These Easter egg decorating ideas require NO dye…at least not traditional Easter egg dye! These are all creatives ways for kids of all ages to decorate Easter eggs without mixing tablets in vinegar. There is a fun egg decorating idea that uses stuff you already have at home below!
Decorating Easter Eggs with Kids
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the smell of vinegar! Coloring eggs by dipping can be difficult when you have small kids who don’t have the best fine motor skills or grace.
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1. Decorate Easter Eggs With Tattoos
Find temporary tattoos of your kids favorite characters and place them on blow out eggs! I love this idea, and it’s a great use for temporary tattoos. Plus, it is fairly mess free, and an easy for little hands to decorate Easter eggs.
2. Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
This idea from Five Little Chefs is a way to get those eggs colored fast and creatively. This is one of my favorite Easter egg ideas, because my family always have old crayons and pieces of crayons laying around.
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3. Decorating Easter Eggs With Crayons
Keep it simple by simply handing them crayons and let them draw and scribble however they’d like from Mama Smiles. Because toddlers aren’t the most graceful and tend to be a little mess prone, this is one of the better Easter egg ideas for them.
4. Marbled Easter Eggs
These marbled Easter eggs are so pretty and so full of color. This Easter egg idea came from Where Imagination Grows. This Easter egg idea creates a cool marble effect on plastic eggs.
5. Coloring Eggs With Crayons
Coloring eggs with crayons is fairly simple, but will require adult super vision. Crayon painted eggs from Fun Littles creates a really cool textured effect on eggs.
6. Coloring Eggs With Kool Aid
This uses the same concept as the usual egg dye but replaces it with Kool-Aid! Just add Kool-Aid mix and water for the eggs to soak in. From Totally The Bomb. Dying eggs with Kool aid helps avoid vinegar and actually smells great, while still creating pastel colored eggs.
7. Silk Dyed Eggs
Because we love no dye Easter dying, this Easter egg idea really stands out. Use silk fabric pieces to create some really beautiful designs from Twig and Toadstool.
8. Easter Egg Art
Create Easter eggs inspired by historical art like Starry Night or Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow. This is a unique way to decorate Easter eggs and it is one of my favorite Easter egg ideas, because it is fun, but also teaches children about fine art and different artists styles of painting from Inspiration Laboratories.
9. Shaving Cream Eggs
Shaving cream eggs are so much fun! Make a cool tie dye effect like A Thrifty Mom by mixing a few drops of food coloring with shaving cream!
10. Sharpie Tie Dye Eggs
Sharpie tie dye eggs is a lot of fun, but probably a better for older kids as this one has the potential to be a little messy. Use a Sharpie marker to draw and add water droplets to swirl them into a fun tie dye pattern from Housing A Forest.
11. Easter Egg Photos
What are Easter egg photos? You can use printed images to place photos on Easter eggs. Follow these instructions from The Artful Parent to put your favorite images right onto an egg.
12. Marble Eggs
I bet you never thought of using nail polish before, right? This creates a really cool swirl effect. The cool thing is, this is the same process of marbling your own nails! Make sure you wear gloves when doing this or your hands will be very colorful, from Henry Happened.
13. Easter Egg Wraps
Suzys Sitcom shows us how decorate plastic eggs with painted aluminum foil. These Easter egg wraps then can be decorate with paint or even wax.
14. Egg Doodle
If you aren’t in the mood for decorating real eggs, just keep it simple by coloring these free egg printables. These egg doodle eggs are super cute, have funny says, and great for little ones who may not be quite ready for dye.
Related: Oh so many fun and free Easter coloring pages
15. Even More Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids
Don’t want to dye eggs? No problem, here are 7 Easter egg alternatives.
More Easter Egg Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- Plastic egg crafts that will keep you upcycling all those plastic Easter eggs!
- Make candy cascarones for Easter!
- Easter egg designs even kids can do!
- Easter rice krispie treats – this is one of my favorites!
- Easter egg hunt ideas
- Egg bag that you can make at home!
- Plastic egg filler ideas
- Dinosaur egg Easter eggs
- Hatchimal egg
- How to mail eggs to your friends and family
- And some really fun Color An Egg Coloring Pages
- Check out how to draw the Easter bunny tutorial…it is easy & printable
- And our printable Easter fun facts pages are really awesome
- We have all these ideas and more featured in our free Easter coloring pages
- Want more free Easter printables? We got them!
- We have over 90 different Easter ideas for you and your family to try out. There is something for everyone!
- Here is a fun easter pompoms snack!
- Try this paper plate easter bunny craft!
What is your favorite Easter egg decoration idea?