30+ Fun Easter Egg Decorations for Kids

sweet sea creatures
Gretchen Easton 
These Easter egg decorating ideas turn dyed, hard-boiled, and plastic Easter eggs into something extra special using fun designs, felt, Washi tape, glitter and more crafty materials.
Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Swirly Palette

Kids can brush squiggles of Crayola washable tempera paint on boiled white eggs with a 1/2-wide flat paintbrush.

Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Spot On

Your kids can apply Scribbles dimensional fabric paint in assorted colors to make textural lines and dots on eggs they've already dyed.

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Flamingo Egg

What You'll Need: Food coloring, paint pens in bright colors, glue, pipe cleaners, feathers, beads, pom-poms, ink pad

What To Do: Dye an egg pink and let dry. Glue on legs, wings, and a head with pipe-cleaners. Add a bead for an eye.

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Panda Egg

What You'll Need: Food coloring, paint pens in bright colors, glue, pom-poms

What To Do: Use paint pens to draw ovals as shown; color in. Draw a face and paws. Glue on pom-pom ears.

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Beetle Egg

What You'll Need: Food coloring, paint pens in bright colors, glue, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, ink pad

What To Do: Use a paint pen to draw eyes, wings, and patterns on a dyed egg. Glue on legs and antennae with pipe-cleaners.

Ed Judice
Ed Judice

Basket of Berries

Use black permanent marker to draw seeds on plastic eggs or dyed easter. For each, cut a berry top from felt, snip a small hole in its center, poke a piece of pipe cleaner through the hole, and attach the two to the top of the egg with glue dots.

Ed Judice
Ed Judice

Cheery Chicks

Cut eggshell pieces from a cardboard egg carton. Use glue dots to adhere googly eyes and a cardstock beak to a plastic or dyed easter eggs. If you like, set your chicks in a shredded paper nest.

Gretchen Easton
Gretchen Easton

Silly Monsters

Show the children how to use markers to draw different mouths onto the label stickers or hole-punch reinforcements, then adhere them to the eggs. Stick on googly eyes. Cut and bend the pipe cleaners into arms, legs, hair—whatever!— then attach with glue dots.

Gretchen Easton
Gretchen Easton

Sparkling Geodes

Fill small paper plates or bowls with glitter and sequins, and pour an inch or so of tacky glue into a paper cup. Have the kids brush the glue onto the eggs, then roll them in the glitter or sequins, shaking off the excess. Place the geode in the egg carton to dry. Tip: Leave a few eggs partially dyed and then cover just the colored part with glitter for a cool effect.

Gretchen Easton
Gretchen Easton

Baby Fruits & Veggies

Strawberries! Lemons! Limes! Carrots! Show kids how to fold the pre-cut construction-paper leaves and stems so they can "grow" their favorite foods. Attach 'em with glue dots.

Gretchen Easton 
Gretchen Easton 

Sweet Sea Creatures

Kids can create their own turtles, crabs, and octopuses— not to mention any type of fish!—with pre-cut felt features, glue dots, paint, and pipe cleaners.

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Easter Bunny Egg

What You'll Need: Food coloring, paint pens in bright colors, glue, pipe cleaners, ink pad

What To Do: Glue pipe-cleaner ears onto a half-dyed egg. Add a face and buttons.

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Caterpillar Egg

What You'll Need: Food coloring, paint pens in bright colors, ink pad

What To Do: Use your pinky and ink to make lines of fingerprints. Add legs, eyes, and noses with paint pens.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Words That Stick

Use foam alphabet stickers to add playful phrases to eggs for the Easter breakfast buffet.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Beautiful Decoupaged Ceramic Eggs

What you'll need: Floral paper napkins, scissors, foam brush, Elmer's glue, blown-out or ceramic egg, small roll of tape

What to do: Cut flowers or desired design from paper napkins. If using 2-ply napkins, peel away the thin white paper backing from the cutout napkin pieces (this will make it easier to glue to the egg). Use a foam brush to apply glue to half of the egg, then press a napkin flower on top and cover with a thin layer of glue. Add more napkin flowers, one by one, making sure to brush the top of each with glue. Place the half covered egg on the roll of tape and let dry for about 15 minutes, then repeat for the other half of the egg.

