Paint pens make Easter egg decorating easy for toddlers to adults! There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs with paint pens. Draw a picture, make stripes and polka dots, draw flowers, make patterns or doodle to your heart’s content!
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How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Paint Pens
Decorating Easter eggs with paint pens is fun and easy. There are so many ways you can use paint pens to decorate Easter eggs. We have provided a few fun paint pen Easter egg decorating ideas that you can find after the supply list and step by step directions.
I wish we had more than 18 Easter eggs to decorate with paint pens when we made these because we had a lot more ideas than we had eggs to decorate. We did our best to provide at least one example for each paint pen Easter egg decorating idea, but, we had more ideas than we had eggs–lol!!
My daughter, husband, and I ended up racing for the last eggs to decorate because we had so much fun coming up with creative paint pen Easter egg decorating ideas!
You can even use paint pens to COLOR natural brown eggs!! Hop over to have a look at the brown Easter eggs that we decorated with paint pens.
Paint Pen Easter Egg Decorating Supplies
- Eggs (white or brown)
- Stock pot or saucepan
- Kitchen timer
- Water-based non-toxic paint pens or pastel colors set or metallic brush paint pens
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Easter Egg Decorating with Paint Pens Step by Step Directions
Step 1 – Hard boil eggs
The directions below share our favorite way to hard boil eggs without cracking them!
How to Hard Boil Eggs — Best Method to Make Hard Boiled Eggs that don’t Crack!
- Take eggs out of the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
- Place eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a pot.
- Fill the pot with enough room temperature water to cover the eggs, but not much more.
- Bring water and eggs to a boil in an uncovered pot.
- When the water reaches boiling, turn the stovetop off under the pot of boiling water, cover, and allow eggs to sit and continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes in the hot water.
- Rinse and soak eggs in cold water to cool.
Step 2 – Allow hard boiled eggs to cool completely before painting
Give your eggs time to cool completely before using paint pens to decorate them.
Step 3 – Use paint pens to decorate Easter Eggs!
It’s really fun and easy to use extra fine tip paint pens and metallic brush paint pens to decorate Easter eggs with children. Our favorite pastel paint pens are water-based, non-toxic, and super easy to use!
We found that the extra fine tip paint pens were best for detail work and coloring small spaces, while metallic brush paint pens made it easier to color large spaces and paint eggs one or two solid colors.
Paint pen egg decorating tip: Place eggs in an egg carton to make it easy for toddlers and preschoolers to color them with paint pens. To get started, place an egg in a carton and start drawing on it. Don’t forget to allow it to dry before flipping it over to paint the other side.
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Easy Paint Pen Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Check out all of the easy paint pen Easter egg decorating ideas that we came up with below!
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Use paint pens to color an Easter egg one, two, or three solid colors.
Metallic brush paint pens made it easy to paint an entire Easter egg one, two, or three solid colors. You can see a purple metallic egg that my daughter painted in the bottom left corner in the photo below. Isn’t it pretty?
Make Stripes, Polka Dots, Hearts or Shapes on Easter Eggs with Paint Pens
We had so much fun using paint pens to draw stripes, polka dots, hearts, and other shapes on our Easter eggs. You can see some of our designs and the vibrant paint pen colors we used in the photos above and below.
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Flower Easter Egg Decorating Idea
Drawing flowers on paint pens is an easy way to decorate Easter eggs that look fabulous! Use at least 2 paint pen colors to draw flowers.
2 Easy Ways to Draw Flowers on Easter Eggs with Paint Pens
- Draw flowers with stems on Easter eggs. Start by drawing a single flower stem or a bouquet of flower stems to make a bouquet of flowers on your Easter egg. Next, add a colorful flower to each flower stem to complete the flower on each Easter egg. (Metallic brush paint pen example in the upper left corner of the photo below)
- First, draw polka dots in at least one paint pen color. Make sure they are spaced enough to add flower petals around them. Next, Add flower petals around each colored polka dot in another single paint pen color (as shown in the photo below) or use multiple paint pen colors. (Extra fine tip paint pen example in the bottom left corner, and on the right side, of the photo tutorial below)
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Easter Chick Easter Egg Decorating Idea
We love turning eggs into baby chicks for Easter!
One of my favorite wooden Easter egg decorating ideas is making Easter Chicks. Paint pens make it possible to turn real hard-boiled Easter eggs into Easter chicks with the same simple design.
Copy the baby chick Easter egg in the photo below, or head on over to read Easter chick egg decorating idea to learn how to make Easter chick Easter eggs.
Draw a Picture with Paint Pens to Decorate Easter Eggs
Use an Easter egg as a blank canvas to draw any picture you wish. I wanted to draw a sunrise with a cross on an Easter egg but we ran out of eggs!
My daughter drew a butterfly, dragonflies, and an Easter bunny to decorate some of her Easter eggs.
Create Pansky Easter Egg Designs with Paint Pens to Decorate Easter Eggs
It’s fun to create Pansky egg designs with paint pens to decorate Easter eggs. You can see part of a Pansky egg that I decorated on the right side of the photo below. I would have made a few more Pansky Easter eggs but we ran out of Easter eggs to decorate!
Doodle on Easter Eggs with Paint Pens to Decorate them
You can see part of a doodle egg that my husband made in the bottom left corner of the photo above, and how he made it in the photo below.
First, he used an extra fine tip black paint pen to doodle on the egg. Next, he picked extra fine tip paint pens and metallic brush pen paint pen colors to fill in and around his doodles to finish the egg.
Decorate Eggs with Paint Pens for Easter
Try decorating Easter eggs with paint pens this year. There are so many fun ways you can use paint pens to decorate Easter eggs, the only limit is the limits of your imagination.
If you are wondering how Easter eggs, Easter baskets, and the Easter bunny came to be associated with Easter, hop on over to have a look at Easter Traditions. We have uncovered some fun facts to share with you!
If you are looking for more fun ways to use paint pens, have a look at this fun collection of rock painting ideas.
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