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7 Creative and Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs!

Easter is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it! One of the many things I love about Easter is decorating eggs with my kids. They absolutely love it and it’s a fun activity to get the kids away from the television and into doing something creative! Here’s a round up of some unique and new ideas to decorate Easter eggs this year.egg ideas

dots-and-shapes-eggs

 

Before dyeing, place stickers such as dots, chicks, rabbits, flowers or other springtime favorites on the eggs. Once dry, remove stickers.

 

 

 

two-tone-eggs

 

Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another. Or, dip each half of the egg in the color for different lengths of time, creating different shades of the same color.

 

 

stripes-eggs

 

Before dyeing, place rubber bands on the eggs to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove rubber bands.

 

 

 

personalized-eggs

 

Draw zig zags or pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing. Pen your guests’ initials to use as place cards for an Easter-themed brunch!

 

 

 

marbled-eggs

 

Mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 to 8 drops food color in shallow bowl. Gently roll egg in mixture until desired shade. Transfer egg to second color mixture, repeat process. Allow egg to dry then wipe away excess oil with paper towel.

 

Source: www.mccormick.com

 

stencileggsStencil Eggs!

Materials Needed:
Craft Punch
Vinyl Sheets, by C-thru from Duall.com
Cotton swabs
Food Coloring
Black Dye
Circle Stickers

Step 1– Use a craft punch on vinyl and the shape’s border becomes a stencil.

Step 2– Apply stencil to the egg, rubbing the inside edge for a good seal. Using a cotton swab, dab undiluted food coloring inside stencil; let dry before removing stencil.

 Step 3– To create a dark egg, make red and blue dots first, and then smooth circle stickers onto the shell. After a dip in inky-black dye, the stickers are removed.

Source: www.marthastewart.com

 

 

eggsPSusie’s Psychedelic Easter Eggs

Materials Needed:

One egg dye kit
1 Dozen hard boiled eggs
Vinegar
Melted butter

Instructions:
Step 1- Make the egg dye almost according to instructions, which should resemble the following – Drop tablet into 3 Tbsp.vinegar and let dissolve.
Step 2- When the dye tablet is completely dissolved, add 1/2 cup HOT water (very important to use HOT water, not cold). Then add a teaspoon or two of melted margarine to each bowl of color.
Step 3- Now dunk an egg! The egg will instantly receive a beautiful whirling design as the margarine does a random resist.

Step 4- Wipe any excess oil from the eggs. Now marvel at the wonder of your skill!

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8 Comments

  1. These look like so much fun! Decorating eggs was my favorite part of easter growing up, I can’t wait until I have kids and can do this with them

    1. JustOneMommysOpinion

      The striped eggs are my favorite! So much fun for the kiddos to try.

  2. cute ideas, the rubberband idea is neat! I love to dye eggs, but not a fan of eating them. great post!

    1. JustOneMommysOpinion

      I’m not a huge fan of eating hard boiled eggs either. But my husband and kids love them, so it works out 🙂

  3. I love the dot eggs. I will try these tricks.

    1. JustOneMommysOpinion

      I love the dots too! So cute and festive

  4. I love these ideas. These eggs are gorgeous and they look like a lot of fun to make. Thank you so much for giving me an outside the box way of decorating eggs this year with my kids.

    1. JustOneMommysOpinion

      You’re welcome! I love the holidays and any excuse to do fun diy crafts with my kids 🙂

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