Coloring Easter eggs is a common family tradition, but you don't have to make it an elaborate affair in order to have fun. Here's eight easy Easter egg decorating ideas to try with your family.
1. Melted crayon eggs.
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This method is great because it is both faster and less messy than traditional dip dye cups. You just use a crayon to draw on a freshly boiled egg, and the heat melts the crayon wax to make pretty designs. Perfect for kids who are old enough to be careful handling a warm egg.
2. Cabbage dyed eggs.
Whether you want a more natural approach to coloring Easter eggs or you completely forget to pick up a dye kit, this cabbage leaf dye method will let you make pretty eggs in all different shades of blue.
3. Fingerprint eggs.
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Rather than trying to dip the eggs in cups of fluid and hoping no one spills, this fingerprint method would be a great and easy alternative for toddlers. You probably have the paint on hand already, and if you want to get in on the fun just embellish their fingerprints with markers to create little pictures like the ones above.
4. Watercolor eggs.
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Another good option for younger kids, this watercolor egg decorating method involves rinsing the eggs in vinegar and then letting children pour liquid watercolors on top of the eggs in small amounts until the egg is coated. There's less chance of spilling a cup of fluid and you can create negative spaces on the eggs by writing on them with white crayon before coloring.
5. Silk tie dyed eggs.
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Put all those rejected Father's Day ties to good use and make these gorgeous eggs, just make sure you get the OK first because this method means it's the end of the road for the necktie. This could be a great project for teens or older kids who are willing to try something different instead of the traditional colored dyes, and it's not very messy.
6. Kool-Aid eggs.
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If you're out of vinegar, you can use Kool-Aid instead of food coloring to color your Easter eggs without it. For accident prone kids, try Using a wisk to hold the egg instead of a spoon.
7. Sticker eggs.
For those of us who meant to get to the store sooner but when you show up the day before Easter they are out of white eggs is this simple decorative solution. Just use stickers to create patterns and images on the egg. If your kids concentrate hard enough, you might be able to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet while decorating.
8. Texture eggs.
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Perfect for families who don't eat eggs or children who are allergic to eggs. Grab some foam or plastic egg substitutes, a couple glue sticks and rummage through the craft box to come up with unique ways to cover your eggs using the leftovers from all those class projects.