20 Creative Ideas For Easter Eggs

posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

Ah, the sounds of the birds singing their sweet songs, the bright and colorful blooms beginning to peek up out of the soil, and the unmistakable scent of the springtime air rolling in. There is no mistaking that a new season is finally here! That means that Easter is on it’s way, and in just a few short weeks, the Easter bunny will be hopping along to leave trinkets and treasures in baskets everywhere! But we can’t forget about the age-old tradition of dyeing Easter eggs! But instead of buying those regular old dyeing kits, why not do something different this year and decorate your Easter eggs in a totally different way? Grab the kids and let’s get crafty!

1. Chalkboard Easter Eggs

Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

These eggs are incredibly unique and are very easy to make! The great thing is that these eggs can be decorated over and over again, just like a regular chalkboard! 

What You’ll Need:

  • Eggs
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk

Simply begin by painting your hard-boiled eggs with the chalkboard paint. While it dries, have the children pick out the color chalk that they would like to decorate their eggs with. When they’re dry, let them at it!


2. Carrot Easter Eggs

Carrot Easter Eggs

The Easter bunny will surely be tempted when he sees the eggs on your kitchen counter! They really look just like tiny little carrots!

What You’ll Need:

  • Eggs
  • Green Felt
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Orange Paint
  • Paint Brush

Start out by painting your eggs with the orange paint. As the eggs are drying, cut out the green felt into one-inch strips. Cut the felt strips into “fringe,” but make sure that you leave the strip intact at the bottom. Apply hot glue to the bottom of the strips, while rolling as you go along to create the effect of a “fringed” carrot top. Glue the carrot top to the top of your dried eggs. Voila, cute little carrot eggs!


3. Mickey and Minnie Mouse Easter Eggs

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Easter Eggs

If your little ones are Disney fans, then they are sure to adore these sweet little Easter eggs made to look just like Minnie and Mickey Mouse!

What You’ll Need

  •  Eggs
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Yellow Popsicle Sticks
  • Red Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Pom-Poms
  • Acrylic Paint Pen 

To begin, dye the bottom half of each egg red with the food coloring. After the eggs dry, use the paint pen to “dot” the dyed part of the egg with polka-dots. Next, cut off the ends of the yellow popsicle sticks an inch in and glue the feet onto the bottom of the eggs. Use a sharpie to draw on the eyes and head. Glue the pom-poms on top for the mouse ears, and top it off with the ribbon on Minnie Mouse!

4. Pineapple Easter Eggs

Pineapple Easter Eggs

These absolutely adorable pineapple Easter eggs offer a truly “sweet” decorating experience! Plus, they’re very different from the traditional eggs we usually see!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs
  • Yellow Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Green Cardstock
  • Scissors

Start out by painting your eggs yellow. While you’re waiting on them to dry, start cutting out your pineapple leaves, cutting them out in various sizes. Play around with the sizes, see what looks best to you! When you’re ready to glue your leaves, fold approximately a quarter inch on the bottom of each leaf. Add a dab of hot glue to the underside of the folded tab you just made. Glue tabs to the top of the egg. After all leaves are glued, simply curl the tips of each leaf gently with your fingernail to finish off the look!

5. Papier-mache Easter Eggs

Papier Mache Easter Eggs

These pretty paper-covered Easter eggs add a bright and bold pop of color to any room they reside in!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Mod-Podge or Glue
  • Sunday Comics (Cut into squares)
  • Tissue Paper

Take a paintbrush and spread a small amount of Mod-Podge on the egg. Next, add a piece of tissue paper or newspaper (whichever you wish) over the glue. Put pressure on paper with brush. Continue this process until entire egg is covered in paper. Let eggs lie on parchment-lined cookie rack to dry. Enjoy!

6. Twine-Covered Easter Eggs

Twine Covered Easter Eggs

With a rustic and down-home folksy feel, these eggs will remind everyone of Easter’s past. They’re so easy to make, too!

What You’ll Need:

  • Eggs (For this you can use either plastic or hard-boiled)
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Embellishments

Simply take the egg you wish to decorate, and hot glue the twine around the egg. If you wish to add any embellishments such as ribbon, buttons or sequins, feel free, make it your own!

7. Sticker Stencil Easter Eggs

Sticker Stencil Easter Eggs

These eggs are beautifully minimalistic and chic and would make a great centerpiece in a bowl on your dining room table during the Easter season!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs
  • Stickers
  • Dye

You can use virtually any kind of sticker you want, you don’t have to stick with alphabet or monogram stickers! The sky’s the limit, use your imagination! Simply place the sticker onto the egg, and dye the egg. After the egg is dried remove the sticker and you have a beautiful egg!

8. Ninja Turtle Easter Eggs

Ninja Turtle Easter Eggs

These are incredibly unique Easter eggs, especially for that special little Ninja Turtles fan in your life!

What You’ll Need

  • Green Food Coloring/Egg Dye
  • Sharpie
  • Colored Twine

Begin by dyeing your eggs a deep green. Let them dry. Wrap different colored twine around the top of each egg. Finish off by drawing a face on your eggs.

9. Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

These Easter eggs are exquisitely elegant and while they look hard to make, they are so simple the children will love creating these beautiful works of art!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs
  • Temporary Tattoos Of Your Choice
  • Wet Washcloth
  • Dye (If You Wish To Color Them)

There is only really a few steps involved in decorating these eggs! First, choose your tattoo that you would like to put on your egg. Then, make certain that your egg is completely dry so the tattoo does not get wet and peel off. Take the plastic adhesive off of the tattoo, place it face down on the egg and hold pressure on the washcloth on the tattoo. Don’t saturate it, but make sure that the tattoo transfers to the egg.

