First, a confession: I don’t really enjoy decorating Easter eggs. Well full confession: I don’t really enjoy any sort of crafting with my kids at all. I fully believe this is why God invented grandparents. But maybe you are one of those amazing craft loving moms. Or maybe you just want to forward this post on to Grandma. No judging here.
Anyway, with the Easter season upon us, I thought it would be nice to roundup some of the fun ways you can decorate Easter eggs with your kids.
1. Fingerprint Eggs:
This idea from Sassy Dealz is so adorable (totally digging the toilet paper roll holders) and pretty simple. With your help even the littlest kid can pull off a fingerprint. If you want to really knock it out of the park you could save them each year to remember how teeny tiny your kid’s fingers used to be.
2. Sharpie Tie-Dyed Eggs
Sharpies are like a forbidden fruit in our house. My kids desperately want to use them but I try to avoid letting them anywhere near permanent markers. But for these eggs from Housing a Forest, they get to use Sharpies till their heart’s content. Oh Happy Day!!
3. Shaving Cream Dyed Eggs:
There is nothing more awesome than your mom telling you to make a giant mess. Sticking your hands in a pile of dyed shaving cream and squishing an egg around in it? Mom of the year award is coming your way for sure. This is a crazy easy method and the eggs turn out really cool. Thanks to A Thrifty Mom.
4. Chalkboard Eggs
I happen to have some chalkboard spray paint lying around (Pinterest will make you buy crazy things) so this one would be so easy to pull off. It’s Overflowing uses actual paint, but spray paint would be even easier. The best part about these is that you can decorate them over and over.
5. Polka Dot Easter Eggs
I love all things polka dot. And yes these do involve glitter (the herpes of the craft world), but Domestifluff also gives a great tutorial at the end of her post about how to make these using decorative sugar. Still messy, but less likely to stick to every single surface imaginable and make your life a living you know what.
6. Glitter Eggs
Yes, I know what I just said. But maybe you love glitter. And maybe these sparkly eggs are hard to resist (I gotta admit, they kind of are. Plus Totally The Bomb makes it crazy easy. Maybe this time the glitter wouldn’t be so bad…….
7. Melted Crayon Eggs
I came across one idea for melted crayon eggs that literally had you melting crayons and rolling your eggs in them. Seems like an incredibly messy way to get burned fingers. Thankfully this idea from S.A.S Interiors is much simpler. Again, this could be done easily with really little kids and is much more fun than plain colored eggs.
8. Drip Art Eggs
I think this one has the potential to be quite messy, but I absolutely love the look of these metallic paints and the rainbow colors it makes. Red Ted Art calls it drip art and I think the finished products would make a gorgeous centerpiece.
9. Silk Dyed Easter Eggs
Okay so this one is really more for the grownup crafters. Simply head to your local thrift store, gather up some pretty ties and these gorgeous, swoon worthy eggs can be yours. It is a process that takes some time, but I think the results are well worth it. Head over to mama. papa. bubba to see the close up finished project. Gorgeous!
10. Color By Number Easter Eggs
This idea from No Time For Flash Cards is so fun because it incorporates egg decorating and MATH!! Perfect for home schooling families or anyone who wants to sneak a little math into their kid’s day. Simply number your Sharpies, roll the dice, count and color. How fun is that?
I have lots more fun Easter ideas and recipes over on my Easter Pinterest page. Make sure to check that out!