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Easter Egg Decorations, Make it Easy

Updated on April 4, 2016

The Easter celebration is coming up soon, and it is time to begin to decorate the home for the occasion. One of the most traditional decorative motifs of Easter are the eggs.

Although you can buy artificial Easter eggs decorated, it is more fun and rewarding to make the Easter egg decorations for oneself.

Decorate our Easter eggs, can become a family tradition. It is an activity that can be carried out by everyone, and especially by the children.

In addition, for the children the decoration of Easter eggs is a good way to entertain them.

The most important to make sure that we will not have problems, is the proper preparation of the materials. The eggs that traditionally are used are the hen eggs. It is convenient to extract of them the content.

Easter Egg Decorations.
Easter Egg Decorations.

To empty the eggs, a small hole is made with the tip of a needle at one end of the egg, and a slightly larger hole at the other end.

Holding the egg over a bowl, blow through the small hole and all the content will come out from the other side. If you do not wish to empty the eggs, anyway you can use them.

Empty or not, the next step is to boil them and to allow them to dry off (unless you use natural dyes, see below).

The boiled shells will be more resistant to the manipulation. Place the eggs in a large pot, add cold water to completely cover the eggs. Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and cook the eggs over low heat for 9-10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and fill it with cold water. The eggs must be completely cold and dry in order to decorate them with success.

To decorate the eggs you can use two techniques:

  • Paint
  • Dye

Painting Easter Eggs
Painting Easter Eggs

Decorate The Easter Eggs Painting

The eggs can be painted with various materials, from permanent markers to tempera paint. They can also be painted with spray paint.

If you have emptied the eggs, to be able to paint the whole surface of the egg more easily, you can traverse the egg with a small wooden stick (like a brochette stick) through the holes.

Once it has dried the painting, you can optionally give a hand of transparent varnish.

Dyeing Easter Eggs
Dyeing Easter Eggs

Decorate The Easter Eggs Dyeing

The shells of the eggs can be dyed using food coloring or using natural dyes, obtained from the vegetables. If you do not known how to dye easter eggs with food coloring, follow these steps:

  • In a cup (preferable of paper), pour hot water halfway of the cup (a cup for each color)
  • Add a teaspoon of vinegar and the food coloring, stir well
  • Insert the egg in the cup, the longer it stays in the cup, the darker the color obtained

To dye the eggs with natural dyes, follow these steps (if you will use this method, does not boil them previously):

  • Place in a pot all the eggs that you want to dye of the same color
  • Add water until cover them
  • Add a teaspoon of vinegar and the natural dye
  • Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. The longer you cook them, the darker the color

Once dyed, take them out of the cup or the pot with a spoon and let them dry in the egg cartons or on a newspaper.

How To Obtain The Desired Color

fresh beets
canned blueberries
ground turmeric
fresh spinach
the outer layers of onions, tea or coffee

Decoration Designs

Coloring Easter eggs painting them, gives us the possibility to make any design we prefer. On the other hand, dyed eggs are of one color.

Although once dyed or painted, the eggs can be decorated sticking ribbons, glitter, small pieces of paper or stickers, it is also possible to achieve beautiful decoration effects when dyed the eggs. For this, on the egg shell a design is done before inserting the egg in the cup.

(Note: This technique is carried out with previously boiled eggs, that will be dyed with food coloring in cold)

Designs with rubber bands

Wrap the cooked egg with rubber bands and dip it into the dye.

Once dry, remove the rubber bands. The parts of the egg that were covered with the rubber bands will not be colored.

Once removed the rubber bands, you can put the egg in a different color dye if you want.

Designs with wax crayon

Make a drawing or write a text in the shell of the egg with wax crayon and dip it into the dye.

When taking out the egg, the shell will be dyed except where you drew with wax.

Designs with stickers

Stick small stickers on the shell and dip it into the dye. Once dry, remove the stickers.

Marble designs

Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil or olive oil to the dye, mix quickly with a spoon and quickly dip the egg in and out of the dye.

You can also let the egg dry and re-dip in a second color.

Remove the excess oil of the surface of the egg with a paper towel.


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    Jeroen Wolfers   Egg Painting
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