We love coloring and dying Easter Eggs and over the years have tried out different techniques to make cute and different eggs. We thought, we share some of our favorite Easter eggs and how to make them. Most of them are very easy to make and they all look beautiful. We used cooked eggs, hollow eggs, plastic eggs and clay eggs for different effects….
1. Emoji Eggs
I think the emoji eggs are soo cute and the kids and I would definitely like to make more next year…
Cartoon eggs like emoji eggs are so fun, bright and cute and they are one of my favorite eggs ever…..
Plastic or real eggs, yellow, black and white color
We used hollow eggs for this project, because we want them to last and make more next Easter. We colored the eggs yellow and let them dry completely. (we used wooden sticks and straws inside a flower pot) We needed 2-3 layers to get a really bright yellow. We tried to use sharpies to draw on the faces, but the sharpie stopped working shortly after. In the end, we used very fine brushes and painted the faces with acrylic paint.
2. Ombre Eggs
These eggs are so easy to make and look stunning at the same time.
eggs, egg coloring tablets, vinegar, small plastic cups (in which egg can stand up), extra water or whisk (optional)
We used cooked eggs for this project. This project is very easy, but time consuming. Our cups were the perfect size for the eggs to stand up straight without rolling over. We dissolved the color tablets in a separate container with only a little bit of water and added 3 tablespoons of vinegar. We carefully poured a little of the liquid into the cup with the egg covering only the bottom of the egg. We let it sit for 15 minutes and poured just a small amount of water to create the next lighter shade. We added more water about every 10 minutes until the egg was completely covered. The kids wanted to be involved and make their own ombre eggs as well, so we used a bigger glass and a whip to hold the eggs up straight for easier pouring.
3. Vintage Book Letter Eggs
The vintage book letter eggs are so easy to make and look so chic at the same time.
Plastic or real eggs, old book, modge podge, gold color and optional ribbon or string
We used plastic eggs for this project, because we want them to last and display them every Easter. We tore the book pages in little pieces and glued them with modge podge. Once the egg was covered completely with paper, we brushed a thin layer of modge pogde on top. We let the egg dry completely and painted the edges of the torn paper with a gold color. Just a little touch of gold. We wanted to wrap some string around the egg to make it look even more vintage looking, but liked the final result and kept them without it.
4. Unicorn Sparkle Glitter Eggs
Glitter eggs are magical and the favorite eggs of my daughter…
Dyed eggs, fluorescent glitter, white glitter, glue
We dyed our eggs first with regular egg dyes. Afterwards we brushed a thin layer of glue and rolled the eggs in a mixture of white and fluorescent glitter. Voila, glitter sparkle unicorn mermaid eggs…..
5. Napkin Flower Eggs
We brought spring inside the house with the beautiful napkin flower eggs.
Plastic or real eggs, napkins, modge podge, scissors
We used plastic eggs for this project, because we want them to last and display them every Easter. We applied modge podge on the eggs and covered them with a layer of a napkin trying to brush off any wrinkles to get a flat surface. You could tear the napkin in strips or pieces or cut off a design like a flower and glue them on the egg as well. Once the egg was covered completely with the napkin, we brushed a thin layer of modge pogde on top and let the egg dry completely.
6. Clay Watercolor Eggs
They are even more beautiful in real life and have different shades of color….
Clay eggs (see our clay recipe) or real eggs, water, watercolors
We used the colorful plastic eggs from egg hunts and covered them in clay for this project, You can also buy ready made papermache eggs to get the same effect. It would look really nice on real eggs as well. You only need very wet watercolors and drip them down the eggs. While the first color was still wet, we added drops of a second and third color. The colors blended beautiful together. My three year old thinks they look like Dinosaur eggs. Dinosaur eggs would be a great idea for next year….
7. Confetti Eggs
Just looking at these eggs make me feel happy. Depending how the confetti is placed, you can get various looks and effects and I think, we need experiment more with different colors next year. I already have so many ideas….
Dyed eggs, hole puncher, tooth pick, glue, tissue paper or ready confetti
We used dyed eggs for this project. You could also use white eggs as your base, but I like to have a soft color underneath. To get the confetti, the kids used the hole puncher. We used tissue paper, because it sticks perfectly to the eggs without looking to bulky. We covered a small area of the egg with glue, dipped the tooth pick inside the glue first and used it to apply the confetti to the eggs. If you use your finger, it will get messy and sticky very fast. This was a nice project for my oldest son. Alternatively you could roll the eggs in the confetti, which we had done a couple years back. Its also pretty sticky and confetti will be everywhere, but also looks very nice.
8. Touch of Gold Eggs
Eggs fit for a king, they came out so beautiful and made the dyed eggs look so much nicer.
dyed eggs, small sponge, cloth, gold color mixed with water
We used dyed eggs for this project. Luca made these eggs by himself. He dipped the sponge into a glaze made out of gold paint and water and dipped it carefully on the eggs, wiping the excess off with a cloth. So easy and so pretty….
9. Shaving Cream Eggs
This was hand off the most fun project for the kids. But keep in mind it is pretty messy too. We first colored the eggs and had an entire sensory session after followed by a bath.
eggs, shaving cream, food coloring, tooth picks and lots of paper towel or wipes
We used cooked eggs for this project, My kids sprayed a layer of shaving cream on a plate and added drops of different colors of food coloring. Because of Olli, we overused pink, but that is her favorite color…. We carefully mixed the colors with a tooth pick trying to not overmix them which was difficult because it was sooooo much fun. We rolled the eggs inside, transferring them on a different plate and let them marinate for 15 minutes, while Olli played a little more with the shaving cream. The result was messy, but haaaaapy and thats what I am all about. Since we did this in the garden, it was perfect and I didnt mind the mess. We wiped the excess of the shaving cream off the eggs and most of them were pink and purple, so we made a new batch in different colors.
10. Marbled Eggs
Easy breezy, oily squeezy. You get cute eggs and a small science lesson at the same time.
eggs, vegetable oil, vinegar, easter egg dyes
We dissolved the colors in water and added 2 tablesppons of vinegar in half of the colors and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in the other colors. We mixed the oil and dipped the eggs first into vinegar solution and after into the oil solution and vice versa.