4 Easy Easter Egg Ideas

4 Easy Easter Egg Ideas
When it comes to decorating Easter eggs you can let your creativity go wild.  Unique Easter eggs are not all that difficult to come up with once you’ve got the basics down.

How to make Easter eggs

To prepare the eggs for dying you can either hard-boil the eggs (they won’t last very long) or you can use an egg blower to empty it out.  I used hard-boiled eggs for these Easter eggs since I don’t have an egg blower, this method is better for egg decorating with kids anyway.
 
I’m far from being an advanced egg decorator so I think these ideas are fairly simple for any skill level to follow along and uses items you most likley have around your house anyway.
 
The most common way to decorate an Easter egg is to just dye it a simple colour.  This is the base for the Easter Eggs I decorated so we will start there.

You will need a small bowl or plastic container filled with water.  Add about 1/2 TBSP of white vinegar and a few drops of food colouring.  Once your egg has reached the shade you are looking for remove it with a spoon and then pat dry with a paper towel.   Easy enough.
 
How to make easter eggs


The first egg I decorated was the animal print egg.  For this one I used a base dye of blue & green to create a teal egg.  I then used Hoch by Julep (a creme turqoise) to paint spots on the egg.  I let the polish dry for about 15 minutes then I used black polish to paint incomplete circles around the edges of the spots to create the look.



The next Easter egg idea also utilises nail polish; specifically a matte polish (black) and a crackle polish (hot pink).  I realised after that it would have looked better had I taped off the stripe so in the future I would do that before painting the stripe.  The key to a good crackle effect is to get a few good coats of the base on first.  Then you want to paint the crackle on as thick as you can while the base is still tacky. 

The third egg is an alternative to etching wax onto an egg prior to dying.  To achieve this look I used clear polish and painted where I wanted the egg to stay white and then dyed the egg.  A third way to achieve this look is to wrap your egg with rubber bands then dye the egg ensuring the dye is completely dry before removing.  If you are doing this one with kids, try white crayons rather than the other options.  It’s a little easier and way more kid friendly.



To decorate the fourth egg, after removing it initially from the dye, I added more dye to create a darker purple and added a tbsp of oil and swirled it around.  I then rolled the egg around in it and then added a drop more of red food colouring and blue food colouring to create the splatters.  I then carefully patted it dry with a paper towel.


Easy to make and so pretty & unique! 

Do you decorate Eggs for Easter?

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Comments

  1. says

    lol! I love it! What a great way to use some of my old polishes that are getting thick or I just dont like anymore – like my black crackle!

  2. Anonymous says

    Stacey L

    thanks for sharing the great tips for decorating eggs for Easter. this is the first Easter my kids are old enough to decorate them I super excited.

  3. Darlene Schuller says

    What a fabulous idea with the nail polish! I never would’ve thought of it. We decorate eggs yearly and leave them in a basket on our kitchen table for a few days over easter.

  4. Alexa Nernberg says

    Your Easter eggs are very pretty and I hope to follow your instructions to make my own in the near future. Thank you for sharing your craft ideas with your readers.

  5. Kathy Lane says

    With Easter coming up before to long I am looking for some new ideas for coloring eggs.These are very pretty.Thanks I will be using your ideas.

  6. Darlene Schuller says

    What great idea, I honestly have never thought of nail polish. We dye & paint and use some glitter and glue here as well, Miss K loves shiny things.. still.

    Thank you for this wonderful Easter section. I will be watching for ideas!

  7. Shannon says

    What cute eggs. I don’t dye my eggs but I have seen them done with onion skins, silk ties, etc. That would be fun.

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I don’t ever remember dying eggs for Easter as a child but I did with my own children. I also painted some blown out egg shells with pictures and hung them from twigs in a vase.

  9. Elva Roberts says

    I loved the coloured eggs. I think my ggrandchildren would love them as well. I suppose the vinegar is to set the dye on the eggs. Thank you for this craft and the eggs are so elegant.

  10. Amy Lovell says

    These are very cute. This year my family did swirly eggs with shaving cream and food dye. it was very fun

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