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10 Easy Easter Egg Crafts That Even The Worst Pinterest Failure Can Pull Off

Browsing Pinterest boards makes me a little sad. Not because I have a black heart and I hate adorable little crafts, but because I can never pull this stuff off. I really want to be the mom that can pull this stuff off occasionally, is that too much to ask? I want a glue gun to be at home in my cupboards. I want to own glitter and different colored construction paper. Unfortunately, I will probably never have a craft drawer. It’s okay to be aware of your limitations.

I spent some time browsing Pinterest today, so you don’t have to. I found crafts that have the least amount of elements and look easy enough for someone like me to pull off. Listen, if I can do it – you can do it. Well, technically I don’t really know if I can do any of these because I haven’t attempted them – but I have failed with so many craft projects that I have become pretty adept at recognizing which mountains are too high to climb. These are molehills. Cute little crafty molehills. I’m going to use a lot of exclamation points. That’s how excited I am.

1. Wreath!

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You cut out a circle of foam board, glue some Easter egg grass to it, then glue the eggs to the grass. How hard could that be?

2. Glitter!

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Put on double-sided sticky dots and roll in glitter. YOU CAN DO THIS.

3. Stamps!

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This requires a fancy stamp set, which I don’t have. But if I did have one this would be super easy.

4. Chalkboard!

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How cute is this? Chalkboard paint. I never would’ve thought of this. This is why I do not have a crafty blog. I don’t think of these things. Just paint the eggs and let your kids draw all over them.

5. Sharpie!

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Oh my God, mine would not look like this at all! But if you have any artistic talent, this is a really good idea!

6. Confetti!

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These are not easy at all! But they are so cool, some of you may want to try anyway. I can’t even explain how to make these, but it’s not as hard as you think it is! Good luck.

7. Sequins!

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There’s not even directions with these, but I’m assuming you just roll them in glue and then roll them in sequins, right? Tiny, little sequins. Fancy!

8. Paper napkins!

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These look really complicated, but they’re not! You cut the patterns off of a napkin and glue them to an egg. Easy!

9. Crayons!

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Apparently, egg dye won’t stick to crayon – so you can draw on the eggs, then dip them, then get these cute results!

10. Bows!

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Look how much fancier this egg looks with a bow stuck to it. You’re welcome.

 

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  • Kay_Sue

    Most of these are still beyond my skill set.

    I think the glittery polka dots and chalkboard are within my range of abilities, but glitter is a hellish nightmare and I’d be afraid of eating the eggs after the chalkboard paint, and what is the point of having eggs if you can’t devil them afterwards… ;)

    • Maria Guido

      Yeah – me too. I’m actually Greek – and we only die the eggs red, but that is not much of a post! haha

    • Maria Guido

      I mean dye.

    • Kay_Sue

      I found it a highly appropriate slip, because usually dying eggs leaves me wishing that something would, indeed, die…usually the entire holiday and all of its assorted traditions…

    • Valerie

      My husband calls me Mommy Dearest whenever we do crafty shit with the kids. I just have no patience for the mess or the fights they have about who got the better stickers/paper/sequins/googly craft eyes/what-the-fuck-ever.

    • Kay_Sue

      I feel you. I don’t have the patience for it either.

    • Rachel Sea

      I bet you could ask each of your relatives how to dye an egg really red (or how to pick the best egg for cracking) and get 15 different answers.

    • Lee

      You can do what I do. We decorate a batch of eggs and I buy the pre-shelled hard boiled eggs for the deviling. I will pay whatever they charge not to de-shell eggs. I am totally with you on the glitter though. It’s the herpes of crafting supplies. Once you bring it in your house, it isn’t going away.

    • Kay_Sue

      I have not ever seen deshelled eggs. I’d honestly pay the extra just because I can’t ever de-shell the eggs right, with or without dye involved…

    • Lee

      They are always in a weird spot. At Walmart they are usually closer to the cheese than the eggs. I have even found them by the deli section on occasion. I think Eggland’s best makes them. The back of the package is see through and the front is white.

