Eggs in every colour of the rainbow are an Easter essential! You can use food colouring to dye drained eggs, and hard-boiled eggs that you will serve with your Easter meal. Pick a few flowers and leaves and use egg dye to create pretty plant designs on your eggs. We used ivy and ferns. You can also try dipping the egg in a series of different dyes, or combine different colours in a single cup for a slightly more muddled result.
Make your own beautiful, unique needle-felted Easter eggs! Needle felting is easy to do and it's so much fun. Use polystyrene eggs as a base for your Easter eggs and poke with the felting needle repeatedly, to shape and felt the wool around the egg. The more you stick in the needle, the more dense and even the wool will be. Then roll up little pieces of wool in different colours, or use yarn, and felt it in place to make a pattern.
Make dazzling, colourful Easter eggs! You can use food colouring to dye drained eggs, and hard-boiled eggs that you will serve with your Easter meal. We used the tie-dye technique to create beautifully variegated Easter eggs. Tip! The paper towel you use to dye the eggs will also end up looking lovely - you can use it for another Easter craft, like cutting out pretty feathers.
Surprise your guests with an eggstraordinary Easter table setting! First, empty the eggs and paint them beautiful colours. Then write silly Easter messages on little notes, and hide them inside the eggs like a fortune cookie. Set the Easter table with your surprise-filled eggs and have guests crack open their eggs to read the messages inside.
Make adorable Easter decorations with the children! With this fun Easter craft, the kids can transform the entire family into Easter decorations. Hang these personalised eggshells in the Easter bouquet, or use them as place cards around the Easter table, so that everyone knows where to sit!
Gather up the little ones and craft this silly Easter chick! Paint the outside of half of a card egg - finger-painting is fine, if holding a brush is hard. Then paint the child's palm and make a classic handprint - a favourite for anyone who enjoys getting messy with paint! Finally, transform the handprint into an adorable chick using pipe cleaner, glitter and eyes.
Decorating eggs is an essential Easter tradition! Panduro's permanent markers adhere well to eggshell and come in lots of beautiful colours, so you can make your own unique Easter decorations. Jazz up your Easter eggs even more with sparkling sequins and confetti. Then simply hang them in the Easter bouquet or arrange them on the Easter table as decoration.
Make fantastic Easter decorations with glitter! Vary the pattern by dotting and brushing the Easter eggs with glue in a variety of ways. You can also sprinkle with glitter in different colours to achieve beautiful colour variations. An easy Easter craft with spectacular, sparkly results! Tip: Before sprinkling the eggs with glitter, place them on a sheet of paper so that you can easily gather up the excess glitter.
Transform your dyed Easter eggs into adorable animals to hang in your Easter bouquet or from a few lovely branches. We have made two rabbits or Easter bunnies and two fuzzy lambs. The Easter pals are also perfect for your Easter table setting, of course. Tip: Cut a small notch in the lambs' ears before gluing them on so that you can fold in the ears to make them slightly curved.
Tissue paper is a striking way to dye and decorate eggs. You can try two different methods: DYE WITH WATER: To dye eggs, use slightly more vibrantly coloured sheets. Start by cutting or tearing pieces (or designs). Then soak the egg in water; you can spray it with a spray bottle. Attach the tissue paper pieces to the egg and spray a little more water on top. Then let the egg and paper dry completely. Once dry, remove the paper to reveal the dyed egg. DECORATE WITH DECOUPAGE: Another option is to use decoupage varnish. Cut out paper pieces/designs. Apply a coat of varnish to the egg. Then attach the designs with a dry brush. Apply varnish on top of the designs.
There are so many fun and beautiful ways to decorate eggs. Here are a few examples that we hope inspire you. We have used spray paint, glitter, metallic paper, felt and paper. If an egg breaks, you can still use it as a pendant with something sweet inside, or on top of a wooden chick. We drew the eyes for the chick and rabbit with a thin, permanent pen. Using our smart hangers, it's easy to hang your decorated eggs: stick the ends through the shell, and add a dab of glue to the plate to keep it in place. They come in a 9-pack in silver and gold-coloured metal.
Plastic eggs in pastel colours are perfect for Easter. These have a little extra colour from watercolours and simple decor with rub-ons. Watercolours work well on slightly more matt surfaces, like these plastic eggs in a pastel blend (i.e., not on all plastic eggs), real eggs and wooden eggs. Paint, splash, and let the colour drip a little. Let dry completely. Then cut out and rub the design onto the egg. If you will be hanging the plastic eggs outside, we do not recommend using watercolour paint, but rub-ons work well.
Paper tape is a striking, very easy way to decorate. Here, we have used white eggs. Paint the eggs if you like, or leave them neutral. Cut or tear off pieces and tape them to the eggs in different patterns. Then simply add a hanger and a ribbon and they are ready to hang up. Finished!
The gift of a personalised decorated egg, filled with goodies, is bound to be a real treat for the lucky recipient. Our card eggs are easy to paint, spray and decorate. This egg was sprayed with vintage spray and gold spray in several layers for a smooth finish. Once the paint is fully dry, you can write a message on it. We wrote our text with a black Posca pen. Give your imagination free rein with any of our many items for decorating your egg using glue if you want more besides text.