For the past two years we’ve painted wooden eggs for our family Easter egg hunt. Last year we started writing the name of the artist (Mom, dad, child) on the bottom of the egg. Painting the eggs provides a fun activity that can last weeks if you do a couple at a time here and there. Right now my kids only have enough attention span to do one or two eggs in a session. Factor in a base coat, then decorating with dots or stripes or whatever once it dries… preparing a dozen wooden eggs has been totally worth it for us.
An added bonus is that, unlike perishable eggs, the painted wooden eggs last for years. As our inventory grows, so will the extent of the hunt 🙂 This is our third year so we’ll have 36 large wooden eggs.