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Easter Egg Decorating & Painting: Fun and Creative Easter Egg Projects and Ideas

Updated on June 19, 2013
Ribbon Easter Eggs with Chicks.
Ribbon Easter Eggs with Chicks. | Source

Easter Eggs

Get inspired for the annual tradition of decorating Easter eggs with these unique creations. Be sure to check out all of the fabulous holiday inspiration linked up this week!

It is closing in on the time of year where the tradition of decorating Easter eggs and the massive egg hunt that follows.

Easter is such a fun time of year and there are so many things you can do to have fun with the holiday, from painting lovely springtime paintings, to creative Easter Egg Cake Pops.

In the end though, the tried and true annual tradition for Easter celebration, without the religious end of things, is the Easter egg decorating and hunt.

Beautiful colored Easter eggs.
Beautiful colored Easter eggs. | Source

Decorating Eggs

It is easy to create unique and creative Easter eggs without sticking with Paas Easter egg dye, which can still be very pretty in itself.

If you plan to decorate, you need to make sure you are not using raw eggs.

Imagine a 3 year old little girl wearing a beautiful pink Easter dress and white patent leather shoes picking up one of your beautifully decorated Easter eggs and squeezing a little too hard -- whoops!

Egg yolk all over that little girl's Easter dress.

Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter
Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter | Source

Boiling Easter Eggs

How to prepare eggs for Easter egg decorating (How to Hard Boil an Egg):

  1. Line your pot with various eggs and pour cold water over them.
    (Adding them after the water boils will crack your egg.)
  2. Heat water to boiling.
  3. Boil for 10-12 minutes for hard boiled eggs.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Decorate as seen fit.

Blue, pink and silver Glitter Easter Eggs in Pink Bunny Egg Holder
Blue, pink and silver Glitter Easter Eggs in Pink Bunny Egg Holder | Source
Blue Glitter Easter Egg
Blue Glitter Easter Egg | Source

Sparkling Glitter Eggs (Non-Edible Eggs)

Oh I love things shiny and sparkling like glitter! Take an Easter themed Rolo candies and use them as metallic egg stands that match your bling eggs.

Craftaholics Anonymous has a wonderful tutorial on how to make these wonderful styled eggs.

So grab these supplies and head on over to see how to shine these Easter Sunday!

  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper mache eggs
  • Plastic Cups (1 for each glitter color)
  • Decoupage sealing glue (they recommend against Mod Podge because of the stickiness and odors)

Golden Glitter Easter Egg
Golden Glitter Easter Egg | Source
Hot Pink Glitter
Hot Pink Glitter | Source

Sparkling Glitter Eggs (Edible Glitter Eggs)

Over at Moms Budget they show you how to Make Your Own Glitter Easter Eggs and actually have them be edible instead of paper mache.

Supplies you will need:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Glitter
  • Food Coloring
  • White Craft Glue
  • As many hard-boiled eggs as your heart desires!

Colored eggs in basket
Colored eggs in basket | Source
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Electrical tape and Easter Eggs?

This is an interesting way of decorating Easter eggs shown as a photo tutorial that is definitely worth a share!

What you will need:

  • Paas Easter Egg Dye Kit
  • Electrical Tape
  • Paper towels

Let's get to work! Follow the photos to the right for a visual guide.

Yes, electrical tape and Easter eggs!

By cutting a cool pattern on the electrical tape, you can wrap it around the egg to give it a unique design.

Just dip the egg in the dye up to the pattern of the tape and hold until the lower half of the egg is darkened to the shade you desire.

Step 5 - Blot with paper towel and enjoy the unique creation!
Step 5 - Blot with paper towel and enjoy the unique creation! | Source
Big Eared Bunny
Big Eared Bunny | Source

Easter Egg Animals

Who doesn't love making little animals out of Easter eggs?

Martha Stewart featured on her website this interesting idea and aptly named them "Egg Creatures" from Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 21 2006.

She gives instruction for a country cow, big eared bunny, lovely ladybug, puddly pigs, cheeky chickens, and bumbly bees -- so very cute!

She even provides excellent templates to go by!

Supplies:

  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Felt
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Thread
  • Crepe Paper

Grab these supplies and check see what you, and Martha, can rustle up this year!

Egg Creatures : Big Eared Bunnies
Egg Creatures : Big Eared Bunnies | Source

Rubber Band Easter Dyed Eggs

Rubber Band Easter Egg
Rubber Band Easter Egg | Source

First Palette gives a great tutorial on dyeing Easter eggs with rubber bands.

You can get amazing patterns in your dyed eggs if you just apply rubber bands before dipping them in your dye cups.

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Rubber Bands
  • White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring -- Liquid

Take those supplies and check out the how to here!

Beautiful patterns!
Beautiful patterns! | Source

Easter Egg Dyeing

Will you dye your eggs this year?

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Traditional

And there is always the traditional way of doing things!

If you can't get an Easter egg decorating kit with the colored tablets, you can go the liquid food coloring method which I outline below.

Supplies:

  • White vinegar
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Small bowls, or cups.
  • Water
  • Food coloring - liquid

Colorful Easter Eggs
Colorful Easter Eggs | Source
Paas Dyed Easter Eggs
Paas Dyed Easter Eggs | Source

Instructions:

  • Fill cups and bowls to about 2/3 full with water. If you do too much you will have overflow.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to your water (if you have more than 1 cup of water, use 1tsp for each cup)
  • Add drops of food color until you're happy with the hue. (I usually get happy with the hue and then add 2 more drops... I find that tends to make the eggs the color I was originally happy with).
  • Slowly lower your eggs into the cups of dye. (use a tablespoon to get them out of the dye)
  • Let dry.

Tip: Wipe vegetable oil over your freshly dyed eggs for a glossy finish!

How to Dye With Food Coloring

Happy Easter!
Happy Easter! | Source

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      There are so many cute ideas here! I can't even begin to pick a favorite. Thanks for the great suggestions.

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      Randomcreative: You are most welcome, I hope you are able to find a great project for your Easter this year!

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      Janice S 4 years ago

      Cute ideas! I love the Easter bunny eggs :)

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      I'm so happy you enjoy it janices7! I had never thought of making my eggs into Easter animals before until I learned of Martha Stewart's craft way. My memory only goes back to putting Paas Dyed Eggs into paper rings that had animals colored on them.

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