DIY wooden Easter eggs are a fun alternative to traditional Egg decorating and plastic candy filled eggs. Create Easter keepsakes that you can re-use again year after year.
Kids love to hunt them down on Easter egg hunts as much as they like to find them in their Easter Baskets as a non-candy alternative. Wooden Easter eggs like these also make gorgeous spring home decor.
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DIY Wooden Easter Eggs
DIY wooden Easter eggs are an easy woodburn and watercolor craft project. Working with a woodburning pen is as easy as drawing with a hot pencil. It’s also a lot like adult coloring–a wonderful way to relieve stress while making something beautiful.
DIY Wooden Easter Eggs Supplies
- Pencil (optional)
- Wooden Easter Eggs
- Woodburner Pen for Beginners or Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control Woodburner
- Water Color 12-Tube Set or Liquid Watercolors
- Water Color Brush Set
- Beeswax or Mod Podge and a Foam Brush
DIY Wooden Easter Eggs Directions
1. Pencil design on eggs (optional)
- Use a pencil to draw designs on eggs.
- Draw simple designs on the wooden eggs using a woodburning pen. Some examples would be verticle and horizontal lines, dots, simple pictures etc.
2. Use woodburning pen to etch a design onto the wood.
- I opted to free hand designs right onto the wooden eggs with my woodburning pen. Using a woodburning pen is easy. It’s like drawing with a hot pencil. I use the pinky of my right hand to help stabilize the egg. Make sure you take proper safety precautions around children — woodburning pens are hot!
- I recommend practicing for a bit if you have never used one. If you have an older child make sure they can handle it safely before you offer this activity.
3. Paint eggs with watercolors
- Working with watercolors and wood is easy. The color soaks right in displaying vibrant colors filling in woodburned designs almost effortlessly.
- Instead of mixing with water I used it straight out of the tube. Squeeze a small amount of watercolor into a small bowl–you won’t need much. Next, dip your watercolor brush in water and then dip into the paint just like you would with solid watercolors. (Do not use solid watercolors for this DIY project. They will not provide the concentrated color that watercolor tubes and liquid watercolors can)
- I didn’t have a photo of painting these DIY wooden easter eggs, so the cute little Easter Chick below will have to do.
4. Seal and protect with beeswax or Mod Podge.
- I made these last Easter and used food and child safe beeswax. I don’t recommend it if you want lasting color. The colors have faded quite a bit over time.
5. Display and Enjoy!
- Use them as spring home decor.
- Place on you mantle, tables, or Spring Nature Tables.
- Put them in Easter baskets.
- Hide them for Easter egg hunts — They are so much better than plastic eggs filled with candy!
- Use them with Egg cups for a great developmental activity for babies 6 months to 2 years. I would have never guessed the love affair my daughter had with wooden eggs and egg cups!
Easter chicks wooden egg craft is a fun and easy art project for older kids, teens, and adults. They are great for spring home decor, spring nature tables, and are perfect for Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts! Make some today!
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