More and more frequently I have been sending videos about a painting technique called fluid painting. Basically it’s all about pouring paint on top of each over, there are many different ways to do it, but the end results are always stunning. I thought it would make a great craft to do fluid painted eggs as something slightly different than our usual Easter egg decorating.

Before I started I did a fair bit of reading up on the subject to see what I needed and was there a more child friendly version. Most how to guides used harsher chemicals to create the effects seen. Thankfully I did find one that was geared towards children.

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You will need:

  • Tempera painted
  • PVA glue
  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)
  • Cups*
  • Cardboard eggs
  • Wire rack

*Your cup size will depend on the size of the egg that you are using. We used quite small eggs so used shot glasses.

fluid painted eggs

To prepare the paint mix together one part paint, one part glue, a dash of alcohol (if you are using it) and some water. The more water add, the more running it will be. This isn’t an exact science so I wouldn’t get too caught up in measurements. I did by eye.

When your paint it ready pour as many colours as you like into another cup. Don’t mix it together though. Again the bigger the egg, the more paint you will need.

fluid painted eggs

Place the egg over the top of the cup and then turn it over.

Give it a minute for the paint to run down before lifting the cup away.

fluid painted eggs

Tip the egg to make the paint cover all of it.

fluid painted eggs

When it is covered and your happy with it place it onto a rack to dry.

BB wanted in on the action too!

This craft was a raging success. We all would have quite happily have spent the whole evening doing this. There was a bit of egg stealing going on between YC and EC to see if they could do extra! We have decided that when the weather is slightly drier we will take this outside and do it on a larger scale with canvases.

If you enjoyed making these fluid painted eggs then be sure to check out my Easter baskets, paper plate crown of thorns, or my message in an egg.

Pin for later:

Fluid painted eggs for Easter. Fluid painting for kids - non-toxic.