When completely covered, set the egg on roll of tape and let it dry overnight.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Funny Bunny

What you'll need: Felt, marker, scissors, craft glue, blown-out or ceramic egg, small white pom-pom, extra small pink pom-pom, pink yarn, hair spray, bottle cap

What to do:

  1. To make the outer ear shapes, trace your child's thumb onto pink felt twice. To make the inner ear shapes, trace your child's pinky finger onto white felt twice. Cut all of the ear shapes out, then glue the inner ear shape on top of the outer ear shape, making sure to leave about 1" at the bottom unattached, and set aside to dry.
  2. In the meantime, cut three 1-inch pieces of yarn and spray with hair spray to stiffen; let dry. Rest the egg in the bottle cap and apply two small dots of glue to the top, about 1" apart, and gently separate the unattached part of each bunny ear and press down on the glue dots.
  3. When yarn is dry, twist the pieces together in the middle and glue to the front of the egg, about halfway down. Attach the extra small pink pompom on top of the yarn whiskers for a nose. Glue the white pompom to the back of the egg for a tail. Use a marker to draw eyes on the bunny, then draw a mouth. (Tip: draw the letter J then add a loop on the other side.) Leave the bunny on the bottle cap to dry overnight. 
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Cheerful Chickadee

What you'll need: Felt, marker, scissors, craft glue, blown-out or ceramic egg, bottle cap

What to do: Download, print, and cut out the feather templates. Trace templates onto felt and cut out. Glue the diamond-shaped piece of felt onto the top of the egg. Apply a thin line of glue along the bottom of the pointy piece and press along the length of the diamond-shaped piece; let dry. Cut a small triangle from felt, bend in half, and glue the bottom half onto the front of the egg for a beak. Draw two small dots above the beak for eyes. Let dry completely.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Funny Farm Bird

What you'll need: Felt, marker, scissors, craft glue, blown-out or ceramic egg, bottle cap

What to do: Download, print, and cut out the wing and tail-feather templates. Trace templates onto felt and cut out. Use scissors to fringe the edges of the wings and tail feathers as shown. Mount the small tail feather on top of the large tail feather and glue to the bottom of the egg. Sit egg on bottle cap so that tail feathers are sticking up and attach the wings to either side using glue. Cut a small triangle from felt for the beak and glue in place. Draw two small dots above the beak for eyes. Let dry completely.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Cute as a Button

Raid your sewing stash, then use embellishment glue to cover eggs with small, colorful buttons.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Sparkly Spots

What you'll need: Hardboiled or blown out egg, bottle cap, 1/2" glue dots, fine glitter, small plate, paintbrush

What to do: Rest the egg on bottle cap, then apply about 12 glue dots, about 1/2" apart. Pour glitter onto a small plate and press each glue dot into the glitter until completely covered. Repeat for each glue dot. When all of the dots are coated, use the paintbrush to wipe away any excess glitter.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

What a Gem

Kids can arrange adhesive-backed rhinestone jewels into one-of-a-kind designs on eggs.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Sequin Easter Egg

Use craft glue to cover your egg in different sized sequins.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Foil-Covered Easter Eggs

Make eggs look eggs-tra delicious by wrapping them in 6"x6" foil wrappers.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Kids can achieve a striped look with strips of easy-to-tear Japanese Washi tape.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Egg-ceptional Ribbon Eggs

Tie scraps of ribbon around eggs for a perfectly packaged Easter display.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Pretty Patterns

Draw simple designs, like X's and O's, onto eggs with regular or Wilton edible markers.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Spring Flower Easter Eggs

Embellish eggs with petite flowers to give them a seasonal makeover.

Photograph by Heath Robbins
Photograph by Heath Robbins

Get-the-Message Egg

Start with hard-boiled eggs cooled to room temperature. Look in magazines for terms related to Easter or springtime and clip them out (or customize an egg for each family member, choosing words to describe personalities and interests). Apply a glue stick to the backs of the clipped words, then smooth them onto an egg.

Photograph by Heath Robbins
Photograph by Heath Robbins

Margarine-Marbled Egg

Start with hard-boiled eggs cooled to room temperature. In a glass measuring cup, mix 1 cup cool water with 20 drops food coloring and 2 teaspoons white vinegar. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 tablespoon margarine (use the stick type). Stir it into the dye. With tongs, quickly dunk an egg in and out of the mixture three times, then let it soak 3 to 5 minutes. Remove it and let it dry. Gently rub away any margarine with a paper towel.

Tester note: We found that different egg, dye, and margarine brands produce varied marbling effects. All turned out lovely!

Photograph by Heath Robbins
Photograph by Heath Robbins

Tissue-Speckled Egg

Start with hard-boiled eggs cooled to room temperature. Stack a few layers of tissue paper, then punch dots with a hole punch. Separate the layered dots. Working in sections, apply a glue stick to a dyed egg, then roll it in the dots or dab them on with a glue-sticked finger.

Photograph by Heath Robbins
Photograph by Heath Robbins

Ombre Easter Egg

Start with hard-boiled eggs cooled to room temperature. Place an egg on a bottle cap inside a wide, flat-bottomed 8- or 10-ounce glass. Make the dye solution: to 1/2 cup boiling water, add 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 40 drops food coloring. Carefully pour the mixture along the inside of the glass until a quarter of the egg is covered. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

Next, carefully add clear warm water, again pouring it along the inside of the glass, until the egg is half submerged. Let it sit 3 minutes. Add water for one or two more stripes, waiting 2 minutes after each addition. Remove the egg with tongs and let it dry!

 

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Egg Heads

Make Easter a family affair. Disguise shells by drawing on facial features and adding yarn hair and hats.

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