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Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

Published March 18, 2015        by Matt

Tips for decorating easter eggs

Crafting Beautiful Easter Eggs

There is nothing like decorating Easter eggs to get you in the holiday spirit - unless it's eating a few cream-filled chocolate eggs! We are all familiar with the egg decorating kits that you can buy in any grocery or discount store in March or April, and they can help us make colorful, fun decorations.

But if you want a change, or to try something a little more sophisticated and crafty, check out these great tips. You'll have some stunning Easter baskets, and a terrific time.

Go Glam

Tips for decorating easter eggs
Image by myklroventine on Flickr

Eggs-tra Glam

Sequined eggs add a touch of star-studded glamour to your Easter celebrations.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown out
  • Glitter dust
  • Sequins
  • Paper plate
  • Glue

To make:

Start by putting a layer of glitter dust on your paper plate. Then, simply brush the blown-out eggs with glue. You can make a thinner, brush-able glue solution by adding a little water to regular white glue-all, like Elmer's. While wet, roll the egg in the glitter dust. You can stop there for a glitzy egg, or you can apply sequins using a dab of glue.

Fistful of Glitter - On an Egg

Eggs Aren't Just for Chicks

Easter chick
Image by Katie@! on Flickr

Dig it.

If you have children, they will love making Easter eggs into animals.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown-out
  • Basic egg dye kit
  • Craft felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Black permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Other fun animal craft accents, like pipe cleaners and tiny pompoms (optional)

To make:

Begin by dying the eggs. Solid colors work wonderfully and are easiest. Let them dry completely. While they are drying, set up your felt squares, googly eyes, and other animal accents, with scissors and white glue within reach. Have your children create their own egg pets. Great ones to try include penguins, chicks, dogs, cats, and, of course, bunnies.

Reuse Christmas Tissue Paper

tissue paper
Image by cayusa on Flickr

Recycling at it's Best

You probably have more than your share of tissue paper from gifts. Put it to good use to make beautiful Easter eggs.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown-out
  • Modge Podge Decoupage mixture (or cheat! Mix Elmer's white glue with water until it is a consistency that can be brushed onto the eggs - it is much less expensive.)
  • Tissue paper (bright colors and/or metallic finishes are great).

To Make:

Start by tearing up your tissue paper into small pieces. This is the fun part! Then, make your glue mixture and brush it onto the egg. While wet, put pieces of tissue paper on top. Let this dry, and then put another coat of glue/Modge Podge on top. Let dry. There you have a funky decoupage egg.

Note: You can also cut out images from clipart or magazines and decoupage these to the egg. This works beautifully, as you can see here.

Hand me a Tissue - Let's Decorate Eggs!

Go Acrylic

Image by oskay on Flickr

Abstract & Beautiful

This egg idea is even easier than dying your eggs with a kit.

Image by oskay on Flickr

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown-out
  • Aluminum foil
  • Acrylic paint

To make:

Start by crumpling and un-crumpling a big piece of aluminum foil. Choose your acrylic paint color and coat the foil. Put the egg in the middle of the foil and wrap it loosely. Press the foil against the egg - gently! Remove the egg and let the paint dry completely. You can then get more squares of foil, more paint, and repeat the process with other colors. The result is a gorgeous, dynamic, fun egg decoration.

Image by kwbridge on Flickr's Creative Commons
Image by kwbridge on Flickr's Creative Commons

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Try More

You can find other great egg decorating techniques all over the internet, they're all over the place.  If you're tired of the egg dying kits, try the light bulb sleeve technique, the bubble package technique, or the string technique...

The results are sure to be unique, and you can create beautiful Easter decorations. Don't forget to make some Easter cookies too! Now go out there and have some fun!