I have been into an art & DIY mood lately and realized I didn’t have very many Easter related activities on my blog so I came up with this fun colorful egg blowing art activity! It’s so much fun and no 2 are exactly alike! You can use craft eggs or real eggs!
For my egg activities I always use fake eggs which you can find in plastic, wood, foam, and other like materials. If you’re lucky enough to find them after Easter you can pick up a ton on clearance! If you’d rather use real eggs make sure to hard boil them first.
You’ll want a small box of some sort to do your artwork in – any box will do, Amazon boxes work great too. I just cut out the end of a frozen breakfast foods box.
Place your egg inside of the box. If you’ve got younger kids doing this activity I recommend also lining your table with newspaper.
I prefer using acrylic paint for my craft projects but you could certainly use washable paint if you’re working with kids. I chose the colors I wanted and squeeze dabs of it onto a paper plate.
However I actually recommend putting each color in a bottle cap or medicine cup to make the paint go inside of the straw you will dip inside.
Dip your straw into the paint, or if you ended up using a paper plate like I did you’ll need to scoop up a little paint inside the straw. Then point your straw at the egg and give one hard puff of air and blow!
Don’t puff a lot over and over or you’ll end up light headed and dizzy!
After a few good hard puffs into the straw you’ll figure it out pretty quick! I tended to scoop the paint into the straw a lot since my paper plate was so flat but also ended up with globs of paint that way too. You can always just blow straight into the box before you put the egg in and practice a few times!
I LOVE how these eggs turned out! This is an awesome way to make galaxy eggs too – just paint the egg black before blowing on space colors or even some fluorescent paint! You could even try glow in the dark paint.
At the bottom of my egg you’ll notice it got kind of gloppy so make sure to push your egg into a cleaner area as it’s drying otherwise you’ll have a problem with it drying into your box!
Here’s an up close shot of my spray pattern. You can do this art project with color patterns for favorite sports teams, pastel colors for Easter, the galaxy eggs I mentioned, colors of the rainbow, and all sorts of other egg patterns!
Let your egg art dry and then display it! You can use a small hook and tie ribbon on it to hang in an Easter tree. Seal it with a clear sealer to make it glossy.