10 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs with Kids
Easter is just around the corner! And I don’t know about your kids, but my daughters love decorating Easter eggs and displaying them around the house. Do you find yourself looking for Easter ideas to do with kids? Here are a few fun ways to decorate Easter eggs with kids at home.
It is always lovely to see how kids’ designs change as they grow up. Some years the Easter eggs are more intricate while other years the Easter eggs are simpler and more cohesive in colors. Making then the perfect Easter table decorations. Get the whole family involved with these easy steps to Easter Egg decorating.
First thing to do is prep your eggs before decorating them!
One of the most popular ways to dye Easter eggs is using hollow eggs. Eggs hollowed out by a needle. However, hollowed eggs can be fragile and should be handled carefully. I still remember our upbringing times sitting at the table with a full carton of a dozen eggs and mom allowing us to use them for decorating. It seems so funny to me now that I am a mom.
Things You’ll Need
Step 1. Wash and dry the egg(s).
Step 2. Give your egg(s) a good shake. Be gentle. This will make it easier for the egg to come out of the shell.
Step 3. Using a large needle, pierce both ends of the shell.
Step 4. Wiggle the needle around in a circular motion to open the holes a bit.
Step 5. Holding the egg over a bowl, blow into the large opening at one end of the egg to force the egg white and yolk out of the egg.
Step 6. Gently rinse off the shell with cold water; allow it to dry completely.
Note that if the eggs aren’t dry, the colors may run or bleed into each other.
Hollowing the eggs allows you to keep them for next year, and ensures if you break one, you won’t have a big mess to clean up.
Easter eggs can be customized in many different ways. With some common craft items such as markers, glitter, googly eyes, crayons, pipe cleaners and acrylic paint, you can customize your Easter eggs. Here are some creative ideas to give your Easter eggs some added creative flair.
Easy Egg Easter Decorating Ideas to Get You Egg-cited
Easter Egg Dye
You can purchase Easter egg dye in many craft stores and prepare it according to the package or make your own. It only takes a few minutes and a couple of ingredients.
Homemade Easter Egg Dye Recipe
- Mix 1 teaspoon vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of food coloring.
- Pour the dye into 3/4 of a cup of water.
- Use a different cup for each dye and be sure there is enough water in the cup to cover an entire egg.
Now, let me show you how to start dying Easter eggs. Use tongs, a spoon, or your hands to gently place the eggs in the dye. Remember, the longer you leave an egg in the dye, the deeper the color will get.
Allow eggs to dry completely (you can use a cake rack or a carton). After the eggs have dried, repeat the same process with another color, if desired. Again, allow eggs to dry completely.
Take your Easter egg decorating skills to the next level with glitter. Sprinkle sparkles over a freshly dyed egg for a glittery finish.
Glitter is one of those craft items every kid loves to play with. Moms maybe not so much as this craft tool can become very messy.
But also remember that glitter gives your art a special flare that brings smiles to people’s faces. And this art happens just once a year!
Sticker Egg Design
You may have tons of stickers at home already. Grab stickers of all sizes and designs. Have your kids dye the Easter eggs first if they wish and once, they are all dry let them place stickers as they wish.
This is a very fun activity, and you’ll notice how much kids love sharing their favorite stickers with you. It makes fun Easter centerpieces for the dinner table and a great addition to go inside your kids Easter basket. Here are some of our favorite Easter baskets.
Everyone loves a cute marble design. When getting ready to dye your Easter eggs mix 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the dye to create a marble effect on your Easter eggs.
The final look is very classy and elegant. You’ll want to keep those Easter eggs longer on your kitchen table or kitchen counter.
Eggs Painted with Acrylic Paints
This can be done on dyed Easter eggs or not. You will still need to wash your eggs and let them fully dry.
Once dry, paint the egg using acrylic paints. Use paint brushes, small makeup or craft sponges, and even cotton balls work great for painting your Easter eggs with acrylic paint.
You can also sponge paint small designs on the eggs using a stencil.
Note using stencils may be more of an advanced technique, but some kids are up for the challenge and master it perfectly.
Shaving Cream Easter Egg
Easter egg decorating is such a fun activity and these shaving cream Easter eggs idea does just that.
Dyeing Easter eggs with shaving cream only has five steps and makes little to no mess which means cleanup will be a breeze.
Kids can dye their eggs while you try to get work done or cook dinner. It also uses everyday household items, so you don’t have to drop a dime on any extra ingredients.
You can stick to monochromatic colors or add in every hue of the rainbow to make these shaving cream Easter eggs.
Either way, they will turn out great and everyone who sees them will be stunned.
Steps for Shaving Cream Easter Egg Decor
Because dye easily stains, we suggest using a pair of gloves to dip the eggs into the shaving cream.
Step 1. Wash and dry the egg(s).
Step 2. Once the eggs have fully dried, place them in a bowl of white vinegar. Fully submerge the eggs and let them soak for about 20 minutes. This helps the dye stick to the eggs better.
Step 3. While the eggs are soaking, grab a shallow glass baking dish. Fill with a thick layer of shaving cream (an inexpensive drugstore shaving cream works fine) and then add the dye colors you wish to use. Using a toothpick, blend the dyes together to create unique patterns and designs.
Step 4. Once the eggs have been removed from vinegar and dried, get to decorating. Set an egg gently on top of the surface of the shaving cream, then slowly roll the sides of the egg so that the egg is completely coated.
Step 5. Place the eggs on a paper towel or in a pan, to dry for 20 minutes.
Step 6. After 20 minutes, wipe off any excess shaving cream. If they’re still wet, don’t remove anything until the shaving cream is completely dry, as that could smudge the patterns and ruin your eggs.
Step 7. Once all of the eggs have been wiped, dip each egg individually into a small bowl of water to remove any excess and pat dry.
Place the eggs back in their original cartons or arrange them in a nice display for your friends and family to admire. To make them really shine, rub a tiny bit of vegetable oil on them to give them some sparkle.
Cool Whip Marble Easter Eggs
Make marble Easter eggs designs using Cool Whip. Follow the same steps as with the shaving cream Easter egg technique shared above.
Watercolor Floral Easter Eggs
Grab your favorite watercolor paint, small paint brushes and paint your favorite garden over an egg.
A dyed egg can be a blank canvas for a watercolor garden.
Paint small X’s with dots in the centers in a selection of about 3-5 different colors and watch a garden bloom right in front of your eyes.
This is one of the easiest and most fun ways to decorate an Easter egg.
First water down acrylic paint or use watercolor paint.
Using a toothbrush flick the watered-down acrylic paint across (dry) eggs. The eggs can be already dyed or kept in its original color.
Washi Tape Easter Egg
We all have a few rolls of washi tape at home. They come in all sorts of colors and in a wide variety of designs.
Washi tape adheres easily to the egg and takes its form very well too.
This is a mess free activity since there is no paint involved or dying needed. As a mom I love a messy free kid’s activity.
We hope you have enjoyed all of these Easter ideas for decorating Easter eggs with your kids. There are so many ways to go about decorating Easter eggs. Decorating anything with kids is bound to get messy.
Here is a non-messy Easter egg idea. Consider adding an edible Easter egg decor option into the mix this year. We especially love this recipe of Easter Eggs made with Rice Krispies filled with your favorite sweets. However, you decide to decorate Easter eggs with your kids this year remember to keep it fun for everyone. Happy Easter to you and your family!