popular right now and why not use it on eggs? Chalkboard Paint Eggs are so easy! With some patience while the paint dries, the kids will love decorating their eggs with different coloured chalks to make their own creations that they can show off to the family and friends.
What You’ll Need
Eggs – hardboiled or hollow
Various coloured chalks
Paint brush or foam brush
Pin or nail – optional
1. Prepare eggs.
If doing hard boiled eggs, place eggs in a pot of cold water that just covers the top of the eggs. Bring to a boil and continue to gently boil for exactly 10 minutes. Place pot of eggs in sink and run cold water over them until they are cooled down. Dry.
If you wish to hollow out your eggs, it’s simple! Use a pin or nail (something small and sharp) to poke a hole in the bottom of the egg. Using the sharp point of the object, move it around gently to break up the yoke inside. Poke another hole in the top of the egg and blow like you’re blowing a balloon. The yoke and whites will seep through the bottom hole. It might be slow at first but won’t take long.
2. Paint. Place eggs on something that will balance them while you paint and that give you the room needed to paint. I used the bottoms of egg holders. Do one coat of paint, painting the majority of the egg except the bottom. Let dry. Flip egg over and paint remaining portion of egg. Do a 2nd coat if needed. Be sure to let dry completely.
3. Decorate! Using chalk, get creative with your eggs and have fun doing any design you like. It’s great fun for the kids!
Display your eggs proudly and enjoy your creations.