It’s that time again – time to gather those eggs and think about how you want to decorate them for Easter. While the traditional way of dyeing in a vinegar based dye is always good, there are many other ways that you can make those eggs really stand out.
We have collected 80 different ways that you can decorate your eggs this Easter that are fun and creative. Kids will love them and you will adore the different ways of making your eggs a bit more unique than last year.
Whether you like glitter, stenciling or you really do prefer the vinegar based dyes that you used when you were a kid, you are sure to find a decorating idea that you will love. Take a look at the different ways that you can make your eggs extra special this year. There is a decorating idea for every preference and many that may really blow your mind.
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Glitter Easter Eggs
A little glitter is never a bad thing. If you want to color your eggs and make them just a bit different, glitter is a great choice. Making Easter eggs glittery is not difficult and is a project that kids can do. You just have to choose the colors that you want to dye your eggs and then select glitter that will mesh with those colors. A little glue will hold the glitter in place and give you sparkly and beautiful eggs that any kids will adore.
Instructions – BHG
Sprinkle Easter Eggs
Kids love sprinkles and they will absolutely love these sprinkle eggs. With a few nonpareil sprinkles, you can create colorful and gorgeous eggs that are sure to catch everyone’s attention at your egg hunt. Note that you do have to use glue on these to get the sprinkles to stick so it is important that you make sure no one eats the sprinkles afterwards. You can use any type or color of sprinkles that you want to create beautiful eggs that are as unique as they are fun.
Instructions – Studiodiy
Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs
Is there anything cooler than these fluorescent eggs? They look a bit like alien eggs to me, so you know the kids are just going to love them. For this technique, all you need is the paint, warm water and vinegar so that it turns into a dip-able dye. Easter egg hunting will take on a whole new approach if it’s done in the dark this year!
Painterly Easter Eggs
You don’t have to stick with the traditional way of dyeing your eggs. You can paint them instead if you like. Acrylic paints work very well for making unique Easter eggs and you can paint anything that you want on them. Match pastel colors for a really spring-like look or create your own little picture scene if you want. This is a great way for older children to enjoy coloring those eggs this year.
Instructions – Papernstitchblog
If you prefer not to hard boil your eggs but want a creative outlet for them instead, there are many different crafts that you can do with eggshells. From carving out a boat to making an umbrella for a little friend, these little egg crafts are sure to get some attention and will look adorable on your Easter dinner table or sitting around the house just anywhere.
Instructions – Chezlarsson
Golden Easter Eggs
Instead of dyeing the entire egg, why not just glue pictures of gold onto it? Kids will love making these eggs that are as beautiful to look at as they are fun to hunt for. You just have to choose the images that you want to glue on and then trace them from a template and cut. These will work with plain white eggs or you can dye the eggs and then use the images – whatever you want.
Instructions – Babble
Black and White Easter Eggs
Black dye and white paint put together make beautiful and very elegant Easter eggs. If you have an inclination to do something really different, why not make all of your eggs black and white? You can stencil in different pictures or designs with white paint and the overall look is absolutely gorgeous. These would be great for an adult themed Easter egg hunt.
Instructions – Onlybutaglimpse
Washi Tape Easter Eggs
You actually don’t have to dye your eggs at all. You can just use Washi tape instead and this is a great way for younger children to help color those eggs without all the mess that comes along with dyes. You will need to select different colors and designs of Washi tape, which you should be able to find at your favorite department or home improvement store. Then just go to town decorating those eggs however you want.
Instructions – Lovelyindeed
Ombre Easter Eggs
If you want to use your dyed Easter eggs for decorating but you don’t want just plain dyed eggs sitting around, think Ombre. This gradual change in color hue is beautiful and will look great when displayed on a table or mantel. You will need to choose the color for your design and then just dye the eggs a bit darker as you go along. The gradual color looks great and you can mix and match your colors if you want.
Instructions – Sugarandcharm
Doily Easter Eggs
You can find inspiration and craft supplies in some of the strangest places. For Easter eggs that are elegant and beautiful and that really stand out, think doily. Doily eggs are really easy to make and look like those doilies that you remember from your grandmother’s house. You can find paper doilies pretty cheap at the Dollar Store and you won’t need more than a pack or so to do a dozen eggs or more.
Instructions – Urbancomfort
Golden Marbled Easter Eggs
Marbled eggs are gorgeous, particularly when they are set in gold. Imagine having golden eggs with marbles of bright or pastel colors at your Easter egg hunt. These marbled eggs are much easier to create than you may think and they are sure to be a huge hit with the kids. You can blow out the eggs if you want before you begin to make these for decorations and they will keep for quite some time after the holiday.
Instructions – Sheknows
Botanical Easter Eggs
These botanical Easter Eggs are lovely and they use real leaves and other greenery to make their design. While they are recommended for use with blown out eggs (taking out the inside prior to designing), you can use this design for those hard boiled eggs if you want to include these in your egg hunt. The process is really simple and you are left with eggs that really give a testament to nature.
