Painting eggs is a popular activity and tradition this time of year, and there’s no shortage of styles to explore. Think of intricate and detailed designs on Ukrainian Easter eggs, experiments with marbling, speckling and layering, wonderful little characters emerging from creative minds, and of course the unexpected. Artists provide inspiration for so many things, so why not for eggs?
The American artist, Roy Lichtenstein, was born in 1923 and was well known for his work in the Pop Art style. For a number of years, he adapted images from comic books and turned them into large-scale paintings filled with thick black outlines, primary colours, and lots and lots of dots. Dots, comics, and bright colours? Sounds like a winning combination to entice children into a little egg painting.
- hard boiled eggs
- acrylic paint in black, yellow, red and blue
- paint brushes
1. Hard boil some eggs and allow them to cool overnight. Keep them at room temperature for painting.
2. In the mean time, do an internet search or browse through some books for images of Roy Lichtenstein’s work, which you will be using for inspiration. In keeping with his playful style, use the three primary colours and black as your palette for painting these eggs. When painting, focus on one side of the egg at a time, allowing it to dry before working on the other side.
88 responses to “Painted Eggs”
These look really great seem s a shame to use hard boiled eggs and have to eat them (or leave them to go stinky). Think if mine were going to look as good as yours I might use blown eggs instead. I love the pop art theme, I’m going to give this a go.
Using blown eggs did cross my mind but in the end I didn’t bother. Looks like I’ll have to enjoy the photos instead. Hope you enjoy making them 🙂
These are great! Very unique!
Thanks for dropping by 🙂
These are super love them.Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays 🙂
Thanks Claire, and for hosting your great parties.
BTW Claire, the box you made is so pretty and delicate. Lovely! Tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it wasn’t accepted. This sometimes happens with WordPress comments on Blogger blogs. No idea why 😦
these are so cute! I love the comic book look! 🙂
Thanks Crystal. It was a fun look to explore.
This is so COOL!!! I love the comic graphics on them!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!
Oooh fabulous eggs! I can’t believe you broke them in the end – a real artist!!!!
Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Maggy & Alissa
Your welcome, and thanks for dropping by. I’m glad your comment finally made it through. About the broken eggs, if I kept everything we made, we’d need a bigger house!
You are so talented. I love seeing the things you make each week. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays. Rachel
Your so sweet to say that. Thanks Rachel. I enjoy visiting your blog as well.
These are fantastic! You did a really wonderful job incorporating the artwork.
Thanks Ana. It was fun to do.
Incredible! I love the Pop Art theme. Ok, challenge: Starry Night. Will she accept?
Thanks for sharing this beautiful example of hand-painted eggs at the Kid’s Co-op
Thanks Didi. Starry Night would be such a nice idea. Maybe next year…
These really caught my eye! Pinned them!
Thanks for the pinning Susan!
I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
Thanks Julie! You’ll notice I added the same thing twice on your blog hop because I put the wrong link the first time. If possible, could you remove the first one: #26 Painted Eggs. Thanks so much.
I would love to feature your eggs, i love the pop style you did them in!
Thanks you so much! You’re more then welcome to feature them. Love what you’re doing over on your blog 🙂
THANKS SO MUCH, i’ll feature them this monday!
That’s exciting. Thanks so much for doing that!
Gorgeous – they look amazing. Thank you so much for linking up to momstown arts and crafts!
This is great. So artistic and creative 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again next week.
Wow, so very pretty. Too pretty to crack open and eat, gosh I’d have to make them using some other egg so I could keep. Great colors and such and inspiring project. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.
You inspired me – I made some painted eggs, not pop art but actually using your cherry blossom post as inspiration. I referenced you so please help yourself to an ‘I was featured’ button from my button page if you’d like one. Here is the post http://tamingthegoblin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/chocolate-easter-nests.html
Ooooh that sounds lovely, and thanks so much for the feature!
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Thanks so much for including ArtClub in your list Zina!
Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
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What a neat way to decorate eggs! Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie! 🙂
Wow! These are freaking cool!
Thanks Bethany! They were so much fun to make 🙂
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I was searching for some egg inspiration and I found this. Enjoy this holiday reblog, I did! I will be sharing my own eggs soon!
Thanks so much Kari!
Hi, check this out project at USA WEEKEND. I would love to have you contribute.
-Jim Lenahan, editor
Thanks so much Jim. Look forward to participating.
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Wow these are amazing!!!!
Glad you like them. Thanks Zelda!
so cool love crafts and painting thanks for sharing visiting from inspire us hop have a great day
Works of art! I love the comic book look!
Thanks! Definitely a style that would appeal to kids.
Hey! I just found this Pin on Pinterest – cracking idea! I’ll have to give this project a go at some point myself!
Also to let you know that I’ve featured your work in an Easter Egg Craft Inspiration round-up on my blog Shelley Makes. Feel free to check it out: http://shelleymakes.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/easter-egg-craft-ideas/
So sweet of you! Thank you very much 🙂
LOL! Thanks Shelley 🙂
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My son is a big comic book fan and would love to do this with eggs this year. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Hope your son enjoys making them!
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Amazing! I had been so busy in the weeks before Easter that I didn’t have time to come here and read the entire post. And now I see why these were chosen for the multi-million reader publication! Love them!
Thank you! It certainly put a big smile on my face 🙂
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