I love that every new holiday brings with it a new reason to get creative. So for Easter I decided to work on some really easy painted easter eggs. All you need is some craft paint and eggs. I'm mean, really it's simple, ok and a paintbrush.
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Growing up every holiday was filled with traditions. For Christmas there is a traditional breakfast thats paired with all of us kids wearing the matching pajamas that my Mom gave us the night before (we still do this tradition!). For St. Patricks Day there were green everything. Green pancakes, green juice, green... well you get the idea.
For Easter when my siblings and I were little we would wake up and from our bed there would be a trail of raisins. My Mom would say that the Easter Bunny had come and left a little trail that we needed to follow. So we would crawl out of bed and follow our individual paths. Now these paths weren't always simple. Sometimes they would twist and mix into each other, they would curve around into other rooms, but if you were dedicated to stick to your trail (and maybe eat some of your Easter droppings haha) you would find your way to your golorious Easter basket!
Looking back I am completely impressed by my parents dedication to this tradition. Can you imagine the night before laying out rabbit trails all around the house! I don't know if I would have that kind of motivation, but I'm sure glad my parents did. It has made for some great memories that I will never forget.
Another part Easter is the classic egg decorating and now I have nothing against the traditional dye method, this year I wanted to try something different. Something that would feel a little more like decorations that I would want to use in my home for a while.
So what better way to do that then with a classic Modern Egg painting session. I chose to go for monochromatic eggs, I picked my brown eggs and some black paint. However, you could definitely deviate from this by incorporating 2+ colors. I would however, keep a single color per egg.
- paintbrush (I prefer a square tip because it makes it easier to create straight lines) or a sponge brush would work great too!)
- Craft Paint
- Old egg carton for drying (flipped upside down)
Begin by hard boiling your eggs. (My favorite method is to gently place your eggs into a pot, cover with water then bring to a boil. Once your water is boiling, turn off the heat and place a lid on your pot. Leave your pot on the hot burner and set a timer for 12 mins. After your timer goes off, carefully drain your hot water and then stop your eggs from cooking further by rinsing with cool water). After you eggs have been hardboiled allow them to cool.
Next, it's time to start painting! This is the fun part and the key to a modern design is simplicity. I chose to go with some abstract shapes. Pick up your egg, be mindful of where your fingers are placed, because you will be painting the areas that are left uncovered. Try to leave about 50% -60% of your egg unpainted. This will allow a place to set your egg down to try without messing up your hard work. After you finish painting an egg gently place the unpainted portion of your egg onto your upside down egg carton.
Then thats it, your done!
Time to enjoy your Simple Modern painted Easter Eggs!