Instructions – Marthastewart
Graphical Design Easter Eggs
Why settle for plain dyed eggs when you can create whimsical designs? These graphical designed Easter eggs are really simple to create and this is a great project for kids of all ages. If your little ones love helping to dye those eggs, they will adore making these graphical eggs. You need tape that you will use to determine how the design flows and the rest is just traditional dyeing.
Instructions – Indiefixx
Subway Art Easter Eggs
For those really creative types, these subway art eggs are a must. You will still need to dye or color your eggs in some fashion and then simply paint the messages that you want in traditional subway art form. This is a great way to make those eggs unique and is a fun project for older children and/or teenagers who may think they are a bit too old for traditional dyes and stickers.
Instructions – Lilluna
Ribbon Easter Eggs
Pretty ribbons adorn these Easter eggs and make them really unique and special. Note that you may still want to dye the eggs in whatever fashion you choose and then you just attach the ribbons, which really look like a baby’s headband. These are adorable and will make wonderful decorations so if you want to blow out the insides of the eggs beforehand, you can use these to dress up your table.
Instructions – Bhg
Glitter Dot Easter Eggs
Little dots of glitter are sure to be a huge hit at your Easter egg hunt. These eggs can be dyed or left plain if you want. You just have to make little glittery polka dots on them in a pattern or you can go freehand. If you prefer just to do these for decorations, you can find wooden eggs at most craft stores that are ready to be decorated as well.
Instructions – Apumpkinandaprincess
Traditional Designs Easter Eggs
From traditional lace to more modern geometrical shapes, there are many ways that you can use Washi tape and other supplies to decorate your eggs this year. Japanese Washi tape is a fabric like tape that you can find in so many different colors, patterns and sizes. You can use this tape to create beautiful traditional designs on your eggs, with or without dyeing them.
Instructions – To-be-charmed
Silhouette Easter Eggs
Why not make those eggs a bit unique by painting silhouettes on them? You can have eggs with bunnies, lambs, chicks or just whatever you want. You just need to choose the images that you want silhouetted before you begin dyeing your eggs and then the process is really simple. Kids of all ages are sure to want to try out this method for creating unique and beautiful Easter eggs.
Instructions – Lepapierstudio
Feathered Easter Eggs
Whether you are looking for a decorating idea or you really want something different for that egg hunt, think feathers. You can buy feathers in a number of different sizes and they come in many different colors and designs. Use those feathers to give your eggs a little something different. You can dye them beforehand or simply use the feathers as your sole decorating method.
Instructions – Loppisliv
Flower Easter Eggs
This craft actually works better with Styrofoam eggs but you could attempt it with the hard boiled variety as well. It simply consists of attaching fabric flowers to eggs. They turn out beautifully and would look wonderful adorning an Easter tree or you could use them for prize eggs for your egg hunt. The process is easy and you can be as creative as you like, making multi-colored eggs or sticking with one color for each egg.
Instructions – Pizzazzerie
Doodle Easter Eggs
Why not allow the kids the let their imaginations run wild and create colorful and unique doodle eggs? Depending on your preference, you can dye these beforehand or just go with plain eggs. The gist is to simply doodle colors and designs all over the eggs so if you have little ones and you prefer not to use dye, this is a great alternative. You can also blow out the eggs and doodle them for decorations or to hang on your Easter tree.
Instructions – Alisaburke
Bling Easter Eggs
Make those eggs really special by adding a little bling. If you aren’t decorating eggs for an egg hunt but you just want a few sitting around for decoration, you can make these from wooden eggs that you can buy at most craft stores. You just choose the bling that you want and go to town making your eggs fabulous. These are great for centerpieces or to decorate that Easter tree or you could bling a few for your Easter egg hunt.
Instructions – Landeeseelandeedo
Natural Sienna Easter Eggs
If you want something a bit more elegant and sophisticated, these sienna eggs are perfect. They turn out gorgeous and the best part is that they are completely non-toxic and easy to create. If you are hosting an egg hunt for grown-ups or you just want something a bit different than the traditional pastel and bright colors, sienna eggs are the perfect alternative and you can get really creative with their design.
Instructions – Hwtm
Snorkeling Easter Eggs
For something really unique and fun, why not turn your hard boiled eggs into little divers? This project makes adorable Easter eggs that are as fun to look at as they are to hunt. You just have to dye the eggs in the appropriate pattern and then add a few embellishments to make them look like little snorkelers. The design gives them a “Despicable Me” minion look as well.
Instructions – Spoonful
Neon Easter Eggs
Instead of traditional pastels, why not go unique with neon colors? These neon eggs are fun and creative and will certainly stand out so they may be a bit easier to find on those egg hunts. You will need a few supplies like paper bags and cardboard to create the neon dyed look but the process is relatively easy and perfect for school aged children.
Instructions – Ohjoy
Elegant and Artistic Easter Eggs
These black and white eggs are both elegant and really creative. If you prefer something a bit less colorful for your Easter eggs, black and white is certainly the way to go. The design is completely up to you so you can make them all match or have a modge-podge of different designs. This is a great modern look to the traditional Easter egg and one that is sure to get you quite a few compliments.
