How to Decorate Paint Pen Eggs

Put your drawing skills to the test by decorating eggs with paint pens. Go big and paint the entire egg, or keep it simple with decorative written words. The egg is your canvas!


Hard-boiled brown and white EGGS, in shell
Piece of paper
Paper plate, for drying
Paint pens, various colors


  1. PREP your paint pens by following the instructions on their package. For most, you’ll need to SHAKE the pens with the cap on, then TAP the pen tip on a piece of paper until the paint begins to flow.

  2. DRAW on your eggs! You can draw shapes, words, faces, flowers, geometric patterns and more. Now, get creative.

Insider Info

The paint in paint pens dries within a few minutes. So decorate one side of your egg, then set it down on a paper plate to dry before moving onto the next side. That way, your design and your fingers stay clean.

Should you eventually want to eat your eggs, be sure to use food-safe paint pens; they can be found at online mass retailers and local craft stores. For more on Easter & Egg Safety.