Fun and Easy Ways to Use Wooden Easter Eggs
Easter is a beloved holiday that is all about new beginnings and fresh starts. In this blog post, we’ll explore some creative ways to use wooden Easter eggs and offer tips on how to make the most out of these charming decorations. Happy crafting!
Whether you celebrate with a big family gathering or a small intimate affair, Easter decorations can be a wonderful way to add a touch of festivity to your home.
Wooden Easter eggs are a perfect addition to any Easter celebration. And they can be used in a variety of fun ways. From decorating your Easter baskets to creating unique crafts. The possibilities seem endless when it comes to these versatile eggs.
Elevate Your Easter Decorations with These Wooden Easter Egg Ideas
Easter is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you can make your celebrations extra special this year.
Wooden Easter eggs are a versatile and fun way to add a touch of creativity to your Easter crafts and decorations. In this blog post, we’ll explore some exciting ways to use wooden Easter eggs that will be sure to add a unique touch to your festivities.
Supplies You May Need for These Crafts
Though you can find simple wooden eggs at pretty much every local craft store (including Target and Walmart) sometimes you get lucky at thrift stores. So keep a lookout if you don’t want to buy new!
DIY Wooden Easter Egg Crafts for the Whole Family
The best part about these fun wooden Easter egg crafts is they are fun for both kids and adults. So, they would be perfect family crafts to do together. Do one or do them all, you really cannot lose!
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1. Non-Traditional Egghunt
The one thing that always made me dislike Easter as a buyer of groceries was the sheer amount of eggs. My family doesn’t eat a lot of hardboiled eggs so the idea of cooking dozens of eggs had me in a quandary.
The best solution I came up with was to just not use real eggs. Instead, do non-traditional egg hunts like treasure hunts or glow-in-the-dark hunts.
But using wood easter eggs we can reuse them year after year. In fact, my kids can decorate their own personal eggs, which makes it a tradition as well as unique heirlooms!
How to Make Wooden Easter Eggs a Fun Addition to Your Easter Egg Hunt
Wooden Easter eggs are a great addition to Easter egg hunts. They can be decorated in a variety of ways and will last for many years to come. Unlike the dreaded plastic eggs. Though I do like to use plastic eggs (year after year) for glow-in-the-dark egg hunts, these wooden eggs are so much fun!
I had a really fun time creating our yearly grid map and putting the coordinates on the eggs with rub-on transfers!
However, there are other fun ways to use wooden Easter eggs in your egg hunt to make it more fun. Hopefully, a few you may not have thought of!
Ideas to use wooden eggs to add an element of fun to your hunts
Wooden eggs can be used in a variety of ways to make the game more interesting and challenging. Here are some ideas:
- Disguised as real eggs. To add an element of surprise decorate the wooden eggs to look like real eggs and hide them with the traditional eggs.
- Use them as a prize token. For example, you could hide one wooden egg with a special design, and whoever finds that egg gets an extra prize.
- Put coordinates on them with a corresponding grid map. Set up a scavenger hunt where the wooden eggs have coordinates on them that lead to the next egg. This can make the egg hunt more interactive and engaging.
- Decorate them uniquely for additional points. Paint the wooden eggs in different colors or patterns to make them stand out from the traditional eggs. Assign different point values to each color or pattern and the person who collects the most points wins a prize.
- Use them as a more challenging prize. Hide the wooden eggs in more difficult places than traditional eggs, such as in trees, behind bushes, or under rocks. This will make the hunt more challenging and require more creativity from the participants.
- Fill them with clues. Use the wooden eggs as clues to lead participants to the traditional eggs. For example, you could hide a clue in a fillable wooden egg that leads to the next egg’s location.
- Buy them Big or Buy them Small. Make the wooden eggs larger or smaller than traditional eggs, so they are easier or harder to spot.
Overall, using wooden eggs in an egg hunt is a fun and creative way to add some variety to the traditional hunt.
2. Paint Your Wooden Eggs
Painting wooden Easter eggs can be a fun and creative activity that can add a personal touch to your Easter decorations.
Once you have your wooden eggs, you can start decorating with paint pens, chalk paint, or acrylic paints.
For a solid color base coat, use a small paintbrush to apply a coat of craft paint. Alternatively, use templates to create different designs.
Here are some Paint Ideas to get you started:
- Solid Colors, Ombre, Polka dots, or stripes
- Add glitter
- Use stencils
- Paint a floral pattern
If you want to make your wooden eggs stand out, try using chalk paint. Apply the paint in straight lines or in a zig-zag pattern to create a unique look. Once dry, use a small paintbrush to add a coat of Mod Podge to seal the paint.
The Best Paints to Use on Wooden Easter Eggs
Really most any paint will do because they’re wooden, however, a few paints come in as my favorites. Like watercolor, acrylic paints (or simple craft paint), and always chalk paint.
3. Wooden Egg Candles
I had an epiphany one day while thinking about different ways to use wooden easter eggs. Just walking along in Michaels’s craft store and suddenly I knew these eggs would make great beeswax candles.
And any excuse to make and burn beeswax candles is a good one. And if you’re new at it, don’t worry, making beeswax candles is super simple!
These were so simple to make and such a cute addition to my Easter decor! I found these wooden tchotchke-type eggs at Michaels while walking around. Up until this point, I had no idea these existed.
How to Create Wooden Egg Candles
For adorable wooden egg candles follow these steps:
- First, measure out your beeswax and coconut oil.
- The next step is to melt your beeswax completely in a double boiler.
