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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Ukrainian Design Easter Eggs
These Ukrainian designed Easter eggs are elegant and beautiful. If you are planning a brunch or you have adults who may want to participate in your egg hunt, these eggs are perfect. They use beeswax to make them look authentic and while it may take a bit longer to decorate them than traditional dyeing, they are definitely worth it.
Instructions – Designsponge
Kool-Aid Easter Eggs
If you want to be certain that your Easter eggs are safe for the kids to eat, color them with Kool-Aid. This is a really simple method for dyeing eggs that the kids are sure to love. You will need to pick up several packages of Kool-Aid, depending on how colorful you want the eggs to be. Kool-Aid comes in so many different flavors and colors so you are sure to have an entire rainbow of Easter eggs when you are finished.
Instructions – Heyjenrenee
Angry Birds Easter Eggs
These Angry birds eggs are sure to please everyone in your home, particularly those who are hooked on this popular game. You can make one or all of the characters and it takes very little work. If you have older children who want to help you color those eggs, they are sure to enjoy this little project. You can embellish the eggs with construction paper and other items to make them really stand out.
Instructions – Redtedart
Fabric Covered Easter Eggs
Make those eggs look retro and chic by covering them in scraps of fabric. This is a great project for those of you who have leftover sewing tidbits or small quilting squares. You can create beautiful eggs that are perfectly safe from dyes and toxins and the fabric will help to cushion the eggs just a bit so cracking while hiding or hunting is kept to a minimum.
Instructions – Retro-mama
Embroidered Easter Eggs
If you are planning to blow out the inside of the egg and you want a unique way to decorate the shell, why not embroider it? These are great for hunts (for those of you who really don’t want a lot of eggs leftover afterwards) or you could use them for decorating or place settings for dinner or brunch. What you embroider is entirely up to you. Note that you do have to use empty shells to do this.
Instructions – Designsponge
Chinese Marbled Tea Easter Eggs
To create the marbled look inside a hardboiled egg, you need to be sure to use a dye method that is completely safe. You can create beautiful marbled eggs that are perfect for brunch by dipping them in a tea concoction to dye them. The eggs have to be cracked prior to dyeing so this may not be a great method for hiding eggs but it is perfect for the dinner table.
Instructions – Steamykitchen
Bubble Wrap Easter Eggs
For those of you who just love popping bubble wrap, wait until after you have decorated your eggs. Bubble wrap can give your eggs a really cool design and you can use it to decorate them before or after you have dyed them in your chosen method. After you have finished, you can pop that bubble wrap to your heart’s desire but this project works best with bubbles that are still inflated.
Instructions – Ivillage
Crayon Shaving Easter Eggs
Every mom has crayons in her house that she just can’t bring herself to throw away. If you have broken crayons that are missing their sleeves and you just don’t really know what to do with them, use them to color your eggs. Crayon shaving Easter eggs are easy to do and great for kids. They can put as many shavings as they want and in any color combinations. The colors will meld together to create eggs that are all completely different from each other.
Instructions – Thechocolatemuffintree
Rubber Band Easter Eggs
This method incorporates traditional dyes – or you could use natural dyes if you want – with rubber bands to create a very unique look for those eggs. You will need a few rubber bands, preferably in different widths to create unique looks for each egg. Choose whatever colors you want and use as many or as few rubber bands as you choose.
Instructions – Childhoodlist
Firefly Easter Eggs
These adorable fireflies will glow in the dark and are sure to thrill the kids. They are made with plastic eggs so no hardboiled varieties are needed. They are perfect for egg hunts that are going to happen later in the evening or for decorating the outside of your home for the Easter season. A tealight makes them glow and the color depends on the plastic eggs that you choose.
Instructions – Apartmenttherapy