12 Mar 2018Mont Marte

Make your own Easter Eggs with air drying clay

If you're looking for Easter craft ideas, you'll love this fun project. In this lesson we show you how to create your own Easter eggs from scratch using air hardening clay and acrylic paints.

Step 1. Making the eggs.

Obviously the first step is to create the eggs. This is done with Mont Marte Air Dry Clay. Mont Marte Air Dry Clay comes in 2 sizes; 500g blocks and 2kg blocks. The size of the clay used depends on how many eggs are required. We have used a 2kg block and 20 real sized eggs can be created from a block of this size. Take the block out of the pack and cut it length ways into 4 parts with a butter knife. Next cut the long bits of clay into equal proportions and in the palm of your hands fashion them into egg shapes. Lay them out and let them dry.

Step 2. Glitter eggs.

Steps for glitter eggs.

1) Paint egg with Mont Marte Metallic Paint. 2) Sprinkle Laser Glitter over egg. 3) Let dry.

Step 3. Spotted egg

1) Paint the eggs in chosen colour. Let dry. 2) Paint Spots on the egg with Mont Marte Gold Metallic Acrylic paint.

Step 4. Tiger egg

1) Paint Egg Orange. Let dry. 2) Paint stripes with Lamp Black.

Step 5. Rainbow heart egg.

1) Draw a heart shape onto an egg in pencil. 2) Fill in the heart with the following colours: Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Violet and Blue. 3) Cut in around the heart shape with Titanium White and paint the rest of the egg.

Step 6. Watermelon egg

1) Paint a Light Green band around the egg. Ensure the band is 3/4 of the way down the egg. 2) Paint the lower section of the egg with Sap Green. 3) Paint the top portion of the egg with Scarlet Red. 4) Paint a series of dashes over the Red with Lamp Black.

Step 7. Hundreds and thousands egg. 1) Paint the egg Pink. Let dry. 2) Dot on the following colours to suggest the hundreds and thousands; Yellow, Red, Orange, Light Blue and Green.

Step 8. Bunny egg.

1) Draw on a profile of a bunny head. 2) Paint bunny head White. 3) Paint Blue around bunny head. 4) Paint Pink into the ears and nose. 5) Paint the eyes and whiskers in with Lamp Black.

Step 9. Cup cake egg.

1) Paint egg light Pink. Let dry. 2) Paint cup cake liner in with brown paint. 3) Paint cup cake icing White. 4) Paint cherry on top with Red.

Step10. Happy face egg.

1) Paint egg Yellow. Let dry. 2) Paint the smile face in with Lamp Black. Use a fine brush to do this. 9

Step 11. Striped egg.

1) Paint the egg Titanium White. Let this dry. 2) Paint the stripes vertically down the egg. Use the fine brush to lay these stripes in.

Material List

  • Acrylic Paints Set Signature 24pc x 12ml (0.4 US fl.oz)
  • Acrylic Brushes Signature 5pc
  • Metallic Acrylic Paint Intro Set Premium 8pc x 18ml (0.6oz)
  • Laser Glitter Shaker Signature 50g (1.8oz)
  • Air Hardening Modelling Clay Premium 2kg - White

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