Published On: 31/03/20221136 words5.7 min read

When I think of Easter time, thoughts of new life spring to mind: newborn baby chicks, bunnies, lambs, calves and foals frolicking in the fields. Happy, smiling children dressed in Easter bonnets and of course Easter eggs! Beautifully decorated eggs. Supermarket shelves are bursting with endless rows of chocolate eggs of every possible brand of chocolate. Easter is, of course, also the principal festival of the Christian church year which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after His Crucifixion. And it is also the time of year where I would say, Let’s Paint Easter!

The Easter holidays are an ideal time to get creative and improve your painting skills. It’s a great time to get inventive with Easter egg decorations, celebrate delicious Easter feasts with loved ones, or just celebrate the joyful arrival of spring.

Easter opens up a whole world of painting concepts. Let your imagination explode into colour. There are so many amazing painting opportunities around Easter time. These are just a few of my favourite Easter ideas.

Baby Animals; New Life

girl with dog in the park

From the hatching of new chicks and ducklings to fluffy bunnies and adorable baby lambs, nothing brings a smile to faces like pictures of cute baby animals. 

I love this list of the top 10 worlds’ cutest baby animals. Imagine how happy you would be with some paintings of these adorable creatures adorning your walls. Especially if you, yourself have created them!

Interesting Fact: Why does the Easter bunny bring eggs? Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life. This is why some children enjoy Easter egg hunts as part of the festival.

Easter Eggs – making the egg your Canvas

Eggs are a great Easter alternative to painting on canvas. If you want to keep your work of art for future Easter celebrations, then you will need to ‘blow-out’ the egg by making a small hole in the top and the bottom of your egg with a pin. Then simply blow the insides out into a bowl so you end up with a hollow egg. Alternatively, you can hard boil your eggs ready for painting. Do remember though, once you paint a hard-boiled egg it’s no longer good for eating. 

Acrylic paint is ideal for painting eggs because it sticks to and covers them perfectly. Using acrylic paint, you can easily create so many fun designs. We found some great design ideas here on Country Living

Easter Egg

Easter Door Hanger / Wreath

Easter wreath

Brighten up your home with a hand-crafted door hanger or wreath. So many beautiful designs and ideas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We particularly like 40 Beautiful DIY Easter Wreaths but you also get some inspiration from ESTY crafters too. 

The origins of the ‘wreath’ have deep religious associations. The use of evergreen branches in a wreath is to signify eternal life. By hanging one of these on their door, Christians were inviting the spirit of Christ into their home. Some believe the origin goes back to Ancient Rome, where the wreaths were hung on doors to represent victory. The wreath itself represents the crown of thorns that was placed on Jesus’ head by those who were crucifying him. They did this to mock his title that many gave him “King of the Jews”.

Whether religious, fun or just simply pretty, hanging a brightly coloured original design on your door will certainly be a wonderful addition to your Easter celebrations. Especially if you have created it yourself!

Some of our Easter paintings easily can be a beautiful Easter Hanger for your door. Check out our new coming up Easter events HERE.

Painting Rocks to hide or keep

Another alternative to painting on canvas, painted rocks have become one of the most addictive crafts for kids and adults alike. Rock painting is so simple, and everyone can do it. It’s a fun family activity that doesn’t require a lot of materials to get started. Most rocks are free, just look in your own back garden! They are great to keep but it is also becoming increasingly popular to hide them around your local area for others to discover, take home and love.

How to Paint Rocks in 3 Simple Steps:

  1.     Clean the rocks with soapy water to remove any dirt and debris before painting. Let them dry in the sun before painting.
  2.     Paint and decorate! Acrylic paint or paint pens are the most popular choice for painting rocks.
  3.     Seal your painted rocks with a clear spray sealer or brush on varnish.
easter rock painting

Scenes of Easter

easter flowers

Of all the seasons, Spring is the most abundant, full of new growth, flowers bursting forth and covering the landscape with masses of colour. Painting landscapes and scenery is fabulous at any time of year but in the Spring, around the Easter period, is particularly special due to the richness of the colours bursting through following the harsh, dark, coldness of winter.

Easter makes me think of bright colours! Vivid green grass, sunshine yellow and the abundance of multicoloured flowers and butterflies. Watching the world wake up with new life certainly helps to wake up the artist in me. It makes me want to run outside and capture the beautiful scenery in all its stunning majesty.

Religious Images

One of the best things about art is that it lets you express your emotions, project your feelings, and create something from nothing. Religious art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual. Whilst we may not all be able to paint the Sistine Chapel like Michelangelo, simple scenes depicting the Sacred Cross can be particularly emotive, lifting the spirit and bringing peace within.

How about using the Easter Break to learn a new skill or hobby? Draw out your hidden creativity at one of our Paint & Sip in Style parties 

he is risen

Final thoughts?

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion. Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and ringing of church bells. 

In Western cultures, the giving of chocolate eggs is now commonplace, with 80 million Easter eggs sold in the UK alone. Eggs have long been seen as an ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth. Easter is therefore a very special time for many people throughout the world. A time to spend precious moments with family and friends. A time to reflect and be thankful for everything we have.

However you choose to celebrate, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter. 

With love,

Mariella 💖