- Then when the beeswax is fully melted take it off the heat and add in your coconut oil.
- Stir them well. Add in any fragrance.
- Put your cotton wick in the center of the bottom half of the egg.
- Then trim your wick 1/4″ above the edge.
- Pour the beeswax/coconut oil mixture into your eggs.
- At this point, pop them into the refrigerator until set!
I sacrificed one of my eggs by filling it with water to measure the volume each egg could hold. This allowed me to precisely measure my beeswax and coconut oil. The eggs I got from Michaels hold .4 ounces of liquid.
This means for 6 total wooden egg candles you would need 1.2 ounces of coconut oil and 1.2 ounces of beeswax. I added 20 drops of essential oils to mine, Clove, and then Tangerine.
P.S. It was a sacrifice because the water actually made my egg crack from the moisture! But I had no issues with the wax.
4. Step-by-Step Guide to Decoupage Wooden Easter Eggs
If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try decoupage eggs. Use craft glue to attach paper or fabric to the eggs and add a coat of Mod Podge to seal them.
How to Decoupage Wooden Easter Eggs
Decoupage is a fun and easy way to decorate wooden Easter eggs.
Here are the steps to decoupage wooden Easter eggs:
- Prepare the wooden eggs by sanding them lightly to remove any rough edges or imperfections. You can also paint them a solid color if desired, and let them dry completely.
- Choose your patterned paper or napkins. Cut out your desired design or pattern from the paper or napkin. Use a pencil to trace the shape of the wooden egg onto the back of the paper or napkin, and cut out the traced shape.
- Apply a thin layer of decoupage glue to the wooden egg using a brush. Make sure to cover the entire surface of the egg evenly.
- Carefully place the cut-out paper or napkin onto the glued surface of the egg, and smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. Use your fingers or a brush to apply more glue on top of the paper or napkin.
- Repeat the process with the remaining wooden eggs, using different designs and patterns as desired.
- Once all the eggs are covered with paper or napkins, let them dry completely.
- If desired, you can add additional decorations such as paint, glitter, or stickers to further personalize your eggs.
- Once everything is completely dry, your decoupage wooden Easter eggs are ready to be displayed!
How to Create Velvet Easter Eggs
For a velvet finish follow these simple steps:
- First, apply a layer of decoupage glue.
- The next step is to sprinkle crushed velvet over the entire egg. Once dry, use a small paintbrush to remove any excess velvet.
5. From Glass Stain to Pipe Cleaners: Creative Ideas for Decorating Wooden Easter Eggs
Here are a few more really fun unique ideas for decorating your wooden Easter eggs!
How to Decorate Wooden Eggs with Glass Stain
Coloring with glass stain
Another way to decorate your wooden Easter eggs is by using a glass stain. Be careful to test this technique on one egg to be sure you like the outcome.
- Mix the stain with a few drops of food coloring and cold water in a spray bottle.
- Then, spray the mixture onto the egg and let it dry.
- Alternatively, you can use paintbrushes to apply the glass stain.
- Let them dry thoroughly.
Using Nail Polish for Fun Paint Effects
You can also use nail polish to create a colorful effect.
How to do simple water marbling
For a beautiful unique design try a nail polish water marbling effect.
- First, fill a bowl with cold water.
- Then drop nail polish onto the surface of the water.
- You can mix colors, or do one color.
- Then use a toothpick to create a design pattern on the water’s surface.
- At this point, take your wooden egg and dip it into the nail polish.
- Set it on an egg cup and allow it to thoroughly dry.
Take Note: It may be helpful to use a small set of tongs to dip the egg as any surface you hold onto won’t get the effect. Because your fingers will block the nail polish from adhering.
How to Use Pipe Cleaners to Decorate Wooden Easter Eggs
Add some whimsy to your easter egg projects with some fun accessories! These are perfect for kids or fun-loving adults.
Decorating with pipe cleaners
For a more textured design, try using pipe cleaners.
- Cut the pipe cleaners into small pieces.
- Then twist them into different shapes.
- And then, use a small dot of hot glue to attach the ends of the pipe cleaner to the wooden egg.
- At this point, you can use any excess pipe cleaner to create bunny ears, a small bow tie, or even a bunny head.
- Use a small dot of hot glue to attach a pom-pom to the back of the egg for the bunny tail!
6. DIY Easter Decorations with Wooden Eggs
Wooden Easter eggs are also a good way to make Easter baskets and decorations more interesting.
Decorate with wooden eggs by creating an easter tree
You can use them to create an Easter tree or to add a pop of color to your table settings.
To attach a ribbon of your choice, use a small screw eye to attach it to the top center of the egg.
Have Fun Decorating with a Cricut!
For those who own a Cricut machine, you can use Cricut Design Space to create intricate designs for your wooden Easter eggs.
Once cut, use transfer tape to transfer the design onto the egg, and then use a small paintbrush to fill in the design.
More Fun Ways to Decorate Wooden Easter Eggs
There are so many amazing and fun whimsical ways to decorate wooden Easter eggs. You can even use them as candle holders! Pick a few you’ve never done before, or do them all! These might be egg-xactly what you need to get into the festivities of Spring.
- Rub on Transfers
- Washi Tape
- Gold Foil
- Adhesive Vinyl
In conclusion, wooden Easter eggs are a perfect addition to your Easter celebration.
There are so many fun ways to decorate them and they’re a great activity for the whole family. You can use them for Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, or even as a standalone decoration. With so many different techniques to try, the possibilities are endless.
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