The days are getting longer, the mercury seems to be hovering just above zero degrees Celsius and the Robins will soon be back from their winter migration. Before we know it trees in cities and towns will have little nest with small blue-green colored eggs in them, a sure sign that Spring is here.
Hoping to accelerate Spring’s arrival I was inspired to make some Robin’s eggs. This is a quick and beginner friendly project. In a couple of hours or less you can have beautiful eggs to use in your spring and decor.
All you will need is:
- Brown, white and blue acrylic paint.
- Paint brushes
- Old toothbrush (optional)
- Styrofoam eggs
You will also need something to stick your toothpicks into so your eggs can dry, I used a cork trivet, and paper or an old cloth to cover your work surface if you don’t want paint on it, because things can get messy.
To begin, take a toothpick and stick into one end of an egg, you will use the tooth pick to hold the egg while painting so your fingers don’t get messy, if you don’t mind getting paint on your fingers, feel free to skip this step. Now that all your eggs have toothpicks in them it’s time to paint. If I were using refillable eggs I would first paint them with a coat of white chalk paint, but since were using styrofoam eggs and they’re already white it’s not needed. Paint your eggs with your blue paint, I used DecoArt paint in Spa Blue.
This is what my eggs looked like after one coat.
I wanted more depth in color so I painted another coat, making sure to let the paint dry in between coats. Once you’re finished painting the blue color and the paint is dry, it’s time to add the white and brown speckles, this is where things can get messy.
Mix the white paint with a little bit of water, just to thin it a. Note if the paint is too watery it will cause big runny splotches on the egg that won’t be very pigmented, giving the egg a messy look.
Dip a stiff bristled paintbrush or toothbrush into the mixture, and holding the egg an inch or so away from the brush, pull the bristles back on the brush and “flick” the paint mixture onto the egg.
Now repeat the last step with the brown paint. Leave your eggs to dry and that’s it! Now you’ve got Robin’s eggs! At this point you can seal your eggs with a sealer like ModPodge, but I chose not too.
There you have it, quick and easy eggs, and you’re not limited on the color either, get creative with it. I also made pink and yellow eggs, that I will be using in my Easter Decor.
It makes me so happy when I see the things you’ve created, so feel free to share it with me if do this project, just leave me a message in the comments. Happy crafting!!!