10. Fuzzy Easter Eggs

Fuzzy Pipe Cleaner Easter Eggs

These eggs are so adorable you’ll just want to snuggle right up to them!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs (Plastic Work Best)
  • Chenille Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors/Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun

If you wish, you can plan out your designs ahead of time so you’ll have an idea of what you’d like to do with your egg. Otherwise, take the hot glue gun and start adding ribbons of glue around the egg, following it with the pipe cleaner you wish to decorate your egg with. If you wish, you can add different designs, like zig-zags, polka-dots and more!

11. Animal Easter Eggs

Animal Easter Eggs

Build a regular old barnyard with a dozen eggs! Follow these easy steps to create a tiny farm for your little ones!

What You’ll Need

  • Cotton (For Sheep)
  • Pipe Cleaners (In Various Colors)
  • Pom-Poms (In Various Colors)
  • Bell (For Cow)
  • Markers
  • Construction Paper/Cardstock
  • Paint (In Various Colors)

The photos are pretty self-explanatory on how to put these adorable little animals together! Click on the photo to visit the website to learn how to create your own!

12. Googly-Eyes Easter Eggs

Googly Eyed Eggs

These eggs are refreshingly simple, both to create and look at. Your children will be as wide-eyed as these adorable eggs when they see them!

What You’ll Need:

  • Googly Eyes
  • Eggs
  • Glue
  • Markers

Simply glue the googly eyes to the eggs, using the markers, draw a cute little face! That’s it!

13. Rhinestone Eggs

Rhinestone Easter Eggs

These gorgeous eggs are perfect for displaying over the spring season! Everyone will delight in these offbeat but oh-so-beautiful eggs!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs
  • Rhinestones
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Elmers Glue (For Children)
  • Tweezers

While you’re putting together the rhinestone eggs with the hot glue gun, your child can create their own using Elmer’s glue. That way there’s no risk of them getting hurt with the hot glue gun. Start by putting a dab of glue on your egg and adding rhinestones in any pattern you wish. Fix any rhinestones that may go awry with the tweezers. Let dry and you have a gorgeous Easter egg.

14. Mosaic Eggs

Mosaic Easter Eggs

These eggs are a unique take on decorating. Instead of using an item to break up the paint on the egg, the mosaic is actually put together with another egg shell!

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod-Podge
  • Egg Dye

First dye your egg any color of your choosing. Leave another egg white. Crush the shell of your colored egg into pieces. On white egg, spread thin layer of Mod-Podge. Apply pieces of colored egg to white egg. Continue this process until the entire egg is covered.

15. Angry Birds Eggs

Angry Birds Easter Eggs

In honor of everyone’s favorite gaming app, here are some pretty neat Angry Birds themed Easter eggs!

What You’ll Need:

  • Paint
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Construction Paper or Felt

First, paint the eggs in corresponding colors to the birds you wish to create. Let dry. Now you can begin adding a face and beak to your eggs using either felt or construction paper. Glue to egg. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could probably even create the pigs, too!

16. Mustache Easter Eggs

Mustache Easter Eggs

Looking to add a little flair to your Easter eggs this year? You can give them some cute facial hair!

What You’ll Need:

  • Paint

Paint a cute design on the bottom of the egg, but leave the top half white. Then simply add a mustache of your choosing to each egg! What a fun surprise for anyone who comes across these eggs!

17.  Bunny Rabbit Eggs

Bunny Easter Eggs

You can’t have Easter without bunnies! These little guys would love a home on your dining room table as a cute and chic centerpiece for your holiday dinner!

What You’ll Need

  • Pipe Cleaners (Various Colors)
  • Glue
  • Permanent Marker

Take an egg and line the length with glue. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the glue. Next, make a pair of bunny ears with the pipe cleaners by bending them so they resemble a rabbit’s ears. Glue them to the top of the egg. Lastly, add a cute little bunny face with the permanent marker!

18. Mr. Eggman

Mr. Eggman Easter Egg

Mr. Eggman would love to move in with your family this Easter holiday! What do you say?

What You’ll Need:

  • Egg
  • Egg Cup
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape

Start out by cutting out a half-circle, bow-tie, a dot and a collar using the cardstock. Roll the half-circle shape into a cone shape. Glue the dot on top to create a party hat. Attach bow-tie and collar to the egg cup. Finish the egg off by having your little one draw a funny face on the egg!

19. Crayon Decorated Eggs

Crayon Decorated Eggs

Create beautiful masterpieces with only a crayon and some egg dye!

What You’ll Need

  • Egg Dye
  • Crayons

Take an egg and dye it the color of your choice. Let dry. Take a crayon and let your imagination run wild. Draw any design or pattern that you or your child like’s on the egg!

20. Cupcake Easter Eggs

Cupcake Easter Eggs

These delectable looking cupcake Easter eggs look almost good enough to eat!

What You’ll Need:

  • Cupcake Cups or Egg Holders
  • Eggs (Plastic Work Best For This)
  • Paint (In Various Colors)
  • Pom-Poms
  • Glue

Take your egg and begin by dotting the top of the egg with small strokes in different colors, to look like sprinkles. Next, glue your pom-pom on top of the egg. After that, simply place the eggs into a cupcake cup or egg holder for a pretty centerpiece!

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