This beautiful ombre Easter Egg art project teaches kids about creating lighter and darker colors while making a fun Easter art project that kids will love! Grab some paints and let’s explore this fun creative painting method!
Ombre Easter Egg Art
Finding new creative ways to paint with my little one is always a fun challenge for me. Sure there are plenty of times she just spreads around the paint, but this project really helps her see how you can mix paints to achieve different shades. Plus the finished product is perfect for the Easter season!
This ombre Easter egg art slowly mixes white with colors to create lighter and lighter shades. Your kids will love watching the colors change each time they add white.
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Supplies for these painted paper eggs:
- Egg Template Printed on Cardstock.
- Paint. White and One color.
- Foam Brush.
- An Extra Sheet of Cardstock.
- Craft Stick. Or something to mix your paints.
- Paint Pallet or Dish.
How to make this ombre art project for kids
Check out these quick step by step instructions to create your ombre Easter eggs. Then you can see it all in action in the video below!
Print our free Easter egg template here!
Start with white paint and add a little bit of your color. Stir the paint with your craft stick and explain to your child about how it is making a light shade of the color! Using your extra piece of cardstock, create a barrier to protect all but the top inch of your egg. Brush in an upward direction with your brush across the whole egg.
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Add a bit more of the colored paint to the white and mix again.
Then move your cardstock down and repeat with a slightly darker stripe. If your child goes up and down with the brush this ok, but you might need to trim your top piece of cardstock in case any paint gets under.
Continue this all the way down your egg. You can do as many layers as you like. A stripe per years old is a good place to start.
When you get to the bottom you can put a dab of paint right from the bottle onto the foam brush. Allow your egg to dry then cut out!
You might have paint leftover and you can create multi-colored eggs with the same process! My daughter did this one too.