As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns.
A few feet away, Carole Davis had a large grin on her face as she watched the 11-year-old girl perfecting her art at the Rodgers Seniors' Center in Huntington Beach.
"Oh, look at that! That's fantastic," said Davis, who works at the senior center, as she waited for the paint on her own egg to dry. "I have to go copy some ideas from the kids."
Dozens of older adults and about 30 students from Oak View Elementary School gathered Monday for the second annual Egg Paint organized by Lake Forest resident Jack Knight.
"I wanted to do an art program to get [the Oak View children] out of their neighborhood and mix them with general people," Knight said. "These older folks tend to congregate down to the senior center by themselves, or in their own little group, so I just mixed the two groups together and wanted to see how it goes."