Does the thought of dyeing Easter eggs take the bounce out of your bunny hop? Then it’s time for some short cuts!
I used to buy egg dye kits when my brood was young because it seemed like the quickest way to get the “job” done. Well, it did the trick but the eggs lacked creativity — something I didn’t think I had time for.
But thanks to Pinterest and some other sources, I’ve found quick and easy ways to create colorful Easter eggs without leaving dye-stained rainbows on my fingertips and counter tops!
1. Minion Eggs
Even if you haven’t got a creative bone in your body, you can do this one, thanks to the geniuses at A Thrifty Mom. You’ll need yellow and blue plastic Easter eggs, black electrical tape, glue dots, a black marker and wiggly eyes. Yep, that’s it.
Separate the eggs and mismatch them with the yellow halves on top. Cut thin strips of black tape and wrap one around the top of each yellow half. Use glue dots to hold the eyes in place and then draw hair and a mouth.
Kids will adore these, especially if they’re filled with surprises!
Want to get your youngsters more involved? Read on!
2. Chalkboard Paint Eggs
This is an Easter egg project that will keep little ones busy as they wait for the big day!
Purchase chalkboard paint at any craft store or retailer that sells do-it-yourself decorating items. I highly recommend applying the black paint to plastic eggs to avoid cracking the shells of real ones since these likely will be handled many times.
Allow the paint to dry before using white or multi-colored chalk to personalize each masterpiece. Easily change up the designs by washing off the chalk, drying the eggs and starting over! Read the full DIY instructions by Oleander + Palm!
Not easy enough? Try this one:
3. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs
Eggs, paper towel, food coloring. That’s all you need for these hippy-era eggs.
You can use hard-boiled eggs or blown eggs — your choice. First, wrap and hold a single paper towel tightly around an egg. Randomly and slowly squeeze different color drops of food coloring onto the paper towel. You can cover the entire egg with color or leave white areas.
Remove the paper towel and allow the egg to dry standing up. That’s it! Read the full DIY instructions from Frugal Mom Eh.
OK, just one more.
4. Whipped Cream-Colored Eggs
A whipped cream bath? Lucky eggs! Like the others, this decorating tip requires a very short list of items: eggs, whipped cream, food coloring gel.
Hard boil your eggs and let them dry completely. Place a large tub of whipped cream in a bowl. (You may want to use two tubs and a second bowl if you’re coloring more than a dozen eggs.) Drizzle several hues of food coloring gel across the whipped cream and use a toothpick to lightly swirl it in the bowl.
Place the eggs in the whipped cream and slowly roll them until they are entirely covered. The longer you leave them in there, the bolder their colors will be; 10-30 minutes is recommended.
Wear gloves to remove the eggs and rinse them quickly with cool water. Allow them to dry on a paper towel. Read the full DIY instructions here, courtesy of Only Deco Love!
Keep Easter prep simple and affordable
What’s great about all four of these Easter egg decorating ideas? They are easy on your pocketbook, allow creativity and use simple-to-find supplies.
You’ve got enough to do this week!
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— Shelley Grieshop
This blog was updated Jan. 10, 2023.