How to Sponge Paint Easter Eggs

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This method of decorating Easter eggs is an easy one the whole family can enjoy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Smocks
  • Sponges
  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Egg Cups
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor Paints

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  1. 1

    Assemble watercolor paints, hard-boiled eggs and sponges.

    How to Sponge Paint Easter Eggs
  2. 2

    Cut the sponges into small triangles.

    How to Sponge Paint Easter Eggs
  3. 3

    Hold an egg in one hand with your thumb on one end and index finger on the other.

  4. 4

    Dip the tip of the sponge triangle into the paint and dab it onto the egg.

    How to Sponge Paint Easter Eggs
  5. 5

    Make sure you get a sponge texture by pressing lightly. You do not want to rub the sponge against the egg, as this will eliminate the textured look.

    How to Sponge Paint Easter Eggs
  6. 6

    Leave spaces between your sponge prints.

  7. 7

    Allow the egg to dry after painting with one color, then add another color.

  8. 8

    Hold the egg in a slightly different spot so that all of the egg can be painted.

  9. 9

    Sponge-paint light colors over light and dark colors for an interesting look. If you place a dark color on top of a light color, you will obliterate the light color.

    How to Sponge Paint Easter Eggs
  10. 10

    Let the eggs dry completely.

  11. 11

    Store them in the refrigerator.

Tips and warnings

  • If you will be painting with children, be sure to use smocks.
  • Place eggs into cups used for soft-boiled eggs to make it easier for a child who cannot hold an egg and paint it at the same time.

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