Every year, we look for new and fun ways to decorate Easter eggs. There are so many creative ideas out there! From dying eggs with food coloring to painting them, these ideas are perfect for your next Easter egg hunt.
Fill plastic Easter eggs with gak for a fun surprise!
These colorful paper-mache Easter eggs from Fireflies and Mudpies are so fun!
To create Artzy Creations‘ monster Easter eggs, you just need googly eyes and your imagination!
Whoa! These eggs from No. 2 Pencil are the brightest rainbow eggs we’ve ever seen!
Tie dye Easter eggs to add fun texture to them, with this idea from The Nerd’s Wife.
A Little Pinch of Perfect has another really fun way to tie dye Easter eggs!
Add designs to your Easter eggs with this cool trick!
Dye Easter eggs with Kool Aid — they smell amazing! Loving this idea from Totally the Bomb.
Try this fun idea from The Nerd’s Wife… Add crayon shavings to warm hard-boiled eggs for a fun way to decorate!
We just love these cute little carrot Easter eggs from A Night Owl Blog!
Use temporary tattoos with your kids favorite characters to decorate eggs.
Kids will get a kick out of these Minion Easter eggs, from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
Ninja Turtle Easter eggs, from A Princess and a Pumpkin, are simple but so fun!
These superhero Easter eggs, from Create Craft Love, are made with free printables.
Disney Mickey Mouse eggs, from Smart School House, are so easy to make.
You’ve gotta catch these Pokemon Easter eggs, from Just Jenn Recipes!
Paint Star Wars Easter eggs! This idea from Frugal Fun 4 Boys is perfect for little fans.
Got a Minecraft fan? They’ll love these Creeper Easter eggs from Totally the Bomb.
Our Best Bites‘ Silk-Dyed Eggs have the most intricate designs!
Use glue dots to add glitter to your Easter eggs with this idea from The Nerd’s Wife.
Draw on hot eggs with crayons for a fun effect with Jenna Burger‘s creative technique!
These ombre Easter eggs, from The Nerd’s Wife, are made with edible paint!
I love Crafty Morning‘s idea to mix your colors in shaving cream before adding the eggs — so fun!
The Nerd’s Wife‘s Monogram Easter eggs are modern and stylish.
How cute are these little bunny Easter eggs, from The Nerd’s Wife?
Cracked Easter eggs, from Barefoot Kitchen Witch, are a fun edible treat.
The Nerd’s Wife‘s idea to decorate Easter eggs with colored sugar is both fun and edible!
Turn plastic eggs into adorable spring chicks with this sweet craft from Fireflies and Mudpies.
These two color eggs, from Unsophisticook, are so bright and fun!
Pour dye onto eggs for this gorgeous look, from Creative Family Fun.
My kids would get a kick out of these emoji Easter eggs, from Studio DIY.
We just love these ice cream cone Easter eggs, from Kara’s Party Ideas.
Looking for unique ways to decorate Easter eggs? If so, you have to try A Joyful Riot‘s idea of turning Easter eggs into super cute gumball machines!
Turn plastic Easter eggs into fruits and veggies, with this fun craft from Brit & Co.!
What Supplies Do I Need To Decorate Easter Eggs?
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There are so many different ways to go about decorating Easter eggs! As far as supplies, you can go minimalistic, and use what you have at home, or you can take it to whatever level you want!
First thing’s first, save an old tablecloth, or buy a cheap plastic table cloth and gloves (usually, I’m the only one who cares to wear them in my family… gotta protect that mani!) to minimize on mess for clean-up. Hold onto any extra paper cups, old cups, or bowls you might have. These work well for holding the dye. I prefer using clear plastic cups. I just wash them and put them away with our Easter decorations, so that I can reuse them each year.
You can buy a ready-made kit to dye Easter eggs, or use food dye. If you’re looking for natural ways to decorate Easter eggs, there are “all-natural” egg dye kits, made from vegetable and fruit pigments!
As you’ve seen above, there are all sorts of different ways to dye Easter eggs, using things you already have around the house. Hold onto broken crayons that you might have, so that you can melt the shavings down, or use the broken pieces to draw on a warm hardboiled egg. Sharpies also work well, or you can use food-grade markers, instead.
For gripping the eggs as you put them in the dye, I usually use tongs. You can buy all different sizes. The smaller tongs are easier for kids to maneuver.
Once it’s time to dry, there are a few options for items to use to store your eggs. I prefer to use an egg rack, because it’s sturdier than the “poke out holes” on the back of the dye box (although that does work, too). Another good idea is using the bottom of the egg carton. If you put the eggs inside the carton, they will stick. The bottom side of the carton’s divots aren’t as deep, and offer support without the egg sticking as much. This works better with the grey cardboard egg containers. The styrofoam ones tend to stick.
Once my Easter eggs are dry, I love to show them off on a pretty egg platter, in an egg carousel, or in a bright and cheery Easter basket! One year, I used a glass cylinder vase and filled it with our eggs as a centerpiece for the Easter dinner table!
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What is your favorite method for decorating Easter Eggs? Comment below!