When it comes to holiday festivities, one of my very most favorites is decorating Easter eggs. I remember as a kid not wanting to hunt eggs with all the other kids but wanting to hide them with the adults instead. I loved gathering around our kitchen table with my mom and sister to dip those warm hard-boiled eggs into the stinky vinegar dye mixes to create one-of-a-kind egg creations. And now that I have kids of my own, I think my love for dying Easter eggs has only grown. Last Easter, even though Elisha was too young to take part, we boiled eggs for me to dye just myself.
This year, now that he is old enough, I’ve been searching for different ways to decorate eggs and compiled a list of my favorites that we will be trying ourselves! And since he’s only two-years-old we will be keeping it simple for those little uncoordinated hands. Unfortunately, I’ve come to find more elaborate decorated eggs than simple kid-friendly ones…
Stripped Eggs (made with rubber bands)
I tried this technique last year. It worked okay. I found it a little difficult to wrap the rubber bands around the eggs tight enough to keep them from slipping off but not so tight as to not crack the eggshell. I love the design it creates, though, so we’ll be trying it again.
Now that I have a girl, we’ll need to diva-fy some eggs. Much to Matthew’s dismay. He’s not much of a fan of glitter, sparkles, and sequins. Or anything with the words “diva” or “princess” on it. Or animal prints. Or hot pink. Really anything that could remotely be considered “neon.”
Mommy will win this battle.
Lace Stencil Eggs
These are just too pretty to not try…
We (well, I) tried this technique as well last year and I loved it! Especially dipping one color over another color to create a completely new color. I get serious when it comes to decorating eggs, y’all.
Wow, I did this one too. Maybe I was a year behind myself with this post…
This technique was tons of fun as well. The only thing is to repeat each drop/streak a few times to make sure it stains. One drop/streak isn’t enough to show any color. Luckily, each additional streak tends to follow the first streak down.
I’ll be posting photos of our own decorated eggs next week along with photos of the other festivities going on this weekend. One excited girl over here!
And if you have any other kid-friendly ways to dye Easter eggs, let me know! I have a feeling we’ll be boiling and dying more than a dozen.
- Genius! 40 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs (brit.co)
- 9 ways kids can decorate Easter Eggs without dyeing them (coolmompicks.com)
- Fun Easter Crafts for Toddlers – Holiday Activities (everydayfamily.com)