Children love to find Easter chicks in their Easter Baskets as much as they love finding them on Easter egg hunts–make some with the step-by-step egg decorating craft instructions below!
Use this step-by-step egg craft tutorial to make these cute Easter Chicks with wooden or real hard-boiled eggs. Easter egg crafts and decorating ideas like these cute Easter chicks are fun for kids or adults to make for Easter or the spring equinox. And you might also enjoy making pipe cleaner and bead bunny crafts.
This post shares how to use a woodburning pen (or paint pens) to decorate wooden eggs to look like baby chicks. If you would rather use paint pens to decorate real hard-boiled eggs to look like an Easter chick–have a look at our Easter egg decorating ideas to learn how! Or scroll down for our step-by-step Easter chick craft tutorial.
Easter Chick Wooden Easter Egg Crafts
Making and decorating wooden egg crafts is a fun and easy alternative to traditional Easter egg decorating. And wooden Easter eggs (like these Easter chicks) are just as much fun to hide for an Easter egg hunt, look super cute in Easter Baskets, and make gorgeous DIY spring home decor.
Because children from toddlers and preschoolers to teens love to find colorful Easter eggs, like this easy Easter chick wooden egg decorating idea, in Easter Baskets, and on Easter Egg Hunts on Easter morning.
And we have a fantastic list of Easter craft ideas with even more wooden egg crafts and decorating ideas you can try at home or in the classroom. You might also enjoy this list of Easter Traditions and fun things to do for Easter.
How to Make Easter Chicks
Learn how to make this spring chick Easter egg craft idea in two different ways with the easy step-by-step tutorial below. This colored Easter chick wooden egg craft was originally designed as an easy woodburning and watercolor craft project.
But today you can skip the wood-burning pen by opting to use paint pens instead. And we give step-by-step DIY instructions for both Easter egg decorating options to make these cute Easter chick crafts.
If you are curious, working with a wood-burning pen is as easy as drawing with a hot pencil. It’s also a lot like coloring and is thus a wonderful way to relieve stress while making something beautiful.
Or complete this wooden Easter egg decorating idea with extra fine-tip paint pens. To make the choice easy, step-by-step directions for both versions are given below. And If you’d like to create this baby chick design on real eggs with paint pens. Just click on the link for all the details.
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Colored Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft Supplies
First, read the instructions for the step-by-step wooden egg craft to decide how you would like to make this Easter chick craft. Next, gather your choice of wooden egg craft supplies below.
- Pencil (optional)
- Standing unfinished wooden Easter Eggs
- Extra fine-tip pastel paint pens or a wood-burner pen for beginners, or a temperature control Wood-burner
- Watercolor 12-tube set or liquid watercolors
- Beeswax or Sealant with a Foam Brush
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Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft Step-By-Step Tutorial: 2 Ways to Make Colored Easter Chicks
Below we have given step-by-step directions to complete this Easter chick craft in a few different ways. The technique you choose will determine how you move through the steps below. So please read through the directions before starting this Easter egg craft, so you know the steps involved and what to expect.
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1. Pencil designs onto wooden eggs to create wooden egg chicks.
- First, use a pencil to draw a jagged, cracked egg line around the circumference of the wooden egg.
- Next, make a small triangle for the nose and two dots for the eyes.
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2. Draw Easter chick designs with a paint pen or use a woodburning pen to etch the design into each wooden egg.
- Trace pencil designs on wooden eggs or freehand the Easter chick design onto each egg with an extra-fine tip paint pen or a woodburning pen. Trace or draw the basic Easter chick design with either craft tool onto the wooden eggs.
- If you choose to work with a woodburning tool, I recommend practicing for a bit if you have never used one. You will also need to take proper safety precautions around children. Woodburning pens are hot and dangerous craft tools!
3. Paint wooden egg chicks with watercolors or paint pens.
- Next, fill in the designs by decorating the wooden eggs with watercolor paints or paint pens.
- If you use a wood-burning tool to create your Easter chick design, we recommend using watercolors to complete your baby chick Easter eggs. Choose between concentrated liquid watercolor paints or watercolor tubes to paint your wooden eggs and complete this egg decorating project. (Scroll down for a step-by-step tutorial.) Working with watercolors and wooden eggs is easy. The color soaks right in, displaying vibrant colors and effortlessly filling in woodburning designs.
- Or, use paint pens to create the designs and color the wooden eggs to make Easter chicks.
How to Paint Colored Easter Chicks with watercolor paints
- Use liquid watercolors straight out of the bottle or, Squeeze a small amount of watercolor paint from a tube into a small bowl or paint pallet–you won’t need much.
- Next, dip your watercolor brush into the watercolor paint just like you would with solid watercolors. If you use it straight from the tube, you may need to dip your brush in water before dipping it into the watercolor paint.
- We don’t recommend a watercolor pallet for this DIY wooden egg project. Pallet watercolor paints can not provide the rich, concentrated color that watercolor tubes and liquid watercolors can.
How to Finish Easter Chick Wooden Egg Design with Paint Pens
- If you use a paint pen to create the Easter chick design–color your Easter eggs with watercolor paints or use paint pens.
- If you choose to use watercolors, you may want to paint the egg before using a paint pen to draw the cracked egg, eyes, and beak. Otherwise, painting over the paint pen design may cause the colors to bleed.
- Find more tips and examples in Paint pen Easter egg decorating ideas!
4. Seal and protect Decorated wooden eggs.
- If you want the color on your decorated wooden eggs to last year after year, we recommend applying a sealant with a foam brush for lasting color protection.
- Because we initially used beeswax to seal and protect our spring Easter chicks, the colors of our wooden egg crafts have faded quite a bit over time.
- Please remember watercolors can bleed and fade if wet, so hiding decorated wooden egg crafts on Easter morning on dewy plants and damp grass can damage them if they are not appropriately sealed.
Fun Ways to Use Wooden Easter Eggs and Easter Chicks
- Decorated wooden eggs like these cute Easter chicks are fun spring DIY home decor. Decorate your home for Easter or the Spring equinox by placing wooden eggs on mantles, window sills, and Spring Nature Tables. For more wooden egg crafts and decorating ideas, have a look HERE.
- Fill children’s Easter baskets with Easter chicks and other decorated wooden eggs. Children LOVE to find Easter chick wooden eggs peeking out of Easter Baskets on Easter morning!
- Hide Easter Chicks and other wooden eggs for Easter egg hunts. Decorated wooden eggs are better than plastic eggs filled with candy for our children’s health and the planet!
- Use colored Easter chicks with wooden egg cups as a DIY baby toy. Putting a wooden egg into an egg cup is a great hand-eye coordination activity for babies six months to 2 years. I would have never guessed how much babies and toddlers would enjoy this activity–but they do! First, show a sitting baby or toddler how to put the egg in the cup and take it out. Next, invite them to give it a try!
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Wooden Easter Egg Chick Decorations
This colored Easter chick wooden egg craft is a fun and easy egg decorating idea for kids, teens, and adults to make for Easter or the spring equinox.
Easter chicks make fabulous DIY spring home decor, look cute when displayed on spring nature tables, and are a perfect alternative to plastic candy-filled eggs for Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts!
For even more awesome ways to decorate wooden eggs for Easter, check out this excellent list of DIY wooden Easter egg decorating ideas. Or, look at this list of cute baby chick crafts for even more ideas.
And if you have ever wondered how Easter eggs, Easter baskets, and the Easter bunny have become associated with Easter. In that case, we have uncovered some interesting information you can read about in Fun Family Easter Traditions.
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