Instructions – Obviouslysweet
Lace Covered Easter Eggs
For something really elegant, lace is always a good thing. Lace covered Easter eggs are sure to be a hit and they are really easy to create. You will want to dye the eggs so that the lace shows up well and then it is just a matter of choosing the lace that you want to display on your eggs. Bright pastel colors work very well and will really show off the lace.
Instructions – Celebratingeverydaylife
Metallic Easter Eggs
Want something really modern and unique? Try these metallic dipped Easter eggs. They are bright and colorful and are sure to be a hit at your egg hunt. Gold and silver give your eggs a really sophisticated look and you can draw any design that you want. Polka dots and stripes work really well or you can be really creative and go for a more complicated design.
Instructions – Bhg
Mario Easter Eggs
If your kids (or you) are fans of Super Mario Bros., you can create Easter eggs that show off your passion. Imagine adding Mario, Luigi and the rest of the gang to your Easter egg hunting fun. These eggs are colorful and very creative and are sure to be a huge hit with your egg hunting guests. Just choose your favorite characters from the Super Mario Bros. games or make an egg for every character if you want.
Instructions – Instructables
Gorgeous Polka Dot Easter Eggs
Whatever color you choose to dye your eggs, they will look great with little polka dots on them. If you are planning an Easter breakfast or brunch, these decorated eggs will look perfect on the table. They can be done in any color and the white polka dots really make them stand out. If you have polka dotted tableware, you can dye the eggs to match. They are sure to bring fun to the table.
Instructions – Larecetadelafelicidad
Decoupage Easter Eggs
Decoupage is fun and gives you the chance to be really creative. With just a little imagination, you can create very unique and beautiful decoupage Easter eggs. This is a great project for older children as cutting will be needed. Choose your cuttings from fabric or even magazines if you want and then affix them to your eggs. There is no limit to the pictures that you can use for this project.
Instructions – Dizzymaiden
Craft Thread Easter Eggs
These eggs are made by using craft thread and Styrofoam eggs, although you could probably use hard boiled eggs if you wanted. If you have craft thread sitting around, you can put it to good use by creating these very colorful and very beautiful eggs. Use them for decorations or if you are using hard boiled eggs, they are sure to get loads of attention at your egg hunt.
Instructions – Craftberrybush
Dot Design Easter Eggs
Overlapping dots make these eggs very unique and they are very easy to create. You will need a few supplies that you may have to pick up at your local hardware or home improvement store. The process however, is really easy and very creative. Food coloring makes the colors on the egg so they are perfectly safe to eat. These are great for older children or you could allow younger ones to help provided you do the cutting for them.
Instructions – Marthastewart
Whimsical Easter Eggs
These little Easter egg men are sure to please kids of all ages. You will need paper, scissors, glue and some paint or markers along with masking tape to create them. Note that while these may not be perfect for egg hunts (with the hats on anyway), they are great for Easter breakfast or for general decoration during the holiday. If you are planning a brunch for Easter, these are simply a must.
Instructions – Abitofpillipilli
Message In An Easter Egg
Not all eggs are meant for egg hunts, but you could use these for that purpose if you want. These little eggs are created to hold messages. You will have to blow out the egg from the shell, decorate and then you just insert a message on a piece of rolled up paper. These would make wonderful prize eggs for your hunt. You could just roll up a dollar bill and stick it inside or put in whatever message you want.
Instructions – Poppytalk
Neon Glitter Easter Eggs
Not only will these neon glitter eggs be beautiful on the lawn, they will be much easier to find for younger children than traditional pastels. You can make them in a host of different colors and really have a pastel colored egg hunt or stick with your favorite colors if you want. They are easy to do and this is a really good project for school aged children.
Instructions – Marthastewart
Baker’s Twine Easter Eggs
These twine covered Easter eggs are perfect for decorating or you could use them as prize eggs for an egg hunt. The gist of the project is to cover wooden eggs (although you could use real hard boiled eggs if you want) with baker’s twine in different colors. You can create beautifully multi-colored eggs or do several in solid colors. These are great if you want to host an egg hunt but really don’t want a lot of hard boiled eggs to deal with afterwards.
Instructions – Craftsunleashed
Sculpture Easter Eggs
Instead of simply coloring those eggs and leaving them out, why not build adorable sculptures with them? While this is probably not something that you want to do for lying in the grass at an egg hunt, it is a great idea for what you can do with all those hard boiled eggs after the hunt. The sculptures are really cute and you can decorate them however you like.
Instructions – Mrprintables
Patterned Easter Eggs
Plain colored eggs are a thing of the past. Now, Easter eggs can have different patterns and you can even make lines and letters on them. Creating your own unique eggs is really not hard and it makes those egg hunts so much more exciting and even a bit harder depending on the colors that you use. You can even spell out messages with your eggs when you add letters to them.
Instructions – Marthastewart
Mod Podge Easter Eggs
If you love Mod Podge – and let’s face it, everyone does, then these eggs are sure to give you a thrill. They are colorful, glittery and really beautiful. These work best with paper mache or wooden eggs so if you want to do away with tons of real hard boiled eggs, these are great for egg hunts. Kids will get to keep their eggs forever as opposed to cracking and throwing them away. Plus, they are great for decorating.
Instructions – Modpodgerocksblog