Easter Egg Scrape Painting Craft

Have you ever tried scrape painting? It's such a fun painting idea for kids of all ages to enjoy. Even toddlers and preschoolers will be able to use this easy painting technique to create a unique and colourful Easter egg craft. Whether you use your Easter egg paintings to make Easter cards or hang them up as an Easter garland the important thing is to have fun! 

Easter egg scrape painting craft - Kids will enjoy using this easy painting idea to make Easter art! Create Easter cards or Easter garlands from the artwork. Fun for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.


There are so many crafts that you can make for Easter. We have a whole collection of Easter crafts and activities for you to browse through. Todays Easter egg craft is really focused on enjoying the art process.  It's about having some fun with paint, but it's great when you can use the artwork that is created to make a simple craft.

Each child's scrape painting will be completely unique dependent on the colours they choose, how much paint they add and the direction which they scrape in. This Easter art project is a little messy, but lots of fun!

If you like trying out different painting techniques take a look at the painting challenge for inspiration. 


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You will need:

  • Paint (poster paint or acrylic will work well)
  • White card
  • Thick cardboard
  • Coloured card 
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Easter Egg Scrape Painting Craft


We have included a printable Easter egg template to use for this craft.  Trace the smaller egg from the prinatble template onto white card. Trace as many as you think you will use (plus a couple of extras as the kids are going to love this craft!) and then cut out the egg shapes. 

Keep the larger template for later as this will be used to cut out the coloured card that the scrape painting is mounted onto. 

Squirt drops of paint onto the Easter egg shape. Try out different colour combinations.  I often like to choose just a few colours that work well together, but a whole rainbow of colours could look amazing too. Encourage your child to squirt their own paint onto the card if they are able to as this really adds to the fun. 


Easter egg scrape painting craft - Kids will enjoy using this easy painting idea to make Easter art! Create Easter cards or Easter garlands from the artwork. Fun for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.

Once you have enough drops of paint on the egg take a flat piece of thick cardboard  (like the cardboard in the image below) and scrape it across the egg. I would recommend starting at the top of the egg and scraping downwards, but experiment and see what works best for you. You will need to add a little pressure to the cardboard as you scrape the paint. 

Once you have scraped the paint off the egg use the excess paint on the cardboard to scrape across any areas that missed colour. Try not to go across the egg more than 2 or 3 times as you will smear the paint and lose the quality of the design. Leave the painted eggs to dry. 


Easter egg scrape painting craft - Kids will enjoy using this easy painting idea to make Easter art! Create Easter cards or Easter garlands from the artwork. Fun for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.


Take the larger Easter egg template and trace it onto the coloured card. You will need one coloured egg shape to mount each of your scrape paintings onto. See which colours work with each of the paintings and then glue the pieces together. This creates a little border around the edge of the painted egg which makes it really stand out. 


Easter egg scrape painting craft - Kids will enjoy using this easy painting idea to make Easter art! Create Easter cards or Easter garlands from the artwork. Fun for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.

Once the kids start making their scrape painting Easter eggs I'm sure they will be asking to make more! It will seem like a bit of a novelty to be scraping the paint rather than painting with it.

This Easter art would look amazing made into an Easter garland or Easter card. 

Easter egg scrape painting craft - Kids will enjoy using this easy painting idea to make Easter art! Create Easter cards or Easter garlands from the artwork. Fun for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.

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Easter egg scrape paintings are so easy to make, but so effective. If you enjoyed this art activity you might also like using q tips to paint an Easter egg shape or even waterbeads. We have lots more Easter crafts and activities to try too! 

If you enjoy trying out different art ideas take a look at our collection of art activities

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