Here are 50+ unique and fun crafts for Easter egg decorating! You’re going to love these Easter egg ideas, for both real and faux eggs.
I love decorating Easter eggs! It’s one of the first Easter crafts you typically do as a kid, so I think that’s why I love it – good childhood memories. Who doesn’t remember the little PAAS kits with the tablets you put in water?
We loved ripping the stands out of the back of the box and displaying our colorful eggs when they were done. The colors always seemed so vibrant.
I’ve matured a bit since then (well, I guess that’s up for debate) and so have my crafting tastes. I want to try something a little bit more than the colored tablets with my Easter crafts. I’ve got 50+ great Easter egg designs in the collection below.
Before we dive into them, I wanted to make you aware of the various kinds of egg surfaces you can decorate, that are represented in this post:
- Real eggs (learn how to hollow eggs)
- Wooden eggs
- Paper mache eggs
- Paintable plastic eggs (white, rougher surface than regular plastic)
- Plastic eggs
- Foam eggs
For the most part, you can do any of these Easter egg ideas on any of the above surfaces. It’s really a matter of preference. Real eggshells are obviously the most fragile on the list, so if you want eggies that last – pick one of the other surfaces.
How do you prefer decorating your eggs? I’d love to hear in the comments! If you’ve tried any on this list, or plan to, or have your own special sauce – let me hear it. Otherwise enjoy the list below and happy Easter!
Easter Egg Decorations
If you are looking for something different for Easter this year, you'll love these projects. From Mod Podge to Sharpies, there are so many ideas for decorating easter eggs! Just take a look at these 50+ tutorials I found.
Paint and Gold Leaf
Add bright colors with paint or dye and gold leaf parts of the egg. This post shows wooden eggs, but you could do it with real eggs just as easily.
Heather printed her own French script and decoupaged the cutouts to eggs. They look great in this simple black and white mix of eggs.
These baby fruit eggs are so cute! Find out how to make these and three other unique Easter egg ideas in this post.
Nail Polish Marbled
Get unique marbled eggs using nail polish and water. Make sure you have some gloves for these beauties!
Don't forget to visit our marbled mugs if you like marbling with nail polish.
Not just for desserts anymore! Use sprinkles and glue to cover your eggs. If you love crafts with sprinkles, these will be fun.
Have you heard about the goose that laid the golden eggs? Now you make your own gold bullion eggs without the need for poultry (and thousands of dollars!). These look like real gold, thanks to metallic paint.
Paint and Ribbon
With a little creativity, using paint and ribbon on brown eggs gives you a soft, rustic farmhouse look to your Easter eggs.
Black and White
Beth used two thicknesses of Sharpies to decorate these eggs. They're perfect for decorating if you aren't into typical Easter colors.
Check out these eggs done with gold foil tattoos. Easy to make and there is no mess!
This awesome galaxy-like design is achieved using ink soaked felt to stamp the egg with color and then repeated with two other colors.
Learn to how to make gorgeous pastel hobnail Easter Eggs inspired by vintage McCoy Pottery and hobnail art glass and milk glass. You'll use self-adhesive pearls and paint.
Turn plastic eggs into confetti Easter eggs with some Mod Podge and sparkle. This fun Easter craft is blingy and makes great decor!
Get the wild and whimsical look of Lisa Frank designs using temporary tattoos, glitter, paint and markers.
Get five recipes to dye your eggs naturally using red cabbage, blueberries, spinach, grape juice, and beetroot. Plus, the eggs are edible since the dyes are natural!
Onion Skin Dyed with Added Designs
I love the way these eggs turned out! Get another recipe for naturally dyeing your eggs with onion skins. See how to get unique designs using nylon stockings.
Kool Aid Dyed
Using different flavor packets of Kool Aid is a great way to dye eggs. Kids will like dissolving the powder and seeing how it attaches to the eggs.
Use a paper punch to create a bunch of flowers (or whatever shape you like) and add them to dyed eggs using glue.
