How to make painted Easter eggs

These painted Easter eggs will look fantastic on your table. They’re easy to make and give kids the opportunity to show their flair and creativity.

Bunnings magazine, April 2020

What you need

18mm painter’s tape

Acrylic paints

Egg carton

Hard-boiled eggs

Large and fine craft paintbrushes

1. Prepare your eggs

Arrange eggs in egg carton, laying lengthways horizontally. Using a large paintbrush, paint one thin coat, allow to dry, then repeat with at least two coats to make sure egg is well covered. When dry, turn the eggs over and repeat the process on the other side.

2. Decorate your eggs

Experiment using the fine paintbrush to create tiny dots.

Tip: Only dip the very tip of the brush in the paint. Use painter’s tape to help create stripes.

painted eggs and porter's paints

Safety tip

Always supervise littlies when projects require the use of scissors, sharp items or hot water.

For eyes only!

Please note, this project is for decoration only, not consumption.

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