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Tattoo Easter Eggs Are a Fun Holiday Craft

If you are looking for unique Easter egg ideas, check out these eggs done with gold foil tattoos. Easy to make and there is no mess!

Skills Required: None. You can make a tattoo easter egg even if you’ve never crafted before. This is a perfect beginner idea and great for kids too.

Tattoo Easter eggs

It’s almost March, which is Easter month this year, so of course we have started brainstorming ALL the Easter egg ideas for decorating.

These gold foil tattoo Easter eggs are at the top of my list because they are easy and gorgeous and take less than two minutes to make, and that fits all the major requirements in my book.

This project is super simple, and if you can apply a temporary tattoo, you can do this project. It’s much easier and less messy than a lot of other options. Remember those dye kits from your childhood? The dye got everywhere!

Easter eggs with tattoos on paper shreds

This Easter egg decorating idea is for you moms out there who don’t want to clean up a mess, or if you want something a bit more trendy and sophisticated than the standard egg decorating fare.

You can use any temporary tattoos including characters if you’re doing this with the littles. These gold foil ones are perfect for Easter decorating that is a bit more upscale.

Here is how I did it . . .

Easter Egg Tattoos

Gather These Supplies

  • Eggs
  • Temporary Tattoos (I got these from Tattly)
  • Rag
  • Water
  • Scissors

As far as the egg options for this project, you can definitely use real eggs. But if you want them to last for years, I’d use either wood eggs painted with white or the paintable plastic eggs.

Regular plastic eggs won’t typically take temporary tattoos very well (they’ll just slide off), but the paintable ones have a bit of a textured surface that makes them adhere better.

Wet the Tattoos

Step 1: Apply the tattoos to your eggs. You’re going to use a damp rag and keep wetting until the paper releases.

Rubbing a damp rag down on the tattoo and egg

Peel Off the Paper

Then peel off the paper.

Peeling back the paper from the tattoo

Yep that’s it. One simple step and you have beautiful Easter decor!

Easter egg with a tattoo sitting in an egg crate with a few other eggs

If you’d like to make sure the temporary tattoos stay down, you’ll need to spray something over the top. I recommend a clear spray sealer. You could also brush on some Mod Podge.

These tattoo Easter eggs would make awesome vase filler! They would also look nice in the ceramic egg holders.

Easter egg with a gold foil tattoo

Get the printable how-to card below!

Yield: 3 eggs

Tattoo Easter Eggs

Tattoo Easter eggs

Learn how to decorate Easter eggs with temporary tattoos! This is an easy, no mess craft.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Eggs
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Rag
  • Water


  • Scissors


  1. Make sure the surface of the egg is clean. Remove the backer from the temporary tattoo and place on the egg where you want it.
  2. Soak the back using the water and the rag according to the tattoo instructions.
  3. Once the tattoo is released onto the egg, remove the backer paper and let dry.
  4. Seal if desired.

Did you make this project?

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This is one of those Easter egg ideas that is so pretty and simple! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls. I’d also love for you to check out these other Easter posts:

Kristi Quill

Monday 29th of February 2016



Monday 29th of February 2016

These eggs are gorgeous! I'm going to have to try making them!


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