Easter can often be a bit too sugar oriented, with all those sweet treats and chocolate, so, why not consider crafting your own eggs with the kids this Easter? Here are 5 Easy Easter Egg Decorating Ideas You’ll Enjoy with the Kids (and which should help keep the sugar rush to a minimum!):
Tips for trying to stay Healthy at Easter
It can be difficult to resist all those delicious Easter treats, what with chocolate eggs appearing left right and centre. According to Readers Digest, you don’t have to worry too much. By having sensible portions and doing enough exercise each day, you can all enjoy Easter, but do eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to ensure that your diet remains healthy – here are 20 Kids Easter Treats That Are Actually Good for Them.
If, however, you want to cut down a bit on the chocolate variety of eggs this year, then decorating your own is a better idea. And it’s a bit of fun too – here are some easy Easter egg decorating ideas to try with the kids:
#1. Colouring Real Eggs
Of course, the best fun at Easter is decorating your own real eggs. You can either decorate a hard-boiled egg or one that has been ‘blown’. We love this great infographic from Sharri’s Berries which shows you how to prep your eggs, and a neat trick for drying your decorated ones :
Via Sharri’s Berries
#2. Melted Crayons Easter Eggs
Here’s a creative and easy way to decorate your Easter Eggs this year, with some melted crayons. Kids will love to watch as the crayons melt, creating a cool marbled effect on the eggs. Almost like magic!
All you need are some crayons, a grater and eggs to decorate.
#3. Decorate Pre-Made Hollow Eggs
If you would like to decorate eggs this Easter, without the hassle of blowing or hard-boiling, then why not consider some paper or plastic eggs pre-made hollow eggs from the Craft Superstore. Just paint and tie some cute ribbons around the centre for some colourful eggs.
You could also do the same with either blown or hard-boiled real eggs. We love this cute and simple idea for green-dyed ninja turtle eggs from A Pumpkin And A Princess.
Image via A Pumpkin And A Princess
Markers are also perfect for decorating either craft or real eggs? Why not try these creative sharpie-decorated Easter eggs from mom.me?
Image via mom.me
And for a fun painted and marker combination, check out these monster eggs from Artzy Creations.
Image via Artzy Creations
#4. Natural Dyed Eggs
If you would prefer natural dyes instead of food colouring, mommypotamus has a great guide for dying your eggs using everyday food items and spices to add colour.
Image via mommypotamus
#5. Papier-Mâché Eggs
If you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty (and sticky) then making your own Easter eggs using the papier-mâché technique is worth trying.
You will need a balloon, strips of tissue paper, a brush, glue and some water.
- The first step is to blow up the balloon and place it in a glass bowl.
- Next, mix some glue with half a cup of water and use it to sweep over the strips of tissue to help them to stick to the rubber surface of the balloon.
- Add several layers of tissue paper until the entire balloon is well covered.
- Leave the balloon to dry overnight and have fun painting it the next day with the kids.
- Choose a colour palette of some similar colours for a theme, which will give your egg the best finish.
Over to you now, do you decorate your own eggs at Easter? Tell us in the comments below.