10 Unique Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs With Your Kids
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The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the web for unique ways to decorate your Easter eggs.
In this article I’ll share 10 creative Easter egg ideas from some of our favorite parent bloggers and websites.
With everything from paper eggs to alternative egg dyeing techniques, there’s something to fit every personality. You’re sure to find something to create with your kids.
Why Try New Easter Egg Ideas?
As kids get older, they might get bored with the colored egg wash they’ve done in the past. Youngsters may still like the idea of the annual egg dyeing tradition but want to try a new technique to show their own sense of style.
This roundup has 10 ideas to choose from!
You may have seen some of these egg decorations around and wondered how they were done. We’ve found all the best how-tos for you!
Try one of these unique decorating ideas and surprise your kiddos with some “egg”-stra special creations in their Easter baskets or on their Easter egg hunt!
For most of these activities, you can either use hard-boiled eggs, or you can blow out your eggs and decorate the empty shells. If you want to keep these eggs to display or hide for multiple years, be sure to blow out the eggs.
#1: Egg Cage: For the Trickster
We like instructables because they have so many how-to tutorials. This particular egg-cage creation by ChrysN caught our eye. It may look like a magic trick, but this craft is simpler than you think. You may even have all of the necessary supplies on hand!
Kids will love to create something that makes people wonder how the candy got inside. Or make the twine eggs yourself as a surprise for your children. They’ll be fascinated!
#2: Kool-Aid Egg: For the Sweetie-Pie
Children will love the way this smells, but because vinegar isn’t used, there might be more color “bleeding” onto the kid’s fingers. Try this tasty egg dyeing technique for vibrant colors and a fun, simple twist on egg coloring.
#3: Fabergé Egg: For the Future Art Curator
She includes tips for displaying the eggs and inspiring photos from exquisite Fabergé eggs she found online. She said her grandma has kept the decorative eggs she made as a teen, just like these, for decades!
#4: Doodle Egg: For the Sketch Artist
Fill black outlining with monochromatic colors to create this pretty egg design.
Use Sharpie markers for another doodle-fun option. Wait for the egg to be completely cool before you get out markers to doodle. There are all different kinds of things you can draw with a Sharpie, from geometric designs to cute yellow chicks!
#5: Sidewalk Smoke Bomb: For the Active Child
Crystal at Growing a Jeweled Rose devised several ways to play with eggshells, including this sidewalk smoke bomb. Follow her recipe for the chalk powder mix, put it in the eggshells, and “bombs away.” This is great for active children who would rather run around outside than dip eggs!
Be sure to read Crystal’s other ideas, including paint-filled eggs! You can blow out these eggs, clean them and keep them for when you are ready to make any one of her several clever ideas.
#6: Metallic Eggs: For the Fashionista
#7: The Decoupage Egg: For the Egg-Averse
If you want to avoid real eggs altogether and create something to display for many years, this decoupage egg from Cintia at My Poppet is for you. Use patterned tissue paper on a Styrofoam egg to create this Easter decoration.
Think beyond tissue paper for your decoupage. Try old sheet music or the page of an old book instead of tissue paper to make a unique Easter egg decoration.
#8: All-Natural Egg Dye: For the Natural Beauty
You can distill each color from common food ingredients you may already have on hand. Your kids might be inspired to be chemists and try other foods to see what other colors they can come up with!
#9: Glow in the Dark: For the Adventure Seeker
Play at Home Mom explains how easy it is to make a big impression with these glow-in-the-dark Easter eggs. Most plastic eggs are semi-transparent, so just add cordless LED lights to the eggs you already own. Bonus!
Kids who love adventures will enjoy hunting for eggs in the dark! Get big kids or teens in on the fun. Have an older sibling set up a mini-hunt for the little ones the evening before or after Easter.
Tip: Purchase inexpensive LED lights at home repair or craft stores. The specific light style doesn’t matter as long as it’s LED and fits inside your Easter eggs.
#10: Marbled Egg: For the Creative Scientist
For either of these marbling techniques, the supplies are so basic you probably already have them at home. No extra trip to the store (insert fist bump here).
Some Final Thoughts…
The eggs-stra–special Easter eggs shared here can be time-consuming to create and heartbreaking to discard. Make just a few and use them as “prize eggs” year after year. Hide them with your other eggs and tell the kids that whoever finds them gets an extra prize!
Easter is an exciting time! With these new ideas for decorating Easter eggs, you’re sure to find something unique to make with your unique kids.
What do you think? Which Easter egg idea is your favorite? Let us know if you have an unusual idea that we missed!
Kristin Ammerman is a mom, creative writer and the evangelist of fun for My Kids' Adventures. Her three kids love that their mom's job includes trying out new family activities. Other posts by KJ Ammerman »