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Mess Free Easter Egg Decorating Kits

Updated on January 3, 2012
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Keith Schroeder writes The Wealthy Accountant blog with 30 years experience in the tax field. He is the tax adviser of Mr. Money Mustache.

Easter is a magical time of the year for kids and adults. The longer days and warmer weather improves everyone’s mood. Easter, in the minds of many, is the dividing line between winter and spring.

My whole family can’t wait for Easter. Hollow chocolate rabbits, marshmallow chicks, and eggs decorated in every color are the highlights of my home. The kids enjoy the jelly beans and chocolate; I prefer the colorful hard-boiled eggs. The family time together feels as good as Christmas, only the temperatures are warmer.

I want to share with you how I handle egg decorating in my home, how we eliminate the mess that comes with egg decorating. The fun is never diminished, only the mess. I am a proud dad listening to my children laugh and giggle; mom is happy there is no mess to clean up.


The most important part of egg decorating is preparation. The youngsters want to dive right in, but a little preparation on your part can cut the mess. Having all supplies and already boiled eggs is a start. The real mess is in the coloring of the eggs. I found that using puppy training pads as each child's work area soaks up any spills. Newspaper and paper towels allow the dye to soak through. Puppy training pads soak up any mess for easy disposal.

Work Zone

I have an egg station for each child to prevent fighting or frustration from waiting turns. Since I prefer dyed eggs over the plastic wrapped eggs we make a good supply of dye colored eggs. Each child is allowed to color and dye any design they want. A puppy training pad is the work area for each work zone.

Colored wax is shared while a dish of each color is provided for each two children. This keeps the kids occupied without waiting to dip an egg into a color. The youngest children get help from mom and dad while the older ones are more reserved, coloring each egg with greater detail.

Easter Eggs

Clean Up

Since there is little to no mess, clean up is a snap. The puppy training pads are folded and disposed of. The dished are washed while the eggs dry. The kids are happy and mom and dad enjoyed stress-free, mess-free time with the kids.

Hope my family Easter egg decorating program works for you and your family.


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