Happy Easter, everyone! A few weeks ago I painted a chalkboard wall in my apartment, and have half a can of paint left. I have been racking my brain about how to use the rest of it, and decided to try something a little bit different this year - chalkboard eggs!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A few eggs (room temperature)
- Cardboard or sturdy surface to dry your eggs on
- Straight pins or push pins (to pierce the eggs)
- Paintbrush or foam brush
- Chalkboard paint (I used Rust-Oleum brand, which also comes in a spray!)
- Chalk - duh
1. First thing’s first, you have to make these eggs last forever by blowing out all of the yolk and whites. If you’re not sure how, here’s a tutorial.
2. Make sure you rinse the eggs out after you’re finished, and let them dry completely. Afterwards, nuke them in the microwave for 30 seconds - this hardens the egg shell and can help prevent chips and breaks. They’ll be very warm to the touch after you take them out, so be careful (…I wish I had known this, trust me.)
3. Get your drying system ready. This was the biggest challenge for me, and it took a few tries to find a system that worked. I found that cardboard worked best.
4. Paint half of your egg lengthwise, and lay it flat on the cardboard to dry. You can stick some pushpins in the cardboard to keep them from rolling around. Once the first side is dry, paint the second.
5. BOOM, you have a pretty wicked Easter egg.
P.S. You can also slip a little message into one of the holes at either end of the egg to make an Easter fortune egg!