Can’t decide how to decorate your Easter eggs? Instead of wasting dozens of eggs this year, jut try painting a few eggs with “chalkboard” paint instead.
Every Easter at our house we decorate dozens of eggs. My son just can’t decide what he wants to draw on each egg, so naturally we just keep decorating eggs until the supermarket runs out (LOL). This year we decided to do something a little bit different. We only boiled 6 eggs and covered it in “Chalkboard” paint – thus, turning every egg into a canvas with multiple possibilities, endless creativity and tons of fun!
Chalkboard Easter Eggs are really easy to make. Just follow the simple steps below.
Things You Will Need
- Eggs (boiled) or plastic
- Chalkboard paint
- Plastic spoon
- Paint brush
- Empty egg carton
- Your Imagination
Step by Step:
Step 1: Carefully place the egg in the chalkboard paint.
Step 2: Using the spoon roll the egg around in the paint.
Step 3: Lift out the egg with the spoon and let it sit in the egg carton.
Step 4: After a few hours when the top of the egg has dried, flipped the egg over let the other side dry.
Step 5: Use a paint brush to touch up the egg so that it is entirely covered.
Step 6: Let it dry for approx 24 hours. Chalkbaord paint needs 24 hours to fully dry.
Step 7: Use colorful chalk to decorate your chalkboard Easter Eggs.
If you mess up, don’t worry – just wipe it clean with a damp cloth and do it again.
The fun just never ends with chalkboard Easter eggs, you can just keep decorating the same eggs over and over again!!!
I love this idea! How crafty!
Thank you! I am glad you like it. It is a great way to keep the kids occupied and you don’t waste a ton of eggs. 🙂
Love this, what a brilliant idea.
Thank you. 🙂
Oh, I love chalk paint! What a fun way to use it. Going to feature you as one of my finds from the kids co-op this week.
That’s great, thanks so much for adding me to your co-op. I love chalkboard paint too. I still have more than 1/2 a can left. Let me know if you have any fun ideas on what to do (I already did a Halloween pumpkin and chalkboards for my kids). xoxo
Thank you. 🙂
Very cute!! I assume these are for decoration only? I read someplace else that this paint would not be considered “food safe.”
Please DO NOT try to eat these eggs!! Do people usually eat the Easter eggs they decorate? My son actually cracked one of the eggs and started to lick the inside – I had to jump across the table and grab it away from him. LOL. These are just for decorating fun – and since we only did 6 eggs I didn’t feel bad about throwing them away after. xoxo
Yes – we eat ours — but we don’t do anything so fancy or crafty… just the usual Paas vegetable dyes — or sometimes those plastic shrink sleeves, which aren’t an issue as far as safety.
This is such a neat idea that we decided to feature you on our The Kid’s Co-op post! (http://glitteringmuffins.com/2013/03/14/kids-co-op-45/)
Thank you! Also, just in case any of my readers want to check it out, the link is: http://glitteringmuffins.com/2013/03/14/kids-co-op-45/
What a cute idea. I am sure that the kids enjoy returning to redecorate the eggs. Please consider sharing this on Look What We Did. I think my readers would really enjoy this.
Thank you Savannah. What is the url of your website. I would love to share this with your readers. 🙂
I just LOVE this idea!!!! So genius! I tend to be a bit forgetful and didn’t want to end up leaving our eggs out for too long so we used your technique on egg shaped rocks!
u think v can use acrylic paint instead?