It’s never to late to start a new family tradition.
This year, my kids each painted wooden Easter eggs. I wish I had thought of this 13 years ago when my girl was tiny. I can imagine the collection of treasured eggs I would have by now. That’s alright though, we’re starting now. It’s a simple project that each of my children enjoyed, even more than I thought they would.
We started with unfinished wood eggs. I bought the kind with a flat bottom for easy standing, that are about 2.5 inches tall, and are found at most craft stores.
Then, I covered our table with paper, let the kids pick through my paints and brushes, and let them go to town. To make it even more fun, and because my kids are so competitive anyway, we challenged them to an Easter egg decorating contest.
When they finished their eggs, I sealed them with a water based, non-toxic acrylic varnish for a protective coat.
I love, love, love the results. They all used their imaginations, and put a lot of work into these. We had a huge variety of eggs.
The next day my husband, our babysitter, and I sent everyone outside while we all “judged” the eggs for the contest. We had picked up some award ribbons and a small gift from the Dollar Tree for the winners.
Isaac sweeped this category.
He won first, second, and third place.
Notice his prize was a puppy that looks like our Harley.
Joshua won this category. You can’t tell in the picture, but it had two faces.
One side was a happy face, the other side was a sad face with tears and everything.
His prize was a puppy that looks like our Thor.
Ben won second place with his egg that looks like our dog Thor.
Arah won third for her Yankees egg. It’s unique in the fact that
she’s the only Yankees fan in our home.
Ben won this one with his egg painted like our dog Harley. He put so much work into it.
Dave voted Ben’s Chicago Cubs egg next (which is a little hard to see in this pic).
Caleb’s Chicago White Sox egg came in third, although
Dave didn’t think it should qualify at all 🙂
Can you see a baseball rivalry in our house? Oh yes.
Arah won this category hands down. Her flower egg is awesome.
Caleb won second with his striped and glittered egg,
and Joshua took third with his speckled egg.
Best of Easter
I wish this picture wasn’t so blurry, but Caleb won this with his brown Easter bunny on a green egg. Arah took second with her stripe and polka dot egg, and Caleb won third with his idea of a
landscape in a picture frame egg.
There are many different painting techniques that could be used on these these. Your imagination and the sky is the limit.
I’m looking forward to next year. The kids are too, they’re already talking about what kind they’ll paint.