Paint Your Easter Eggs with Watercolor for Better Results

Create Artistic Easter Eggs with Easy Designs

painting easter eggs with watercolor paints

While dying eggs may be fun, it’s far from artistic. However, with watercolors, painting hard boiled eggs can become true works of art!

Using watercolor paints and watercolor pencils, you can now create fantastic designs, patters and scenes easily. It is a great project for kids to share in without the mess of all those messy dyes.

Materials: Watercolor paints, hardboiled eggs, and a smaller watercolor brush (we’ve found that Rounds work the best).

painting easter eggs with watercolor paints


Step 1: Lay down a nice background with soft, bright colors on your hardboiled egg. The watercolors should spread on easily, especially if you’re painting with Turner Artist Watercolors, or Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints.

Step 2: While your paint is still wet, add in designs with either your watercolor paint or watercolor pencils for especially fine details. If you let the colors drip, you can create a wash and see the colors disperse in neat ways that you can’t get with dye.

Step 3: Let them dry and enjoy!

Fun tips:

  • Mix wet paints together to get a fun, marbled look.
  • Dip the eggs in water, and while wet, add watercolors to them to make fun swirls.
  • If using watercolor pencils, be sure to go lightly on them so as not to crack the egg shell.
  • Find everyday items with irregular textures to remove paint from your eggs (with a watercolor wash) such as crinkled up newspaper or a plastic bag.
easter eggs painted with watercolor paints

Disclaimer: some watercolor paints contain lead and other dangerous to consume materials. So please, do not eat these painted eggs, but feel free to enjoy them for their aesthetic beauty.

Want Even More Effects! Try a Set of Turner Pearl Colors!

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