I have had a few plastic Easter craft eggs hanging around, and I thought it would be fun and different to use scenic woodlands and adventurous words as a painted Easter egg decorating idea for fake, paintable eggs (only). Mine were a type of plastic, but you can find paper-mache ones at the craft store too. I used regular acrylic craft paint for this project.
I have the step by step so you can paint some too! If you are going to use those cheap, colorful, plastic Easter eggs, you may want to use a multi -surface craft paint because regular acrylic paint will peel right off.
Paint your eggs with green and blue for the sky and ground. I also added a little yellow to give it some dimension. I did the blue first, let it dry, then I painted the green.
After they were completely dry, I then use some brown paint to make lines for pine tree trunks.
You may have to wait between steps depending on how fast your paint dries. If you make enough eggs, normally by the time you get to the last, the first ones you did are ready for the next step.
Add trees with a light shade of green.
Then add some trees in darker green and let dry, You can see to paint the trees, I just used a series of little lines going downward from the middle, and getting a little bit longer near the bottom. I also varies their height and position to make it look more like a forest instead of having them all line up. You can use three or four different shades of green to show depth in the trees.
After those completely dry so you can handle them, paint adventurous words on your eggs in black paint. You can also use a black paint pen for a steadier hand.
I picked adventure,travel,journey,and explore. I also painted a compass on one as well for fun.
I thought this painted plastic Easter egg decorating idea would be fun and a great way to recycle those old, plastic eggs every one has hanging around, because you could leave them out for decoration way past Easter.
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