I absolutely loved painting Easter eggs as a kid. But then I had to grow up and somehow life gets in the way of doing things you enjoy doing. (Not that I want to paint eggs for a living, but you know what I mean..) But, I’m just a big kid at heart and now I get to do it as part of this blog! And hopefully make you smile and enjoy painting eggs again too!
I first saw these Emoji eggs on Studio DIY two years ago and couldn’t resist making them. However, as with my Mod Podge book bunny, I never did a blog post about them! I came across them this year and they were just too darn cute not to try and share with you guys. Anyone can do them (trust me .. with my drawing skills .. if I can do them, you can do them!) and they’re sure to raise a smile or two at the Easter breakfast table.
Or scatter them around the house as part of a spring display. Whatever you decide to do with them, just give them a go! They are super-easy to do, and even just painting them put a smile on my face. Plus, there are soooo many more emojis that you can try out. Just check out your mobile phone for inspiration!
Tools you need to paint your Emoji eggs
1. You’ll need eggs .. I know! .. who’d have thought? 🙂 But not any type of eggs! You see, I originally used real eggs but I had the brown variety and I just couldn’t get the bright yellow colour I was going for when painting them!
Soooo, I chose to paint some plastic eggs that I bought in our local craft shop, similar to these here. Especially as I decided I wanted to use the Emoji eggs as part of a Spring Easter display rather than eat them. However, if you are going to use real eggs though I would advise buying white eggs rather than the brown ones to keep the yellow paint colour nice and bright.
2. Acrylic paints in a variety of colours, depending the emoji you’re going for. For this project I used Cadmium Yellow (I personally like the slightly orangy shade of the yellow which is similar to the actual Emoji picture), white, dark pink/red and blue acrylic paint as well as a black Sharpie pen (or similar).
4. This black emulsion pen is optional, BUT one of my favourites! And such a life saver when it comes to drawing detail!
How to make your DIY Emoji eggs
Start by painting all eggs completely yellow. I try to do this in stages to avoid smudging. It’s definitely the most time consuming part of the process (and the most frustrating – all you want is to create those silly cheeky faces, right?!) Let all the eggs dry completely (yet more frustration!)
Now for the creative fun part! I used a black emulsion pen to draw on the details for the eyes and mouth. I started off with the ones that only needed the black detail. It just gives you a feel for what you are doing before attempting the coloured detail which you’ll be doing with a brush.
Here’s a line up of all Emoji eggs. One egg at a time ..
I used a small brush for the coloured parts of this project, to make sure you can really get the detail on the little faces.
Tip – I normally start by drawing the left eye or eyebrow. As I’m right handed I find it easier to draw the exact same thing on the right hand side if they need to be symmetrical, rather than struggling to replicate the left hand side one. If you’re left handed you may find it easier to start with the right side of the face.
You’re all done!
And there you have it – the whole crazy gang together. These little chaps will look great on your Easter breakfast table. Your kids will love them . .. even the big kids, although you’ll have a hard time getting them to admit it!
Now, some of these photos were just quick snap shots on my phone from 2 years ago, rather than taking my “proper” pics with my camera! But hopefully you get the idea of how you can add them to your decor for some fun!
I hope you’ll have as much fun doing these as I had!
Could you Pin these cheeky fellows for me?
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