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..) However, now I get to do it as part of this blog and hopefully make you smile and enjoy painting eggs again too! And there’s nothing like painting these Emoji eggs to get you to feel like a kid again 😉
I first saw these Emoji eggs on Studio DIY and they were just too darn cute not to try and share with you guys. Anyone can do them (trust me, if I can do them, you can do them!) and they’re sure to raise a smile or two at the 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
- Eggs (who’d have thought? :))
Now, I originally used real eggs but I had the brown variety and I just couldn’t get the yellow colour I was going for!
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. If you are going to use real eggs though I would advise buying white eggs rather than the brown ones to keep the yellow 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).
How to make your DIY Emoji eggs
Start by painting all eggs completely yellow. You may have 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 pen to draw on the details for the eyes and mouth. I started off with the ones that only needed the black, such as these ones. It just gives you a feel for what you are doing.