Easter egg surprises have been a traditional household activity around the world for centuries. Not only do kids enjoy finding these cute little treasures, but making them is a joy for kids and adults alike. I am happy to share with you some superb DIY ideas that are not only fun to do but useful and practical as well. For this Lenten season, we bring you ideas on creating DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs. You only need your imaginative mind, crafty hands, and of course, your liquid chalk markers to bring out the best of the great tradition of Easter eggs.
A Quick and Thrifty DIY Project
The best thing about this project is that anyone can do it! DIY projects serve as venues for kids to develop their imaginative thinking. Encourage them to let their creative juices flow. For young-at-hearts trying to find a new hobby, DIY Chalkboard Easter Egg projects can be a perfect day brightener on a lazy Sunday. Instead of spending the day sitting in that same old chair, or clicking away the hours on social media, grab your arts and craft tools and get those hands working!
If you are an artist or arts and crafts enthusiast thirsty for something new, this can be the project that breaks you out of a rut and inspires you to create something sophisticated and unique. Even professionals looking for something fresh to offer the market can take advantage of the trends set by DIY projects.
How to Make DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs
To make your DIY Chalkboard Easter Egg, you only need the following:
- Liquid chalk markers, and EITHER
- Hard-boiled eggs (If you want to use an actual egg) OR
- Wooden, plastic, acrylic or paper mache eggs
Once you have everything handy, the fun begins! You can draw any design, shape or message on your Easter egg. Choose the color according to your mood and get rocking! Not satisfied with your work? With liquid chalk markers you can erase the design using a wet cloth once the ink dries and start again. It is that easy!
Chalkboard Easter Egg Home Decor
DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs can also serve as rustic decorative pieces for your home. Get those crafty hands working and create chalkboard Easter egg table centerpieces for your dining or living room table to add some quirky personal touches to you décor. These are fun, colorful and cheap alternatives to generic flower arrangements.
You can also try DIY Easter Egg bedroom hanging décors. Replace that old mobile with your chalkboard eggs. You can write encouraging and inspirational words or phrases for your kids like “You Rock!” or “Stay Awesome!” to start their days with a positive vibe. If you think your window needs a little spicing up, use neon chalk markers and hang your eggs to twirl and glimmer in front of it. Versatile and trendy, the ideas for using your decorative eggs are limitless!
Chalkboard Easter Eggs Are Not Just for Easter
Easter’s over? No worries! You can decorate your DIY Chalkboard Eggs with many different themes all throughout the year.
- Why not make fireworks-inspired eggs to welcome the New Year?
- Running out of Valentine's Day ideas for your loved ones? Try heart-themed DIY Chalkboard Eggs. Put them in a cute little basket and throw in some rose petals, and your loved-one’s Valentine will surely be complete!
- Creating a small “work bench” counter for your children to make chalk art eggs is also a foolproof way to keep them busy and excited preparing for birthdays and other celebrations. They will love doodling on these colorful eggs, and doing it together as a fun family activity will surely make the occasion memorable.
DIY projects are becoming ever more popular not only because they're economical but most importantly, because they bring out your personality in every craft you make. Instead of hitting the store to buy gifts for special occasions, try DIY projects instead. Surely, your personal touch and efforts will be much appreciated and treasured when your gift is creative and one-of-a-kind.
Start your DIY Chalkboard Easter Egg project today, and share your experience with us in the comments below!