Use your Silhouette or any alphabet stickers to create the personalized monogram eggs of your choice.
Have you been wanting to learn how to gold leaf Easter eggs? This article will show you how, and give you some great tips for success!
Hand lettering is really popular now. If you enjoy doing hand lettering, these eggs are for you! Look how cute they are.
Cut pieces of washi tape and create designs on your eggs: geometric, polka dots, and more! This is a fun no mess Easter egg decorating idea.
Cute Little Carrots
The carrot eggs are so cute! A bit of paint and some fringed felt is all you need for this look.
Cool Whip and food coloring can give you some really cool (pun intended) designs! You can do the same thing with shaving cream, but this way they are still edible.
Aged Copper Leaf
You can make these aged copper leaf eggs using the same process as gold leaf eggs. Instead of purchasing gold leaf, purchase sheets of variegated metallic leaf.
This watercolor effect is easy to create with very watered down food coloring. Just hold part of the egg in the water and then move to a different color with a different part of the egg!
Dye your eggs and then use acrylic white paint and a brush to add little brushstrokes to each egg. If you don't feel like you have any crafting skills, this Easter egg decorating will be for you.
Love the pattern on your paper napkins? Use Mod Podge to create Easter eggs with the design.
Dye your eggs and then use a stamp and ink to add a stamp to the eggs. These are stamped with "You're a good egg".
This is how to dye Easter eggs in your Instant Pot! If you have a pressure cooker and love hard boiled eggs, but also want to color them during the holidays this is a fun and easy way to dye them in just five minutes. Beautifully colored with little to no mess.
Gold Leaf & Vinyl Sayings
You can use your Cricut or Silhouette for these painted and gold leaf eggs, or a steady hand and a thin marker.
All you need is a bag of moss and a hot glue gun (oh, and some eggs). These are great not only for Easter, but for spring decor too.
Use rice and food coloring to create fun speckled eggs. The rice turns out neat, and everything is edible after the holiday is over!
Dye or paint your Easter eggs and then print designs on clear address labels to create stickers for your eggs. These have phone related icons.
Create cute little Easter chicks hatching from your eggs by using acrylic paint and paint pens.
Cement and Metallics
Use real eggs and cement to make this Easter decor that lasts for years.
Paint your eggs yellow and then use the free printable Easter egg wraps and glue dots to make these cute little minions.
Just as the name says, these eggs were made by wrapping twine over glue. If you're a beginning crafter, this is a great place to start decorating Easter eggs!
Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol
Create a beautiful tie dye watercolor effect using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. Kids will have fun creating a variety of patterns and swirls.
Make your own confetti eggs with the paper mache technique - the perfect Easter craft everyone is gonna love (there's a surprise inside!).
Similar to the twine-wrapped eggs earlier, these yarn-wrapped eggs are super simple using glue and scraps of yarn!
The colorful cracks are so neat on these rainbow dyed eggs, and kids love them!
Paint in A Bag
Do some color mixing by adding various colors to a gallon bag and squishing or shaking an egg or two in the mix!
Inspired by eggs she saw in a Pottery Barn catalog, Angie created these eggs using stencils and a white paint pen.
Here is another amazing egg from Amy at Atta Girl Says. Achieve this look using rub-on designs. There are so many possibilities!
Vintage Book Pages
Similar to the French script eggs earlier in this post, these eggs are decorated using Mod Podge. This time, however, old book pages were used. These are great for displaying all year, not just on Easter.
Rubber Band Dyed
Use rubber bands to make cool patterns as you dye your Easter eggs. I'm wondering on what other surfaces I can use this technique!
Learn how to hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot and then decorate them to look like Hello Kitty.
These Mod Podge glitter Easter eggs can be made in a short amount of time and pack a sparkly punch!
If you color your eggs with crayons while the eggs are still hot, the color will melt on the egg and give you a really cool look!
What do you think of these Easter egg ideas? In the comments, I’d love to know how you will do your eggs this year! Then check out some of the following Easter DIYs: