Raise your hand if your family consumes copious amounts of hard boiled eggs… anyone? Anyone? Our family sure does. There are times when all four of us consume 2 hard boiled eggs a day. Which is, like… 56 eggs a week. Yikes! Haha. Good thing eggs are cheap- and nutritious! Every year around Easter, I wonder why we ONLY play with egg shells once a year. So many hard boiled egg shell canvases wasted. Well my friends. No. More.
I decided to let the kids go to town with ALL the eggs we boil. Not just the Easter ones. I’ll be sharing more fun and exciting ways to decorate eggs in the next few months but for this first trial I used plain ol’ watercolor. So easy! No vinegar. No boiling water. No dropping eggs into little pots of pigmented dye. Just boil the eggs, open the paints, and grab a brush! I painted these heart eggs for the girls while they were napping and you would have thought I told them we were going to TARGET (insert eye roll emoji- what IS it about that place?!) with the amount of hugs and thank yous and kisses I got. Aren’t they fun?!
I just used regular old crayola watercolor for these. Nothing fancy. Just paint on the dry shells and they’re done! So. Easy.