Try These Easy DIY Easter Egg Decoration Ideas

by Simona Terron
Easter is coming up this Sunday, and adults and kids alike look forward to the egg-citement that’s expected to explode with egg hunts, delicious food and drinks, and getting together with the whole family.

We thought we’d share a few cool, creative ideas that we spotted on Pinterest to help make the egg decoration process fun and an ideal way to bond with the kids. Doing something artistic together is a lovely way to spend some quality time with the little ones. The best part, though? Colorful egg art that can be shown off to everyone!

So, let’s get started with these exciting DIY egg decoration tricks:

SPACE EGGS by Liska Myers



Materials You Will Need:
  • Wooden eggs
  • Tempera or gouache paint (blue, purple, red and white) and brushes
  • Varnish to seal the paint (optional)
How You Need To Use Them:
  • To prevent the eggs from rolling off the table, use the compartments of an egg carton to hold them in place.
  • Make sure your layers of paint are fairly thick to provide good coverage.
  • Once the paint dries, dilute some white paint in water on a piece of paper and flick it on the eggs with a brush for a suitably starry effect.
  • Finally, if you want to seal the paint, use varnish. It will protect the surface of the eggs against water, and if they get dirty or dusty, it will be easy to wipe the dirt and dust off.  Glossy varnishes will also make the colors more vibrant and the surface smooth and shiny. But if you used tempera, make sure to use a varnish that is not water-based.

 
ONION SKIN DYED EGGS by Emma of Craftser


Materials You Will Need
:
  • Leaves, ferns and flowers
  • An old stocking
  • Onion skins
  • Rubber bands
  • Boiled eggs
How You Need To Use Them:
  • Place the leaf, fern, or flower on the egg’s surface, cover it with a piece of stocking and secure it with a rubber band so that the leaf or flower is pressed flat against the egg. Do this with as many eggs as you like.
  • Boil them in a pot with water and the onion skins for several minutes.
  • Remove them carefully from the water and let cool before you take off the rubber bands and the stockings.
  • You can rub the shells with olive oil to make them shiny or simply opt for spray lacquer instead.
 

FINGERPRINT EASTER EGG by Crafty Morning


Materials You Will Need:
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Scrapbook paper
  • A paintbrush
  • Colored sharpies
How You Need To Use Them:
  • Start by cutting a toilet paper roll into 1-2 inch slits and set the eggs on top.
  • Once the fingerprints are dry, grab some colored sharpies and add the chick’s legs, wings, eyes, and beak. For the carrot, take a green sharpie and make the green part.
  • Take a little paintbrush with white paint and dab it on the bunny’s bottom to make it look like a fluffy tail.
  • Cut up some scrapbook paper and glue it around the toilet paper rolls to make pretty little egg holders.
 

MINION EGGS by A Thrifty Mom


Materials You Will Need:
  • Boiled eggs
  • Yellow and blue paint
  • Black electrical tape
  • Glue dots
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Googly eyes
How You Need To Use Them:
  • The first step is to paint the eggs yellow on top half and blue on the bottom half.
  • Cut the black electrical tape into a thin strip and stick it to the top yellow half. 
  • Use a glue dot to stick a googly eye in place.
  • Draw on hair and a mouth with a black sharpie marker.
 

PLANT IMPRINT EGGS by The Pecks from The Oregonians


Materials You Will Need:
  • Colors, either store-bought or home-made
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Old stockings cut into five inch squares
  • Leaves from the garden
How You Need To Use Them:
  • Place the leaf, fern, or flower on the egg’s surface, cover it with a piece of stocking, and secure it with a rubber band so that the leaf or flower is pressed flat against the egg. Do this with as many eggs as you like.
  • Dip them one by one in the bowl with the dye for several minutes.
  • Remove them carefully from the water and let cool before you take off the rubber bands and the stockings.
  • You can rub the shells with olive oil to make them shiny or simply opt for spray lacquer instead.


TISSUE PAPER POLKA-DOT EGGS by Stephanie Lynn from Better Homes & Gardens


Materials You Will Need:
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Paper punch
  • Glue stick
  • Hard-boiled eggs
How You Need To Use Them:
  • Punch holes in the colored tissue paper.
  • Use a glue stick to adhere them to the hard-boiled eggs.
  • To make the polka dots easy to pick up, wet your fingertip with a damp cloth before pressing them onto your Easter eggs.

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