Decorating Easter eggs is one of my favorite holiday activities. My family likes to compete to see who can make the coolest egg! If you’re looking to try a new spin on Easter egg dyeing you’ll love these six ideas. You can find most, if not all, of the items needed at the dollar store, so these six ideas are new AND frugal. I can’t wait to try out these new and unusual Easter egg decorations.
Here are six ways to make impressive Easter eggs!
Marbleized Shaving Cream Easter Eggs
- Food coloring
- Cookie Sheet
- Food Coloring (preferably neon)
- Cooled Hardboiled Eggs
- White Shaving Cream
Directions – First, soak your eggs in vinegar. This will help make your colors really pop! While they are soaking, spread out the white shaving cream and dribble food coloring across the surface. I suggest using between 2-4 different colors (the neon food coloring makes for brighter eggs). Use toothpicks to swirl the colors around in the shaving cream. Be careful not to over swirl the colors because you don’t want them to become muddled. Now for the fun part! Take your hardboiled eggs and roll them around in the cream. You can use tongs or a large spoon to do this but children tend to like to use their hands. I recommend having children wear rubber gloves because this is a VERY messy craft! Sit the colored eggs to a side on a paper plate and allow them to dry for around an hour and a half. Then, use a paper towel to wipe off the shaving cream.
Note: If you want to make edible eggs you can try this Cool Whip Easter egg recipe!
KoolAid Easter Eggs
- Single-serving pouches of Kool-Aid
- Hard-boiled eggs
Directions – First, take out as many cups as you have colors (aka flavors). Then, fill we 2/3 cups of waters and mix the entire contents of the kool-aid packet into the water. Make sure to stir until the Kool-Aid is fully dissolved. Use a spoon to dunk the eggs into the Kool-Aid mixture and take them out when they reach your desired color (around Lastly, let the eggs dry in the egg carton. You can usually pick up five Kool-Aid packets for a $1.00 (I’ve seen them on sale for as low as 10 cents apiece!) so this is an inexpensive way to decorate your Easter eggs.
Rubber Cement Easter Eggs
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Food coloring
- Rubber cement
Directions – Take your cooled hard-boiled eggs and decorate with the rubber cement. You can draw stripes, zigzags, random swirls or even smiley faces. Once you’ve finished your designs allow 30 minutes for them to dry. Mix one teaspoon of vinegar for every 1 cup of water. Fill your cups with hot water and add enough food coloring until you have a nice, bright color. Dip your eggs in your colors and check every 10-15 seconds until you are satisfied with the color. Let dry on a paper towel or cookie rack. Once they are mostly dry, wipe off the bottoms and peel off the rubber cement.
- Colored Eggs (paper mache or plastic)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Tweezers (optional)
Directions – This craft is simple but repetitive. To make this egg you continually put hot glue on the egg and place rhinestones. Using tweezers to place and/or fix the rhinestones will help keep your fingers from getting burned. Using a colored plastic or paper mache egg makes the finished product even prettier as the color will shine throw any open spaces. So pretty!
Tattoo Easter Eggs
- Temporary Tattoos
- Hardboiled Eggs
- A Sponge and Water
Directions – Simply apply the temporary tattoo to the egg the way you would to your child. First, cut out the tattoo you would like to use and make sure it will fit on the egg. Then, make sure to take off the plastic covering. Place the tattoo and use the wet sponge to fully cover in water. Be sure to hold it there for at least 30 seconds. Peel off the tattoo and you’re done! I’ll be on the lookout for Thomas the Train tattoos since that’s my nephew’s favorite show!
Googley Eyes Easter Eggs
- Googley Eyes
- Glue (preferably hot glue gun)
- Permanent Marker
- Hard-bolied eggs
Directions – This is a VERY simple way to decorate Easter eggs. Simply take your googley eyes and glue them to your egg. Then take your marker and draw different faces (smiley, shocked, scared). This is a fun way to decorate eggs and you can always add faces to dyed eggs too. Fun!