Decorating Easter eggs has to be the highlight of Easter for me. There’s just something about an egg that feels like you can turn it in to anything.
One of my favourite egg decorating ideas were these minimal Easter egg bunnies but this year I’ve gone for something completely different. I wanted something more organic and abstract so I had a play and ended up with these diy abstract paint flecked Easter eggs.
I like describing these Easter eggs as abstract because with this method, each egg turns out slightly different and the possibilities are endless. You can mix up colours, use different pasta shapes, colour them lightly or densely. The idea is to have fun and see how many designs you can create!
DIY paint flecked Easter eggs with an abstract pattern
acrylic paint (I used prussian blue)
wooden skewer for stirring
orzo and macaroni pasta
You can blow out your eggs and wash them if you want to keep them for months. I find blowing out eggs very icky – it’s a phobia with me – so I hard hard boil them instead. They still last a good few weeks and are far less delicate – but do whatever you prefer.
Take a plastic container and fill the base with your pasta. Squeeze/pour several big drops of acrylic paint over the pasta and give it a very good mix with a wooden skewer/lolly stick. Place your egg in the container and gently give the container several shakes, rolling the egg around. The longer you roll your egg, the more dense the flecked paint effect will be.
Once you’re happy with the effect, carefully lift out your egg and gently flick off any bits of pasta stuck to the egg. Leave the eggs to dry.
I used 2 different types of pasta as the macaroni give a thicker more fuller coverage to the eggs while the orzo gave a more delicate flecked effect. You can experiment with different types of pasta. If you want to see a full step by step, check out the video below.
DIY Paint Flecked Easter eggs with an abstract pattern
The best bit of this Easter egg decorating idea is that each egg turns out differently so you end up with a fun collection of arty eggs. Making these eggs is great fun to do with kids – actually it’s great for any age from 2 to 99! My daughter Anya had a ball experimenting with different pasta shapes and different colours. She tried mixing several colours together too and ended up with a multi-coloured egg.
Are you a fan of decorating Easter eggs? What are some of your favourite Easter crafts?