Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)

Published: April 1, 2020 · Updated: December 21, 2023 by Sacha — This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure.

These colorful chalk pastel Easter eggs are so gorgeous and so easy to make! Download our free Easter egg template to make this brightly-colored Easter craft (and more) using only a few simple materials!

Pastels are totally underrated. I love how softly and easily they blend!

They are probably my favorite artistic medium, yet I don’t see a lot of online tutorials that require them, which is such a shame. Coloring with pastels can get a little messy, so perhaps that puts people off? But I promise that if you can get past the mess, the result is so worth it!

This project isn’t as quick as some of my other ones, because it does involve waiting a few hours for the school glue to dry. But I still highly recommend it because it looks fantastic once it’s done!

Download my free Easter egg template below and be sure to check out the other fun projects you can make with it!

Required Materials

You only need four things to create your own glue and chalk pastel Easter eggs:

Supplies needed to make a glue and chalk pastel easter egg craft.

How to Make Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs (Step-by-Step)

1. Print Template

Start by printing the template on black construction paper.

Depending on the type of printer you use and the size of your construction paper, you might have to cut the paper down to size. I thought mine was Letter-sized, but it turned out to be a little bigger, so I used a paper trimmer to cut it to the right format. I love how quick and easy it is, and how clean the cuts are!

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If you do use one, make sure not to let your kids anywhere near it while you’re using it, and store it out of reach when not in use.

2. Trace Lines with Glue

Next, trace all the black lines with white school glue.

Tracing easter eggs on black construction paper with liquid glue.

3. Let Dry

Wait a few hours for it to dry completely. You’ll know it’s dry once the lines become transparent.

Black construction paper decorated with dried glue in the shape of Easter eggs.

4. Add Colors

Once the glue is done drying, color the inside of the patterns with chalk pastels and use your fingers to spread the pigment in between the lines of glue. You can even experiment with shading by blending two or more colors inside the same area of the egg!

Closeup of a glue-traced  Easter egg being coloured in with chalk pastel.

Note: Because you’ll be using your fingers to spread the pigment, this part can get a bit messy, so if you absolutely can’t stand messes, this project might not be for you. Personally, I don’t mind projects that are a little messy, especially when the end result is so gorgeous!

Colourful glue and chalk pastel Easter eggs on black construction paper.

And that’s it! Aren’t they just beautiful?

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