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I absolutely loved painting Easter eggs as a kid. But then I had to grow up and somehow life gets in the way of doing things you enjoy doing. (Not that I want to paint eggs for a living, but you know what I mean..) However, now I get to do it as part of this blog and hopefully make you smile and enjoy painting eggs again too! And there’s nothing like painting these Emoji eggs to get you to feel like a kid again 😉

I first saw these Emoji eggs on Studio DIY and they were just too darn cute not to try and share with you guys. Anyone can do them (trust me, if I can do them, you can do them!) and they’re sure to raise a smile or two at the breakfast table.

Or scatter them around the house as part of a spring display. Whatever you decide to do with them, just give them a go! They are super-easy to do, and even just painting them put a smile on my face. Plus, there are soooo many more emojis that you can try out. Just check out your mobile phone for inspiration!

Tools you need to paint your Emoji eggs

  1. Eggs (who’d have thought? :))

Now, I originally used real eggs but I had the brown variety and I just couldn’t get the yellow colour I was going for!

Soooo, I chose to paint some plastic eggs that I bought in our local craft shop, similar to these here. Especially as I decided I wanted to use the Emoji eggs as part of a Spring Easter display rather than eat them. If you are going to use real eggs though I would advise buying white eggs rather than the brown ones to keep the yellow colour nice and bright.

  • 2. Acrylic paints in a variety of colours, depending the emoji you’re going for. For this project I used Cadmium Yellow (I personally like the slightly orangy shade of the yellow which is similar to the actual Emoji picture), white, dark pink/red and blue acrylic paint as well as a black Sharpie pen (or similar).

How to make your DIY Emoji eggs

Start by painting all eggs completely yellow. You may have to do this in stages to avoid smudging. It’s definitely the most time consuming part of the process (and the most frustrating – all you want is to create those silly cheeky faces, right?!) Let all the eggs dry completely (yet more frustration!)

Now for the creative fun part! I used a black pen to draw on the details for the eyes and mouth. I started off with the ones that only needed the black, such as these ones. It just gives you a feel for what you are doing.

Here’s a line up of all Emoji eggs. One egg at a time ..

I used a small brush for this project, to make sure you can really get the detail on the little faces.

Start off with the mouth, then the eyes and finish with the brows to give the expression

Tip – I normally start by drawing the left eye or eyebrow. As I’m right handed I find it easier to draw the exact same thing on the right hand side if they need to be symmetrical, rather than struggling to replicate the left hand side one. If you’re left handed you may find it easier to start with the right side of the face.

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Start with the eyes and the brows, then add the mouth
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I started with the wink first. Add the white eye and paint the tongue. Once this is dry, draw the mouth around the tongue and dot your eye.
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I drew the eyes first. Add a white line for the teeth. Once this is dry, carefully draw the mouth around the white to finish your Emoji.
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Pain the white eyes first and let dry. Once dry, add the brows and the mouth. Dot the eye to finish off.
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Draw the eyes and the smile. Next, add the pink tongue for the finishing touch
Start by painting the 2 hearts for eyes. Draw the outline of the mouth and fill in.
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Start off with the eyes and the brows. Paint the tears and let dry. Next paint a white line for the teeth and let dry. Finish the whole thing by drawing the mouth with black pen

You’re all done!

And there you have it – the whole crazy gang together. These little chaps will look great on your Easter breakfast table. Your kids will love them . .. even the big kids, although you’ll have a hard time getting them to admit it!

I hope you’ll have as much fun doing these as I had! Don’t forget to share or tag me into your creations on social media.


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