    • Kay_Sue

      That’s friggin’ awesome. Also fulfills my “learn one thing new each day” quota. Double win. ;)

    • Williwaw

      “The herpes of crafting supplies” is the best metaphor ever.

    • Valerie

      My mother has a habit of buying my kids cards with glitter on them. Just that amount of glitter transferring to various surfaces in my house is enough to make me nuts. I hate glitter!

    • Kay_Sue

      My stepdaughters and my oldest son got into the glitter glue and hid in our bedroom to make a surprise. I still wake up with glitter on me, and I have dusted, swept, changed sheets, flipped the mattress, everything has been washed including comforters and pillows…

      I think it’s in the ventilation system. It’s the only explanation aside from the existence of glitter fairies that want to fuck with me.

    • Valerie

      Glitter is diabolical, for sure.

  • Sexy Robotic Arms Dealer

    So much effort into something you’re gonna crack and dismantle

  • LadyClodia

    These are cute, but I’m generally hopeless with Easter eggs. I normally buy brown eggs, but I remembered to buy white eggs to color, and I bought Eggland’s Best eggs. Yeah, each one has “EB” stamped on it, which I had forgotten about. Luckily “EB” can stand for “Easter Bunny,” so my boys accepted it without question. I tried to make sure all of the eggs were turned so you couldn’t see the EB when we took pictures of them though.
    Maybe we could handle the crayon eggs.
    The glitter eggs are pretty, but so.much.glitter.

    • Alex Lee

      Epic save!

    • Tinyfaeri

      You could just put regular stickers on them, then no glitter and more variety. BAT EGG TIME!

  • shel

    Most of the dye packs for easter eggs around here come with a white crayon so you can draw stuff… though other crayons work just as well, and you can then see what you drew.

  • pixie

    These are adorable!

    Also, I hate all of you because I finally succumbed to pinterest-itis and have pinned a bunch of cross-stitch patterns. #hateyouall

    • LadyClodia

      I think I have a Pinterest account, but I never use it. I hadn’t thought to pin cross-stitch patterns though, hmm…Just last week I finished my first cross-stitch piece in about 20 years!

    • pixie

      That’s awesome! And yeah, that’s kind of the main reason why I went there, to see what they had in the way of patterns. It’s really hard to find good free patterns (or good, cheap patterns). And while I’m sure I could figure out how to make my own, I’m far too lazy lol.

    • Lilly
    • pixie

      You are my favourite right now.

    • Valerie

      Ahhhh you got sucked into the Pinterest vortex. Hope you enjoy accomplishing nothing for hours and hours at a time!

    • pixie

      Bahaha. That’s my everyday life anyways ;)

    • Valerie

      Nice. My time sucks are Mommyish, Pinterest and Houzz.

    • pixie

      Mommyish and Facebook for me.

  • Alex Lee

    That paper napkin and glue project can turn bad really quickly.

    I will have to try decorating with Sharpie this year.

    My last project was making “Devil Nets” out of chocolate and pretzels.

    • MaebykittyRN

      I really want to try that paper napkin one! But I’m envisioning my entire countertop covered in glue-y napkins. Maybe I’ll choose a safer one…

  • Lee

    I saw confetti eggs in the seasonal aisle of my grocery store for $2. Less work, equal amounts of fun!

  • Guest

    I’m going to glitter the shit out of my eggs this year.

  • Valerie

    I’m sorry but WTAF with #6? Who sat down and said “today is the day I fill this hollowed out egg with loads of fucking glitter!” And for what purpose? Does the family gather round the Easter table and crack their glitter eggs? What is the point??

    • Sarah

      My ex sister-in-law’s family had a tradition of filling the eggs with glitter and then having an egg fight on Easter. It was a horrific mess even done outside. It may be a Mexican tradition, not sure. Either way, not having to do it anymore was an added bonus when my brother divorced her.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

    Duuuude what about these ones? They seem super easy – you just add more water as you go to get the gradient effect:

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  • Shelly Lloyd

    Nice thing about having teenagers, all I have to do is give them money and candy for Easter.