How to Easily Paint Wooden Easter Eggs with Playful Patterns

There'll be no bad eggs in your basket with these cuties.

Make lasting spring decorations by painting wooden Easter eggs. Decorate wood eggs with playful patterns made from vinyl tape (think electrical tape). Look for tape that's 3 mm to 4 inches wide. Use craft punches to create dot and flower stencils from the tape, then firmly press shapes onto eggs. Paint with a slightly dry brush to give designs a crisp edge. You'll be left with a creative Easter craft that you can display year after year. Look for wooden Easter eggs in your local crafts supply store or online. We found them for as little as $5 per bag of eight.

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How to Make Painted Wooden Easter Eggs

Supplies Needed

  • Craft punches
  • Vinyl tape (like electrical tape) in various widths
  • Wood eggs
  • Craft paint and brushes

Step-by-Step Directions

With a few materials and these directions, you can make your own wood Easter eggs that will last year after year. Customize your wooden eggs by picking your favorite colors or adding embellishments like ribbon or glitter.

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Step 1: Make Shapes

Use craft punches to cut shapes from vinyl tape to create stencils.

Editor's Tip: To align the tape when punching designs, hold the punch upside down so you can see where you are punching

Step 2: Stick on Stencils

Apply stencils to eggs and use fingers to burnish along the edges of each shape to ensure it's tightly adhered.

Step 3: Paint Eggs

With a slightly dry brush, apply color wash to eggs, starting at the edges of stencils. Let dry and remove tape.

Editor's Tip: Create a color wash by mixing two parts of craft paint with one part of water.

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