These 5 Easter Egg Decorating Hacks might make your weekend crafting with kids a little easier. Handy tips, eco-friendly ideas, and creative concepts to make Easter egg decorating easy!
5 Easter Egg Decorating Hacks
- Use a whisk to contain your egg while you dip them in dye/colour. It contains the eggs so there is no slippage.
- Learn HOW TO BOIL EGGS. Are you doing it right?! Maybe or maybe not. And a properly boiled egg will make all the difference right?!
- Make it a family activity. Because let’s be honest…kids need supervision with Easter egg decorating. Not only to prevent spills. But also to ensure it’s a fun step-by-step process. So lay down your plastic art mat. Get out the supplies (egg cartons, containers for dyes – I like to use mason jars, water, food colouring, wax crayons*, and stickers). For more read: EASY EASTER EGG DECORATION TIPS
- Consider reusable Easter egg decorations. Wooden eggs from etsy sellers. Plastic eggs with blackboard paint (dollar stores). Felt eggs. These eggs are fun to decorate. And reusable. I have wooden and blackboard paint eggs and they make for an easy afternoon of Easter crafting. Plus, it doesn’t make a huge mess. You could also go eco-friendly and use vegetables as natural dyes. Beets. Carrots. Blueberries. I’ve never tried the vegetable dyes but I hear they create nice pastels.
- Wax crayons*. Did you know if you use a wax crayon on a hard boiled egg BEFORE you dip it in dye…the wax crayon decoration will show through and make a pattern when it’s dry? White or yellow crayons work best. Make zig zags. Stripes. Dots. Faces. Then dip it in dye. Done!
And one more Easter Egg Decoration hack…if an egg happens to break…you can turn the egg shell pieces into craft supplies. Check out: EASTER CRAFT FOR KIDS: EGG SHELL ART