One of my favorite parts about spring is celebrating Easter. And with Easter, comes the necessity of making Easter eggs. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed decorating eggs a number of different ways — but the traditionally dyed hard boiled eggs, along with hand-blown eggs, are my favorites.
I’ll get into the details of how we do things in a little bit, but first I wanted to help inspire you for the Easter egg decorating season. So I’ll be sharing some images of Easter Eggs decorated in ten different ways!
But first, a little teaser about what we’re doing this year with our Easter eggs. This one is my own concoction — and I’ll be sharing in more detail (with pictures) sometime in the next few weeks. But, it’s actually not too complicated to adhere a photo to an Easter egg. And if you combined this with the hand-blown egg process, it could be an adorable Easter gift for grandparents to receive!
Each of these ten different ideas for decorating was actually based on a different stock photo that I came across while looking for some images to use — and once inspiration struck, I couldn’t help myself.
So, rather than recreate each of the photos myself, I decided to share these “found photographs” (which are, of course, used with permission from Pixabay.com).
Now, without further ado, let’s get onto the 10 ways you can decorate Easter eggs!
1. Decorate Easter eggs with seed beads.
I haven’t done this myself, but I loved the look of these Easter eggs that had been decorated with seed beads. What a unique and creative way to decorate Easter eggs! Now, this activity might be suited for older kids or adults, but I could see adapting the activity to be suitable for younger kids by using pony beads or sequins.
2. Use pearls and silver cording to decorate Easter eggs.
This option also caught my eye as an alternate Easter egg method. I imagine you’d use hot glue or something to easily adhere the pearls and the silver cord (or ribbon). This activity would be doable for younger kids, although you might want to leave off the cording (or maybe put that on prior to having your kids get started.
3. Tried and true – just dye your Easter eggs.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with dying Easter eggs solid colors. When put together, they look fantastic and add cheer to any Easter basket. I’ve always used either an Easter egg kit or normal food coloring to dye Easter eggs, but I hear there are some fun natural food dyes you can use as well.
4. Crochet Easter egg decorations.
If you or your kids likes to work with yarn, you could always try your hand at making crochet Easter eggs. This intricate lace egg ornament caught my eye, and I imagine it took quite a lot of time and skill to create. But, there are simpler patterns for eggs made from yarn too. Here is a pattern I found on Amazon for Elegant Easter Eggs (#afflink).
5. Make hand-blown Easter egg ornaments
This is one of my favorite ways to do Easter eggs. You poke two holes in a raw egg (one at each end), and gently blow into one hole…and the raw egg will come out the other hole… giving you a hollow eggshell you can decorate in any way you like. You could dye the shells, paint them, the sky’s the limit. If you want, you can also thread a slim ribbon through the holes in the eggshell to make an Easter ornament that can be hung anywhere!
6. Draw wax patterns on Easter eggs.
You can paint intricate patterns on an Easter egg, of course. The wax application will keep the dye from taking in certain areas, allowing subsequent dips in dye to add to the different color patterns. The ones in this photo are on the simpler side, but still reminiscent of pysanky (extremely intricate Hungarian eggs that can take 80 hours to complete). Last year, we used white crayon to draw on the eggs before dying them — Toby’s pattern at that point was an abstract squiggle. It still turned out to be cute (at least for anyone related to Toby!).
7. Write words on plain eggs.
I found this photo with words written on eggs — they’re in German, and in case you’re wondering, the words are the names of different colors (green, red, blue, etc). I thought a neat extension of this would be to write each child’s name on a set of eggs before hiding them for the Easter egg hunt. You know, to make things more fair. But you could also write Bible verses or other things of significance too.
8. Make smiley face Easter eggs.
I thought this one was really cute! Especially with the googly eyes, don’t you think? The facial features could be painted on or drawn with crayon/marker. I think this take on Easter eggs could be a great activity for kids of any age. Use glue for the eyes, or maybe frosting if you wanted it to be more food safe.
9. Paint intricate designs on Easter eggs.
These eggs are somewhat similar in intricacy to the wax resist eggs, but only require one session in the dye bath. Then you would use paint to add in all the other traditional detailing and patterns. Younger kids could make simpler patterns, or even just stripes of paint.
10. Make ribbon-wrapped Easter eggs.
I love this concept. It’s easy to do, and looks really classy. Plus, there’s no need to work with messy dyes or paint. You just need some lengths of ribbon and maybe some glue or frosting to stick things together. Don’t these look neat?
What are your ideas?
If you have more ideas on how to decorate Easter eggs, I’d love to hear them! Please share in the comments section below!
Creative Easter Activities for Kids
This post is part of the Creative Activities for Kids monthly blog hop.
- DIY Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers & Preschoolers from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
- Spring Tot Trays from Something 2 Offer
- Washi Tape Easter Egg Sticker by Teach me Mommy
- An invitation to decorate Easter Cards from Multicraftingmummy
- Resurrection Garden Sensory Play from Schooling a Monkey
- PEEPS Candy Science from Schooling a Monkey
- PEEPS Engineering Activities from Schooling a Monkey
- Messy Play: Dyeing Easter Eggs from Schooling a Monkey
- Easter Tuff Spot Play from Adventures of Adam
- Bunny Books and Sight Word Games from My Bright Firefly
- Natural Materials Easter Craft for Kids from Fun With A Message
- Easter Egg Puffy Paint, with a Montessori Twist! from Study at Home Mama