Easter is less than a week away! Although celebrations will be very different for us all this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate with Easter crafts. Once you’ve seen how mesmerizing paint pouring is, you will probably want try it too! At least I did. Using the same technique as my marbled tray, I made fluid painted eggs for Easter! With color blocked bottoms, these wooden eggs are transformed into colorful marbled eggs with a selection of poured paints. It’s a fun (and messy) project that I’ve learned how to make with supplies most crafters have on hand: acrylic paint, Mod Podge and water. No need to buy pouring medium to try this alternative paint pouring technique!
Let’s talk about why I chose to color block the eggs before marbling. I’ve had this idea to make fluid painted eggs for a while, but when it came time to try the project, I couldn’t find a reasonable way to hold and then dry the eggs while I was pouring. Every idea was either too messy or overly complicated. After all, these are DIY Easter eggs we’re talking about. You’re probably not going to spend extra money to create a contraption just to drop up fake eggs. That’s when I decided adding tape to one section gave me a place to hold the eggs. Then I can set the marbled eggs on the taped end to set. I was thrilled with the final look!
Here’s how to make these colorful fluid painted eggs! Be sure to watch the video below to see the paint pouring and marbling in action.
- Fake eggs (hardboiled not recommended)
- Acrylic paint, matte finish
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Paint brushes
- Painters tape
- Disposable cups
- Stir sticks or popsicle sticks
How to Use Alternative Paint Pouring to Make Marbled Eggs
Step 1: Start by painting about one half of the eggs. Let dry completely, and don’t worry about clean lines because it will get covered.
Step 2: Once dry, cover the painted section with painters tape. Make sure it goes all the way around the egg with a tight seal so that the entire section is blocked off.
Step 3: In disposable cups, combine two parts paint, two parts Mod Podge and one part water, and mix well. Measurement do not need to be exact. Add more water if needed to reach a pouring consistency, but it should not be too watery or the paint may not stick properly.
Step 4: To start making the fluid painted eggs, pour a little of the first color into a clean cup. Then pour another color on top – do NOT mix. Repeat with multiple colors and amounts (see video).
Step 5: I recommend wearing gloves while paint pouring. To protect your work surface, try covered a lipped pan with a disposable material. Hold the egg from the taped section and pour the unmixed paint mixture over the egg. It will marble instantly. Tilt and add more paint as needed. Let excess paint drip off, then place on the taped side to dry for 6+ hours.
Important: For best results, combine a new cup of paint for each egg. As soon as you pour one egg, the mixture will not be the same, and the colors may blend together too much to create a brown blob.
Step 6: Once the marbled eggs are dry, carefully peel away the tape. Most of my edges stayed very clean, but you can use some paint to touch up any bleeding.
There you have it! Fluid painted eggs are a fun project to try just ’cause! You probably already have paint and Mod Podge at home, so give this new way to make marbled eggs a try for Easter this year. Hoping you all are staying safe and healthy!
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