Painting rainbow Easter eggs

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There is no such thing as too many rainbows. They make us smile. They are whimsical, beautiful and fun to create. They can transform a peg doll or a wooden egg!

To make our wooden rainbow Easter eggs I used:

Starting in the middle of the egg I painted a green ring. Not worrying about having clean lines so later the colours would overlap and run, giving the eggs a beautiful organic feel.

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Next I painted red at the top and violet at the bottom. Only allowing the colours to dry slightly before adding the colours between, letting them overlap and mingle. Creating a gentle and beautiful rainbow.Easter eggs2Easter eggs3

Once the paint dried I used my hands to rub the eggs with homemade olive oil and beeswax polish. The polish protects the wood, but also deepens the colours. Leaving a vibrant colour with a gloss finish (the photograph above shows one egg with the polish and one without). Working with the polish is lovely, it has a warming beeswax scent and is gentle on the hands.

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Our beautiful rainbow Easter eggs now sit along our window sill helping us build towards our Easter celebrations.

Happy crafting, Kelly


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  • Reply Kim March 24, 2015 at 1:25 am


  • Reply Zena March 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

    The eggs look beautiful! We did this at our Waldorf playgroup. We used a wood burner including the older children and then used watercolour. I really miss out playgroup:(

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  • Reply Bek @ Just For Daisy March 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    They look spectacular! 🙂

  • Reply sharon March 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Oh – so clever!

  • Reply Kate March 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Sooooo beautiful.

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  • Reply Nae peters March 31, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    They look great. Love your pictures

  • Reply Kate March 31, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Oh, I love these! How beautiful do they look sitting there on your window sill! I wish we had thought to do something like this for Easter. The children would have loved them. I might get some wooden eggs now so I am all prepared for next Easter 🙂

  • Reply Kate March 31, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Kelly the eggs are gorgeous!

  • Reply Anastasia @Montessori Nature April 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Your wooden eggs look so gorgeous! Such nice, gentle colours!

  • Reply Kate - An Everyday Story April 1, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    They are beautiful. The kids are loving ours too. We have a rainbow with all the eggs but I think we might need some little rainbow ones too next year.

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