Decorating Easter eggs is one of the best parts of celebrating this hoppy springtime holiday (outranked only by the chocolate, of course). And if you love traditional Easter egg dyeing, we see you and we support you!! But for those of you who would like to venture outside of the vinegar and food coloring box, we’ve rounded up some really fun alternative options for decorating those eggs!! See our favorites below.
DIY Clay Ornaments
Kristy made these DIY clay Easter egg ornaments with her daughter last year and we cannot get over how adorable they are! Plus, they’re pretty easy to make and the decorating possibilities are endless. This exciting activity will allow your child to really get hands-on and tap into their creativity.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat oven to 250°
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Stir together all three ingredients together until a dough forms. Using a rolling pin – roll out your dough until it’s about 1/4” thick
- Cut out your egg shapes – these cookie cutters are super helpful
- Place the salt dough Easter eggs on parchment-covered baking sheets. Remember to make a hole in the dough shapes so you can hang the ornaments — a straw works perfectly!
- Bake at 250° for 2 hours
- Once baked and fully cooled – it’s painting time!! I used acrylic paint, but you can use spray paint as well!
- When paint has completely dried, you can use paint pens or even stickers (that’s what we used). I did use a clear coat sealer afterwards to make them last longer and keep the stickers from falling off
- Use twine or ribbon to hang your beautiful creations
Disney Princess Dye Kit
This traditional Easter egg dye kit is fit for a princess! Grab this Disney Princess dye kit for the Disney princess in your life and watch the magic unfold.
Wooden Egg Painting Kit
This wooden egg painting kit is a fun way to encourage your kids’ imaginations as they turn their Easter eggs into cute creatures, sparkling works of art, and sticker-filled masterpieces. Plus, you can even paint the woven basket and save it for picnics and beach trips!
Shrink Sleeve Kit
This shrink sleeve kit is a mess-free way to decorate Easter eggs and lets your little ones share this day with all of their favorite cartoon characters.
Pop your Easter eggs in this egg spinner and spend hours spinning unique designs with only the touch of a marker! This spinner is perfect for getting the whole family in on the Easter fun.
Squishy Egg Painting Kit
This squishy egg painting kit is an easy (and soft!) alternative to hard-boiled decorated eggs. Have a safe and silly Easter egg fight with these after the egg hunt is over…winner gets to keep their favorite ones!
Plastic Egg Decorating Kit
This colorful plastic egg decorating kit comes with 36 eggs in six different colors! Use the markers included to draw pictures, make patterns, and create designs, then hang the eggs or hide them for your egg hunt.
And this white plastic egg decorating kit comes with 36 eggs, markers, paints, and sticker gems so you can bling out your eggs and bring some sparkle to your Easter morning!
Rainbow Scratch Egg Kit
These rainbow scratch eggs are a great way for the little ones to practice their creativity and fine motor skills…these are also great for classrooms and parties!
Brighten up your Easter with these Easter suncatchers. Paint them and hang them around the house and watch them glow as the sun shines through.
An Easter treat that’s as fun to make as it is to enjoy! This create-a-treat kit comes with Oreo Easter eggs and a build-your-own vanilla cookie chicken coop, complete with baby chicks! Decorate, create, and then devour! Bonus points if you can get through decorating before you eat them all.
Thanks for reading! Which of these Easter egg decorating ideas do you love? Let us know xo.