Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

So easy and so much fun.  I painted wooden goose egg sized eggs with Martha Stewart's Chalkboard paint. I bought the paint and the eggs at Joann's.  I thought about sanding them.  I thought about putting a base coat on them.  What I did was get out a 1" foam brush and just started painting them.  I made 6.  I put probably 5 or 6 coats on them.  I knew I had put enough on them when they dried they had a nice shine still.  Before that they would dry and be a flat color like the wood had absorbed the paint.

Then I primed them with chalk I had bought at Walgreens.  It was $1 for a plastic box full of 12 large sticks of chalk.  I figured when the kids were tired of drawing on their eggs they could draw on the sidewalk.  That's exactly what they did.

I wrote their names on the eggs and hid them with a stick of chalk with the other Easter eggs.  They had a lot of fun finding them.  I had also made an egg for the oldest cousin who was 16.  I didn't want her to feel left out even though I figured she was too old for such nonsense.  I over heard her say as she sat and drew on her egg "This is so cool."