When I was a little girl, the most exciting egg in my Easter basket never came from a chicken. It was usually made of glass or wood, and something I could keep and cherish all year round. This fun watermelon painted wooden eggs are perfect as a gift idea this year!
For this project, you will need:
– One or more 2 1/2″ wooden eggs (found in craft stores or online at Viking Wood Crafts)
– Medium grit sandpaper
– Tack cloth
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White
– Delta CeramCoat Paint in Leaf Green Opaque
– Delta CeramCoat Paint in Medium Foliage Green Opaque
– Delta CeramCoat Paint in Tompte Red Opaque
– Delta CeramCoat Paint in Black Opaque
– Sponge brush
– Artist’s paintbrush
– Masking tape
– Paper cup nearly the same size as the wooden egg
– Acrylic finishing spray
Due to the messy paints involved in this project, the first step in creating your watermelon painted eggs is to coat your workspace fully with newspaper. Gently sand the wooden egg with medium grit sandpaper to “rough it up”. (This aides in paint adhesion.) Remove any dust with a tack cloth.
Spray the entire egg with Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White. Allow the egg to dry fully, which may take several hours.
Divide the egg visually into two sections. Cover the “pointed” half completely with masking tape. With the sponge brush, coat the remaining section well with Delta CeramCoat Medium Foliage Green Opaque Paint. Place the egg upside down in the paper cup to allow the paint to dry.
With the artist’s paintbrush, fill in the “stripes” of the watermelon rind using Delta CeramCoat Paint in Leaf Green Opaque. Let the paint dry fully by letting it set in the paper cup for about an hour. Remove all masking tape.
Using the sponge brush, carefully paint the now exposed section of the wooden egg with Delta CeramCoat Paint in Tompte Red Opaque. Let this paint dry by placing it in the paper cup. With the artist’s paintbrush, paint in the “seeds” of the watermelon by creating dots of Delta CeramCoat Paint in Black Opaque on the pink portion.
Allow the egg to dry for three to four hours before coating it in acrylic finishing spray for protection.
TIP: These eggs look adorable in a white “picket fence” style basket. Simply hot glue together popsicle sticks that have been painted with Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White. Fill in with green plastic Easter grass, and enjoy your adorable watermelon display!