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10 Simple and Stellar Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

April 12, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

Easter is almost here. That means we’ll all be seeing a whole lot of one thing. Easter eggs. In houses, stores and churches. You name it, the decorated egg is a cultural icon of the holiday.

Easter eggs are super fun to decorate. In my family, it’s a tradition to always decorate eggs a couple weeks before Easter and use them to gussy up our dinner table. That being said, here are 10 creative ways to embellish eggs for Easter. They’re sure to bring a pop of unique Easter flair wherever you put them!

Most of these methods require the eggs to be dyed. Use this simple recipe and dip eggs in dye for 2-3 minutes. To make dye mix together:

  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 10-20 drops of food coloring of your choice

1. Masking tape

Before you dye, wrap a strip of masking tape around the egg. After it dries, carefully peel it off.

2. Stickers

Decorate your egg further by adding stickers.

3. Speckled

Set your egg on newspaper or a rag. Then, dip a paintbrush in some paint and randomly flick or splatter paint to achieve a speckled look.

4. Sharpies

Put your artistic skills to work and draw a design of your choice with a permanent marker.

5. Shaving cream

Instead of using regular dye, spray some shaving cream in a tin pan and add a couple of drops of food coloring. Then, swirl the cream around a little bit with a fork. Swirl the egg around in the mixture and let dry.

6. Chicks

Dye an egg yellow and draw eyes and a beak with a Sharpie.

7. Sprinkles

Dip your egg in tacky glue and then in sprinkles. Just don’t eat it!

8. Rubber bands

Before you dye your egg, put some rubber bands on it. After the egg is dry, take off the rubber bands to reveal cool geometric patterns!

9. Emojis

Dye your eggs yellow and then use a Sharpie to draw emoji faces on them.

10. Nail polish

Fill a plastic cup or bowl with room temperature water. Then add several drops of varying colors of nail polish and swirl them around with a toothpick. Finally, dip your egg into the mixture and swirl it around a bit to get a cool marbled look!

I hope you love these unique methods of decorating eggs as much as I do! Sometimes the eggs don’t turn out perfect. But that’s the magic of do-it-yourself crafting. Every mistake turns into another lovely way of showing off your creativity and personality.

So, get out there and decorate some eggs! May they bring a pop of fun to your home this season and may you have a blessed and happy Easter!

AUTHOR
Karina Rovey
Hi there. I’m Karina and I’m a sophomore in high school from Tennessee. I love Jesus, acting, playing guitar and traveling with my family. I am honored and excited to be a part of the World Changers team!
  • I love these ideas and the reminder that they don’t have to be perfect. Very cute!