Easter is just around the corner, and you want to try something new with your family when it comes to decorating. We’ve got you covered, with 6 easy and creative ways to decorate that all the kids are sure to enjoy.
Have you ever had post-decorator’s remorse with your Easter eggs and wished you could go back and redo them? By coating your eggs with chalkboard paint and then using chalk to write on them, you can avoid that feeling—all you have to do is erase and do something new!
This is a creative way of decorating your Easter eggs that means you never have to be done decorating them: you can add and erase as you want. And kids will surely love it! After all, who doesn’t enjoy playing with chalk?
A simple idea you might not think of using to decorate your eggs involves a somewhat unusual medium.
Now, before you run out and buy a tattoo gun, we mean the fake kind. All you have to do for this simple decorating method is take a sheet of fake tattoos and put them on the egg the way you normally would on skin. There, done! No mess and no fuss.
This is great especially for kids—they can put all of their favorite superheroes and characters on the egg.
No, no, not tie-dye like the swirling, psychedelic shirts of the 70s, but tie-dye, as in, using old neckties to dye your eggs. Wrap an egg in an old, colorful tie and boil it in a mixture of water and vinegar. This imprints the design of the tie on the egg and gives you an opening for what to get dad next Father’s Day.
Dried Flowers and Onion Boiling
Feeling more rustic with your egg decorating?
Glue dried flowers flat to your egg and boil them with onions. The onions will impart a rustic, brown hue to the egg—the flowers and leaves, when peeled off, will leave off-white impressions. It has a simple charm and elegance.
You can go further and make the flower gathering and drying a family event. Pick flowers from the yard together and hang them upside down to dry in the house.
Why not break away from the egg dying kits and go back to basics? Children love to paint and express themselves, and watercolor is the perfect way to do so.
Pick up a simple watercolor kit and some pencils, and paint your egg. You don’t need to be Monet for your eggs to turn out great: the watercolors impart a marbled effect naturally and drawing on the egg leaves your personal touch in pencil.
Tape and Dye
But maybe, your family are graphic designers at heart and you want eggs that reflect that, with bold color and negative space. That’s easier to achieve than you might think—no Photoshop involved. Wrap your blank egg in some tape, forming any kind of design you want. Then, dye it.
Repeat this process, changing the color of your dye. At the end, peel off your tape. This will create overlapping designs in different colors, for a truly unique and special Easter egg.
Remember what’s most important
These are some simple ideas to go about decorating Easter eggs this Easter. But, however you end up decorating your eggs, what’s most important is the time spent with your family and loved ones. Take a break and celebrate spring together.