We tried a variation of this project a few years ago and wanted to revisit it to explore warm and cool colours!  


  • Printables: 1 Large Egg: egg 2 Medium Eggs: egg 2
  • Thick paper (cardstock)
  • White, craft glue
  • Salt
  • Watercolour paint (you could use food colouring as well)

We always find these items useful too:



  • Print out your egg.  Put your paper in a tray.
  • Open your glue nozzle half way (be sure to use one that has a smaller opening) and outline the egg.  The glue works best when you almost pull the line of it.
  • Design the interior of your egg- think about types of lines and patterns that you might create.
  • While the glue lines are still wet, sprinkle salt on your glue, making sure that you thoroughly cover each line.
  • Gently curve your paper and tap off the excess salt into a container so you can use it on your next egg.
  • Allow your egg to dry overnight.
  • Once dry, use pipettes or droppers and suck up your paint by compressing the bulb.  Take it over to your salt lines and slowly release your bulb, watching the salt absorb the paint, making a coloured, crystal-like effect.
  • Our daughter explored WARM and COOL colours on her two different eggs.
  • Once dry, you can cut them out, back them on coordinating paper and then if you like, string them on beads to hang up.  They would make a lovely garland as well.

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Salt Painted Easter Eggs: Explore warm and cool colours with this interesting painting technique that makes a beautiful Easter craft!


  • Recognizing symbols of various celebrations.
  • Experimenting with different types of painting materials.
  • Exploring warm and cool colours.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose.
  • Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
  • Once you are finished with the salt, be sure to put it away up high as large doses of salt consumption can be dangerous to small children.  Be sure to seek medical attention immediately should this occur.
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