10 Unique Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs With Your Kids

Looking for some new, creative Easter egg ideas?

Want to see the latest fabulous trends in dyeing Easter eggs?

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.

Discover 10 creative and unique ways to decorate the Easter eggs with your kids from our favorite parent bloggers and websites.

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!

egg cage

Make this egg cage from twine and make them wonder how the candy got inside.

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

If you don’t like the vinegar smell of egg dyeing, the Kool-Aid egg coloring technique is for you. Jamie at Totally the Bomb breaks down how to dye eggs with Kool-Aid.

kool aid eggs

Dye your eggs with Kool-Aid this year—”kool” colors with no vinegar smell.

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

Crystal at My Kids’ Adventures shares how to create whimsical Fabergé-inspired crafted eggs with your kids.

inspired and final version of bejeweled egg

Make a “bejeweled” Fabergé-inspired egg.

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

Alisa Burke came up with this clever way to decorate eggs with watercolor pencils. First dye the eggs and then draw on them with watercolor pencils to get this cool effect.

washed color effect egg

Use watercolor pencils for washed-color effect.

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!

sidewalk smoke bomb eggs

Fill eggshells with chalk powder mix for colorful “smoke” bombs.

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

These eggs are a little more difficult, but just right for a tween. Eva, at Miss Renaissance shows you how to use washi tape and leaf foil to create these beautiful metallic eggs.

metallic eggs

Make their baskets glitter with these washi tape and metallic leaf eggs.

You can also dye the eggs first, before you wrap them in foil leaf. Then scratch off a bit of the metal, to make these gilded eggs from Little Inspiration.

gilded egg

Gilded eggs have lots of shine with a bit of hidden color.

#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.

decoupage egg

It’s easy to create decoupage eggs that will last for years.

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

Heather at Mommypotamus created a tutorial that shows you how to make all-natural egg dye. Five all-natural egg dye suggestions are included with instructions and tips.

rainbow colored eggs

Dye eggs in a rainbow of colors, all from natural ingredients.

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!

glow in the dark egg

Make glow-in-the-dark plastic eggs for a nighttime Easter egg hunt.

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

These melted crayon eggs by The Artful Parent are easy to make. Just draw on a still-warm egg with crayon. The effect is cool marbling! (Just watch your fingers on the warm eggs!)

marbled eggs

Create this cool marbled effect with melted crayon on still-warm eggs.

Create another marbled egg look using vinegar and oil. This technique comes from Allison at Petit Elefant.

more marbled eggs

Get another marbled effect using vinegar and oil.

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.

Have fun!

What do you think? Which Easter egg idea is your favorite? Let us know if you have an unusual idea that we missed!

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About the Author, KJ Ammerman

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 »


  • http://www.familylifeuniversity.org/ Eric Dingler

    Totally plan to try number five. Thanks for sharing such a great list.

  • http://www.fineartmom.com/ Crystal Foth

    Thanks for including my Fabergé article! I love decorating eggs! Great resources. I even decoupaged some eggs with paper napkins and egg whites recently too!

  • EmilyQuestions

    These are great ideas, Kristin! Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ Jennifer Ballard

    Thanks, Kristin! Who knew there were so many ways to decorate eggs? I think #1 is my favorite. But I’d hate to ruin it to get the candy out!!

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ KJ Ammerman

    Thanks for telling us the one you think your kids will like the most! That website actually has several ideas for using egg shells to do fun things. I had a hard time picking which one to feature! So be on the lookout for those while you’re on her website :)

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ KJ Ammerman

    I’m so glad you wrote the Fabergé article for My Kids’ Adventures! I like to decoupage, so the short cut version (napkins) is right up my alley!

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ KJ Ammerman

    I loved gathering all the egg ideas. Now I have several I want to try out with my own kids!

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ KJ Ammerman

    You should do it for your boys! Surprise them – they’ll love it :)

  • Kara

    I love the idea of #9 Glow in the Dark Easter Egg hunt. That is such a fun idea!

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ KJ Ammerman

    For sure! Especially if you have those LED lights that kids are putting on their fingers (like rings). Easy! Throw those in the eggs and let the kids go to town :)

  • http://www.mykidsadventures.com/ KJ Ammerman

    I love the napkin you picked because it’s perfect for tweens! Why didn’t I think of that?! 😉

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