Unique Ways to Decorate Eggs for Easter

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This guide to decorate eggs for Easter, will satisfy all your Easter egg coloring needs. Find ways to paint, dye and decorate eggs in traditional and nontraditional methods, all of your Easter Day guests will be impressed by your new found egg designing skills.

A collection of unique ways to decorate eggs for Easter.

These unique ways to decorate eggs for Easter include fun ways to paint an Easter egg, creative ways to dye Easter eggs without an egg dye kit, and clever ways to decorate eggs for Easter that will spark your artistic side with simple, yet exciting ways to spruce up your Easter egg decor.


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Expert Tips to Decorate Eggs for Easter

  • Easter egg preparation: Place a single layer of eggs in a saucepan. Add cold water to come at least 1 inch above the eggs. Cover and bring the water to a boil; turn off the heat. Let the eggs stand covered in the hot water for 12 minutes for medium, 15 minutes for large eggs and 18 minutes for extra large.
  • Pro tip: Use food-safe dyes or food coloring while dyeing your eggs so you can still eat them!
  • Avoid brown eggs: Although brown eggs are just as easy to dye, they will not effectively showcase pastel or light colors in the way that white eggs do.
  • Variation tip: Use common household items to dye eggs like shaving cream, Kool Aid or food coloring.

Fun Ways to Paint an Easter Egg

Painting Easter eggs is a fun way to charm your Easter day guests with clever designs like mermaid tales, hamburgers and galaxy patterns that will easily impress a crowd. Show off your creative side by trying one of these fun ways to paint an Easter egg.

Eggs painted yellow with faces painted on them that represent a variety of emojis.
Emoji Easter Eggs
Would these not make for THE BEST EGG HUNT OF ALL TIME!? Yes, yes they would. Happy emoji-ing!
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Eggs decorated to look like burgers with a bun, lettuce, and cheese.
Burger Easter Eggs
Serve up some burger Easter eggs this holiday season!
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Eggs painted in a pattern to resemble the scales of a mermaid tail.
Mermaid Easter Eggs
This simple yet sparkly puts a fun spin on the classic Easter Egg design that your kids will love!
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An assortment of white eggs decorated with watercolor painted flowers in the colors blue, purple, pink, green and yellow.
Watercolor Floral Eggs
Create a lovely assortment of Easter eggs with this artistic but simple design idea.
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Eggs dyed in a white and blue marbled pattern.
Nail Polish Technique Easter Eggs
These beautiful indigo marbled eggs incorporate a special ingredient to give your holiday celebration an extra special flair.
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Eggs painted to represent lemons, limes and watermelons.
Fruit Inspired Easter Eggs
These painted eggs are sure to add a fruity element to this year's Easter baskets.
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Eggs painted in a purple, blue and black galaxy pattern.
Galaxy Easter Eggs
These awe inspiring eggs incorporate acrylic paints to create an exciting galaxy themed design.
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Typography Easter Eggs
With a painted base, decorate your Easter eggs with any celebratory phrase of your choosing!
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Carrot Easter Eggs
Incorporate other elements of the Easter holiday into your egg decorating traditions with a little orange paint and green felt.
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Creative Ways to Dye Easter Eggs without an Egg Dye Kit

No egg dye kit in sight? No problem! Learn how to use common household items including shaving cream, food coloring and Kool Aid as easy egg dye kit alternatives with the recipes listed in this section.

Dye Eggs with Food Dye
Use your favorite shade of food coloring to create a gorgeous assortment of dyed Easter eggs.
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A bowl of plain white eggs surrounded by an assortment of kool aid packets.
Dye Eggs with Kool Aid
Skip the traditional egg dyes and experiment with the ever popular Kool Aid dyeing method.
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An assortment of pastel colored eggs dyed in a marble like pattern.
Shaving Cream Dyed Eggs
Here's a quick and easy way to dye your Easter eggs this year using shaving cream and food coloring!
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A basket of Easter Eggs dyed purple, pink and yellow.
Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes
All you need to dye your Easter Eggs this year are fresh red beets, yellow onion skins, and frozen blueberries.
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4 cups filled with colored liquid and an egg.
Dye Eggs in Vivid Colors
Coloring Easter eggs in a variety of vivid colors is a beloved spring tradition and can easily be accomplished with food coloring.
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Ombre Spray Paint Eggs
Use spray paint to create a beautiful gradient design to wow your guests on Easter.
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Clever Ways to Decorate Eggs for Easter

Looking for an original design for your Easter eggs? Mosaic eggs, ice cream cone eggs, glitter polka dot eggs and more can be found below and used to enhance your Easter baskets and holiday decor this year.Find even more helpful hints here.

A bowl of easter eggs decorated with painted colorful flowers.
Flower Power Easter Eggs
They are easy to make, can be made in the colors of your choice, and are much less messy than dying eggs.  As an added bonus, cutting out the flowers for the eggs in a great fine motor activity for children.
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Grey colored eggs with googly eyes and faces attached.
Rock Troll Easter Eggs
Imitate the beloved magical trolls that disguise themselves as moss covered rocks in the movie Frozen.
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Hollow eggs with small holes drilled in them.
Drilled Easter Eggs
This unique egg design is sure to turn heads at this years Easter celebration!
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Mosaic Eggs
Fulfill your desire for something beautiful and unique with these mosaic eggs.
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Colorful eggs decorated with shapes including hearts and stars.
Resist Dye Effect Eggs
Decorate Easter eggs using dye and stickers, then peel off the stickers for a resist dye effect.
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Book Pages Easter Eggs
Create intriguing Easter Eggs with pages out of your favorite books.
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Ice Cream Cone Easter Eggs
Decadently decorate eggs to remind you of a classic ice cream cone with all of your favorite toppings.
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Temporary Tattoo Eggs
Create an assortment of vibrant and detailed Easter eggs by repurposing temporary tattoos.
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Eggs covered in pastel covered sprinkles.
Sprinkle Easter Eggs
This delicate design is great way to use up leftover sprinkles and create a cute and original design for your Easter decor.
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Glitter Polka Dot Eggs
Use glue dots and glitter to create a spunky collection of eggs this Easter.
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Pink Easter Bunny Eggs
This adorable Easter bunny design is the perfect way to add some cute and cuddly qualities into your Easter decorations.
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