3 Different Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

This year let's get our creative juices flowing and try a new way to decorate and dye our Easter Eggs. 

These are perfect to get your kids or grandkids involved and they can add their own ideas to them!

1. Marbled Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Small saucepan
  • White vinegar
  • Large bowl
  • Shallow pan
  • Shaving cream or whipped cream
  • Food coloring
  • Bamboo skewers or toothpicks
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bowl of water
  • Paper towels

Directions: Start by preparing a batch of hard-boiled eggs. When the eggs have cooled, place them in a large bowl of vinegar. Let the eggs soak for 20 minutes; this will allow the dye to adhere more permanently to the shells. Fill a shallow glass baking dish with a thick layer of shaving cream (If you plan on eating the eggs, replace the shaving cream with whipped cream). Spray the shaving cream so that it covers the bottom of a pan with a layer that is about an inch thick.

Generously place drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream. You can use one color combination for the whole pan, or divide the pan of shaving cream into halves or quarters to create more color combinations. When most of the surface is covered with food coloring, drag a toothpick or bamboo stick across the top of the shaving cream to swirl and marble the colors.

Put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the dye. Pick up a hard-boiled egg and set it gently on the surface of the shaving cream. Slowly roll the egg over the surface, so that the colored shaving cream completely coats the egg's shell. Place the egg on a paper towel and let dry for 20 minutes—don't wipe off any of the shaving cream until the egg has completely dried. 

To clean the dried shaving cream egg, carefully dip each egg into a bowl of water. The water will remove the excess shaving cream while leaving the colored design on the egg's shell. Pat each egg dry with a paper towel, but be careful not to rub or wipe the surface of the egg, as this might smear or remove the dye from the shell. When each egg has been cleaned and dried, add the eggs to a colorful display. To add sheen to the finished shaving cream Easter eggs, rub them with a little vegetable oil. Eggs decorated with shaving cream are not edible, but whipped cream dyed eggs are safe to eat as long as they are stored in the refrigerator.

Recipe by Better Homes & Gardens: Marbled Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

 

2. Sparkly Dot Eggs

Sparkle Easter Eggs

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Hardboiled eggs 
  • Zots, clear adhesive dots 
  • Microfine glitters 
  • Pencil
  • Small, soft-bristled paintbrush
  • Sheets of paper

Directions: Using a pencil, make small dots all over the egg in the pattern that you would like on the egg. These dots will act as guides when you apply the Zots. Take the sheet of Zots and press them onto the eggs, one by one, using the pencil dots as guides. After you’ve finished applying the Zots to the egg, place a piece of paper on your work surface and start to apply the glitter to the egg, turning the egg in your hand as you work.

After all of the Zots are fully covered, take a small paintbrush and brush the excess glitter from the egg’s surface. When you’ve finished brushing, set the egg in an empty egg carton or a bowl so it won’t roll away!

After you’re finished with a shade of glitter, set aside the now glitter-covered piece of paper and wash your hands to clean off the glitter.

Repeat this process for every shade of glitter that you’d like to use and, after you’ve finished, take the individual pieces of paper, fold them in half until you’ve formed a sort of funnel, and pour the excess glitter back into its container.

Recipe by Domestifluff: Sparkly Dot Easter Eggs

 

3. Baby Chick Easter Eggs

Baby Chick Easter Eggs

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Dip Dye Eater Kit
  • Sharpie
  • Orange Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Directions: Hard boil your eggs. Next, completely submerge them in the yellow dye. Depending on how yellow you want your chick depends on how long you leave your egg in for. Then, you are going to use your dip dye kit to get only a portion dyed  to get the “pants” or “dress” for the chick.

Take your scissors and cut out tiny squares.  This will be their beak.  Then fold into a triangle and use your tape to stick it on.

Next is the clothes.  Take your sharpie and draw on their clothes, whether you are adding a bow tie, buttons, or dress you can get creative with this part. Lastly is the face and hair.  

Recipe by Tell Love and Party: Baby Chick Easter Eggs

 

Let us know if you tried these and how they turned out!

2 comments

  • Love you guys you’re so awesome

    Teresa La Mar
  • Great idea!! This will be fun to do with my great-grandchildren. Thank you for sharing!!

    Bonnie Lilley

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