Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

I have a confession to make.

I’ve never eaten a hard-boiled egg, I just can’t get past the consistency. Eggs in general took me a long, long time to warm up to, in fact I used to eat them with sugar as a kid.  The reason I’m sharing this deep, and very dark secret with you is that because of my unique personal preference, I don’t paint real eggs for Easter. This year I grabbed some inexpensive paper mache eggs from Michaels {they look like cardboard}, and sponge painted them in various colors – simple Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs for the win.

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs – What You Need:

6-12 craft/paper mache eggs
white paint & a variety of colors
paint brushes
a sponge
clear nail polish

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

Step 1: Gather all necessary supplies and cut the sponge into thin strips.

Step 2: The paper mache eggs are “cardboard” colored, so they need a coat or two of white paint. Grab a paint brush and get to it – allow them to dry completely before moving to the next step.

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

Step 3: Choose your coordinating colors and dab a small amount of paint on the end of a sponge strip. I usually dabbed the first few takes on a separate piece of paper before touching the egg – it’s an easy way to wipe away any excess paint.

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

Step 4: Using a sponge strip, cover an egg with color #1, let it dry and then “sponge” on color #2 {I only used two colors per egg}. Once the egg is completely dry, paint on some clear nail polish to give it extra shine. The final product will look like this:

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

Sponge Painted Craft Easter Eggs

The use of a sponge makes this DIY very simple for little ones to create. If you’re not a hard-boiled egg fan like myself, this could be a great alternative for the entire family to enjoy!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!
Anna

 

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