Crafts are fun, and at school, kids love to get their hands on a little paint. Plus, it’s a joy to watch these marvellous bundled of joy express themselves through colourful illustrations and crafts. To give them more room for exploring their imagination, we have to introduce them to different ways of doing this. One of them is creating interesting art pieces using hard-boiled eggs.
This style is not so new, and in many regions, competitions are held with egg decoration entries coming in from various places. Of course, your pupils may not be planning to enter one, or maybe it’s your child who wishes to present a decorative egg art to school. Whichever the case, a few new ideas, and suggestions wouldn’t hurt, and learning something new can add to the fun excitement creating egg art can bring. With that said, consider the following decorative ideas for eggs you can try at school;
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Top Decorated Egg Ideas for Schools UK
This idea expresses the child’s knowledge of space and natural satellites. With a bit of foil, paint, box cartons, and limestone, you can create an egg astronaut walking on the surface of the moon.
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You could also make various animals at a zoo, using eggs, Pop-tart sticks, box cartons, cotton, wool strings, poster colours, and pip-squeak markers. The wool works well for the lion, of course.
Eggs are already round, and as such, make perfect items for creating planets. Paint each one to look like the plants on our solar system, stick them to the cardboard with a painting of the solar system, and you’re good to go.
Kids love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and this idea will go well with them. The best part is it doesn’t need too much color; only green paint, with markers for each brother. Just make sure Mikey’s smiling, and kids will love it.
Another way to catch the attention of kids during art class is to decorate the eggs to look like the main members of The Avengers series from the MCU. You can even cut out patterns to represent some of their accessories from paper, like Captain America’s shield.
Virtually one of the easiest decorative options to go for, you can achieve this with some paint, markers, and googly eyes. For an added touch, use cardboard or felt to create their funny-looking overalls. Don’t forget Gru’s logo on it though.
Every kid loves Superman and will love to make this one. The paint and markers will work well for the hair and face, as well as his blue-red costume. As for the cape, the paper will do, but I prefer felt. And if Superman isn’t your favorite, then make one who is.
This idea is perfect for the festive season and gets every child’s full attention. Soft coloured paper, markers, paint, cotton, and box cartons are among some things you will need. For the angel’s halo, a golden yellow string will do.
You can also make a squad of 11 players lined up for a soccer match. Choose your favorite club or simply paint the Jersey of good old England, with the number of each player at the back. Create the field, out of green felt blanket, for added sophistication. Also, remember to add the center lines and goal lines as well.
Another easy to make idea is to create the fabled ‘little green men’ we all hear about. This idea is pretty simple, and you will only need lots of deep green for the body, and black or grey for the large eyes. You can create a flying saucer behind them to make it more interesting, and give them quote boxes with alien dialects.
The spherical shape of eggs makes them perfect for creating emojis. Get a selected bunch of emojis you would like to make, and copy the patterns onto the egg surfaces. Don’t forget the puking face and angry emojis, because those two are hilarious.
A classic that never goes out of style, and comes from a nursery rhyme every child is familiar with. Not only will the egg be perfect for Humpty himself, but can also work for the king’s men. You can make horses out of paper and matchboxes.
This idea also makes great use of egg crates, and though it may prove to be a bit of a task, is worth the effort. To make it easier, use only 6 eggs, and keep the rest of the ‘carts’ empty. Then, paint each egg to express a different reaction, as to be expected on roller coaster rides. You can stick paper arms to them if you like, to make them more expressive.
The ‘Angry Birds’ franchise is one every child is quite familiar with, and love as well. So, make it a date to create egg decorations with their faces on them. Don’t forget to make the pigs as well so you can have yourself a Battle Royale.
You can also base the decorations on another popular anime franchise that is popular with the kids; Pokemon. Of course, favorites like Pikachu must be present, but the Pokemon you choose depends on the preference of the kids. In the end, they will have fun with it.
You can also base your egg design on a popular figure the kids will recognize. Have them paint an egg to look like the Queen or Albert Einstein, or even Winson Churchill. Not only will the kids identify with these characters, but will also enjoy the chance to express their artistic skills. Plus, it’s loads of fun.
Have the children choose their favorite baby animals, then let them paint it out on an egg. The options for this idea are vast; bunnies, chicks, kittens, puppies, ducks, lambs, and so on. You can also add extra features to make the decoration more impressionable, like ears for the bunnies, whiskers for the kittens, and fluffy hair for the lambs.
Eggs are shaped to make the cutest penguin decorations ever, and every child loves these adorable birds-in-tuxes. This idea will mostly require markers and paint, and you can create an Arctic environment to match the egg penguins.
You could also create a replica of your classroom, with each child represented by an egg. To make it more interactive, have them make a replica of themselves or anyone else from the class. Then, create makeshift desks and chairs from paper and cardboard, place the eggs on them, create a marker board, and place an egg that represents the teacher at the front. The kids would get a laugh out of it, for sure.
Tips for Making Good Egg Decorations
Decorating eggs in school is fun but to make sure it stays that way, be sure to bear these tips in mind when making them;
Keep it Educational
Egg decorations are fun, but the objective is to learn. So, you want to make sure every art teaches value to each child present.
Make it Themed
Themed artworks are easier to understand and present. And they work best for creating teamwork among the children.
Make it Funny
Let your children get a laugh out of it while they do it. You can achieve this with silly doodles, puns, and even funny storylines.
Use Good Quality Paint
You need your egg decoration project to last awhile, so you must use paints that will stay on for longer. Poster colours are nice, but the glossy paints are best. They stay on longer and allow you to write over them with markers.
Take Your Time
Art is never rushed, so be sure to plan enough time to complete the project. If you need it to span for days, it’s not bad either. In the end, the children feel better knowing they prepared well for it.