March 18th, 2013 at 1:35 pm
By Kim Ross
One of our favorite things to do this time of year is decorating Easter Eggs. I wanted to share some traditional and non-traditional ways that you can decorate eggs with. If you aren’t a fan of using hard-boiled eggs, pick up some wooden or styrofoam eggs which some of these techniques can be used on. One of my favorite tools to use when dying eggs with little ones is a wire whisk. Stick the egg in and the child has a easy way to dunk their egg in the dye. A life saver for broken eggs!
Kool-Aid Dyed Eggs – Instead of the traditional packs of egg dye found, use different colors of Kool-Aid drink mix to dye your eggs. Use each packet with 2/3 cup of water. It is amazing how vibrant some of the colors will come out. It may smell fruity at first, but as the egg dries, that fruity smell will go away.
Crayons – Use crayons to color right on the eggs. Decorate with words, polka-dots, or even pictures. Have you even written on an egg with a white crayon and then our the egg in dye to reveal a hidden message.
Paint - Paint used with rollers and brushes is fun for adventurous moms. Feel free to add glitter too! They sell some great painting machines in your Egg decorating aisle. Use them year after year with a little paint from your craft closet!
Stamps - Use stamps or stamp makers to put fun designs on the eggs. This is an easy way for young children to decorate their eggs.
Stickers – Pick out favorite stickers to cover the egg. You could even put words in stickers, and then dye the egg and remove the stickers after the eggs dry! Rub on’s, decals and tattoos are other fun ways that work the same as stickers!
Duct Tape - Using some of the new patterned duct tape, cut strips to decorate your eggs. Imagine the possibilities ~ Camouflage, Zebra Striped or even glow in the dark eggs!
Fabric and Ribbon – Use scraps of ribbon and fabric to cover your eggs.
Chalkboard Paint – Use chalkboard paint to cover the egg and you can recreate your design as much as you want!
Be creative when decorating eggs! Take a walk down the scrapbooking aisle at the store and find all kinds of fun things to cover your Easter Eggs!
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.