Of all the Easter art projects I have done with kids, these black glue eggs are forever among the MOST beautiful. Use simple art supplies to make these beauties.
Black glue eggs are STUNNING
Making black glue is something I have loved doing ever since I was a kid.
Black lines ready to be swirled in with color is a love language of mine and something I love doing with kids!
Related: Speaking of big, black lines, our EGG-NORMOUS Easter Coloring Page Banner for kids is the best. thing. ever.
You don’t need fancy supplies for black glue eggs
If you have glue, watercolors, and black paint (I’ll share different options), you’re ready to rock and roll.
I cannot wait for you and your little artists to try these. The fact that they use simple materials makes these something you can hopefully make right away!
Grab your supplies and let’s make these beauties.
Looking for more glue projects for kids? These are wonderful:
- Clear Glue and Watercolor Art – Friends Art Lab
- Glue Playtime Activity – Busy Toddler
- Crazy Glue Blobs – Hands On As We Grow
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First, make the glue! In a bottle that’s about halfway full of glue, add in black paint. Add in a generous squirt (about four parts glue to one part black paint). Shake, shake, shake it up!
(If your glue bottle is full, pour some into a bowl or cup until the glue bottle is only half full, and then add it back in later.)
Next, paint your egg outline. It’s just as simple as it sounds! You can print off an egg shape and have kids trace the outline of it or freehand an egg outline. Add any designs you love into the egg (ex: swirls, lines, dots, zigzags, letters, names, etc.). Let it dry completely.
Last, paint in your egg. Once your glue is completely dry, paint it in. Add as many colors as you’d love. We love using our brightest watercolors for extra contrast against the black lines.
Sometimes we cut them out, and sometimes we leave them on the paper. Decide what’s best for you and your egg-cellent art!
How do you make black glue for art? It’s easy-just don’t use THIS
I sacrificed many glue bottles to find the best way to dye it, and I only found one thing that did not work. Black acrylic paint, BioColor paint, and tempera paint are perfect.
I use black India ink all of the time for art and thought it’d be perfect for making black glue.
Not only did it not work, it also turned into a complete mess. So I tried it again with a different glue bottle just to make sure, and the second bottle was also a mess.
Something happens when glue and ink touch and it turns it into the consistency of sticky slime. It won’t come out of the bottle, and it’s sticky, gross, and downright impossible to use.
It depends on the weather! When we make these, we usually let the glue dry overnight before going in with watercolors just to be extra sure it’s completely dry.
Yes! We make ours simply because it’s easy and less expensive, but you can totally buy some for convenience.
Paint, crayons, markers, colored pencils…any art supply that you want!
I am so excited for you to try black glue eggs
No matter the design you make with your glue, every egg turns out beautifully.
Please share the eggs that you make! I know they’re going to be just lovely.