The Eggs Have It: Creative Ways to Decorate Eggs

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Egg decorating is the perfect time to let your creativity run wild. Start with the basic inexpensive kits, like those from Paas or Dudley and then improvise. Instead of splurging on fancy kits, find things around your house and be all sorts of artistic when you decorate eggs.

Here’s how to add some flair to your Easter eggs.

  • Dye eggs while they’re still warm. It’ll help the dye to dry quicker. And don’t skip the vinegar. Adding vinegar to your dye creates a more vibrant color.
  • Use your white crayon. It’s the perfect way to personalize your eggs with names and initials. The dye won’t soak in to any area with crayon.
  • Re-purpose leftover stickers. Want a polka dot egg? Small round stickers (like you’d use in a garage sale) can be placed on the egg before dipping in the dye. Star and heart-shaped stickers make cute designs, as well. Just be sure to apply firmly so dye can’t seep underneath the stickers.
  • Grab some rubber bands. Place a bunch randomly around the egg before dipping, and you’ll end up with a cool design after you take them off. Be sure the dye dries completely first.
  • Make funny faces. Start by dyeing eggs in a solid vibrant yellow color—think the traditional smiley face color. When they’re dry, use a black fine line Sharpie to create different faces (one for every family member?) and place them in a basket with Easter grass for a cute display of an egg “family.”
  • Skip the dye and use crayon shavings. While your eggs are still very warm after boiling, place them in disposable bowls with crayon shavings. The shavings will melt when they come into contact with the hot shell. Use a toothpick to prod and roll the egg around if it’s too hot for little hands. You’ll end up with a cool tie-dye effect.

Love these creative ways to decorate eggs? Then show off your egg-cellent works of art and use a variety of candlesticks to display your favorites. Hard-boiled eggs can be stored for up to seven days in the fridge.



33 thoughts on “The Eggs Have It: Creative Ways to Decorate Eggs

  1. I love this article it gives helpful tips on the how to for excellent Easter eggs and also good ideas aside from the usual dye most people use for coloring eggs, would be really fun to use for every year with your children

  2. Stickers are a fantastic idea (maybe cute bunny shaped ones!), and I’d never thought of using crayon shavings instead of dye! I’m going to try it!

  3. These are some awesome ideas! I’ve never heard of doing the tips and tricks I just read here. I love it! I’m going to be doing these this weekend with the kids. I really wanted to do something creative and new this year, and I just found it! Thanks so much for the tops and ideas. This Easter will be a success!

  4. These are WONDERFUL ideas!! The white crayon and the rubber band tricks can produce endless creative possibilities. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I love the look of those eggs! it looks like it would be so hard to do though. A great idea for decorations on Easter and cheap!

  6. I love the colorful eggs – we make tye dye shirts with the rubber bands and never thought to use them on the eggs. Awesome idea – thank you

  7. I really wish I would have seen this earlier. I love those ideas. I saw where you can dye eggs with natural food products like beet juice and onion peels.

  8. Man,I so wish I had seen this earlier! I’m saving these ideas for next year! I love the butterfly and hearts eggs!

  9. I love this. Wish I didn’t move away from my immediate family. My niece would love participating in such activities. My son is 2 but he is not verbal yet and still slowly developing. I hope next year I can try these ideas out with my son and even better with my niece as well.

  10. My kids stick stickers on EVERYtHING so finally their talents can be used productively on something that won’t take me hours to figure out how to remove it without doing damage.

  11. I had forgotten some of these tips. My Mom used to use crayons to dye eggs. Thanks for reminding me and also thanks for the other ideas.

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