Easter Craft for Kids: Easter Egg Art Inspired by Rechenka’s Eggs

One of our favorite Easter crafts is this oil pastel and watercolor egg art project based on the story, Rechenka’s Eggs. It’s fun for a wide variety of ages and is the perfect way to decorate your home for Easter!

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Easter Craft for Kids Based on the Story, Rechenka's Eggs

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I absolutely LOVE the book, Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco! It’s such a beautiful story about kindness, friendship, and forgiveness and full of the most beautiful illustrations. The kids and I have been reading it over and over the last few days. Since we have been mesmerized by all the beautiful eggs in the book, we decided to make our own patterned eggs using paper, oil pastels and watercolors to decorate our home for Easter!

Rechenka's Eggs

Materials for Easter Craft


Directions for Easter Craft

1. Draw or trace a large egg shape on your paper. (I printed this one out and then traced it onto the back of an old cereal box so the kids would have a sturdy egg shape to trace.)

2. Use oil pastels to draw and color designs on your eggs. Lucy, Theo and I studied the beautiful eggs in Rechenka’s Eggs for inspiration.


Easter craft based on Rechenka's Eggs


3. Use watercolors to paint over your designs and let dry.


Using oil pastels and watercolors for Easter egg craft


4. Let your Easter egg craft dry.


Easter Craft for Kids: Oil Pastel & Watercolor Eggs Based on the Story, Rechenka's Eggs


5. Once they’re dry you can cut them out and hang them somewhere special!


Easter Craft for Kids: Oil Pastel & Watercolor Eggs Based on the Story, Rechenka's Eggs

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Easter Egg Art Project for Kids inspired by Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco. Design paper eggs using oil pastels and watercolors! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. Love your take on the book. The colors on the eggs are so vibrant. Just pinned!

  2. Beautiful, and I love how the craft is related to such a wonderful book!

    Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day!

  3. I love the way these turned out!! Can’t wait to try it with my littles! Happy Easter!!


  4. These are beautiful! I love combining abook and art! I’d love it if you’d share your post with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up

  5. I need to get that book! And those eggs came out so pretty! Love them hanging from the mantel! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  6. Wow, this is such a great idea and a beautiful book. We will have to check it out. Thanks so much for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers Julie Grasso

  7. They are so beautiful!

  8. Alexia Francesconi says:

    Loved the designs! Looks like you three were having a great time!
    Nice to do with kids…I think I’ll try it with mine!

    Alexia F!


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