Out-of-the-Box Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Decorating eggs is a fun Easter activity that all children enjoy, but it can sometimes become a little dull when you do it year after year. If you’re tired of using cheap Easter egg dye kits but you still want to enjoy this holiday tradition, try some of the out-of-the-box Easter egg decorating ideas below. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
1. Tissue Paper Eggs
For this decoration method, all you need is some colored tissue paper and some decoupage medium. You can start by dyeing the eggs whatever color you like using a traditional egg dyeing kit. Once the eggs have dried, cover them with colorful patterns cut from tissue paper. Cut out floral designs, geometric shapes, or whatever else you like then place them on the egg and paint over them with a thin layer of decoupage medium, starting in the middle of the design and working your way outward.
2. Watercolor Eggs
All you need for this option is a watercolor paint tray, some brushes, and water. Make sure that your eggs are clean and dry, then apply the watercolor paint using whatever technique you like. You can try getting the entire egg wet and then drop droplets of watercolor paint onto the egg, turning it to spread the paint, or use the end of an eraser to paint on colored dots. You can also wet the egg and apply paint then sprinkle with salt to create a unique effect.
3. Natural Eggs
For this decoration method, you’ll need to start by dyeing the eggs using your preferred method and then let them dry. While the eggs are drying, collect small leaves, flower petals, feathers, and other natural items that have interesting colors or textures. When the eggs are dry, cut up the natural items you’ve collected and paint them onto the eggs using decoupage medium.
4. Marbled Eggs
To create a unique marbled effect on your Easter eggs all you need is water, food coloring, white vinegar, and margarine. Start by adding 20 drops of food coloring to a cup of water then stir in 2 teaspoons of white vinegar. Melt 1 tablespoon of margarine in the microwave then stir it into your cup of colored water. Use a pair of tongs to dunk your eggs into the dye one-at-a-time – dunk each one rapidly three times, then let it soak in the liquid for 3 to 5 minutes. After soaking, remove the eggs and let them dry completely – rub away excess margarine with a paper towel.
5. Metallic Paint Pens
If you are looking for a no-mess method for decorating Easter eggs, head to your local craft store and by some paint pens – metallic paint pens are particularly good for this project. You can either start with white eggs or dye them first, but then you simply draw designs onto the eggs using paint pens and let them dry completely.
The wonderful thing about some of these out-of-the-box Easter egg decorating ideas is that the eggs you make this year can be stored and used as decorations for next year! Try a new method each year and eventually you will accumulate a collection of unique Easter eggs that outshine any boxed Easter egg kit. So, don’t delay any longer – pick a method and give it a try!