Easter chicks wooden egg craft is an easy woodburning and watercolor art 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.
You may also like these DIY Wooden Easter Eggs.
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Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft
I love woodburning projects. When I saw the Story Eggs that Mama Roots made I knew I had to try my hand at using a woodburning pen with wooden eggs.
Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft 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
Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft Tutorial
1. Pencil design on eggs (optional)
- Use a pencil to draw designs on eggs.
- Make a jagged cracked egg line around the egg, a small triangle for the nose, and dots for the eyes.
2. Use a woodburning pen to etch a design into the wood.
- I opted to free hand the Easter chicks right onto the wooden eggs with my woodburning pen. Using a woodburning pen is easy. It’s like drawing with a hot pencil. Make sure you take proper safety precautions around children — they 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 woodburning 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. You can also use liquid watercolors straight out of the bottle. Do not use a solid watercolor pallet for this DIY project. They will not provide the rich color that watercolor tubes and concentrated liquid watercolors can.
4. Seal and protect with beeswax or Mod Podge.
- I used food and child safe beeswax to seal and protect these spring Easter Chicks when I made them a few years ago. I don’t recommend it if you want lasting color. The colors have faded quite a bit over time. Apply Mod Podge with a foam brush for lasting protection.
Display and Enjoy Easter Chicks
- 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 six 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 ideal for spring home decor, spring nature tables, and are perfect alternative to plastic candy filled eggs for Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts!