Do you enjoy decorating eggs (real or fake) as soon as Spring hits or the first sign of sun, birds singing and flowers blooming? It is one of those fun traditions that many families have. Many do egg dyeing by carefully submerging eggs into dye (or colored water). Here are some natural egg dyes.
In this post, you will see so much more than that. Oh, so much more! Take a look at 28 egg decorating ideas for kids as well as ways to display eggs during springtime!
Let’s start with the easier ways to decorate eggs. You can use glossy acrylic paint to make them look colorful, lively and beautiful. You can leave them in solid colors or these can be the base to decorate with details over it. Watercolors are easy to use. Children need a little bit of instruction when it comes to making colors look more lively or more washed out (more water).
The other way to decorate eggs. This one is a bit harder to do, so it might require adult help to one degree or another. Basically, you can create intricate designs using a pencil to trace the designs before using paint or ink. I love these specifically because you can make Greek-looking designs or Native American designs or even Scandinavian designs. Isn’t that fun?!
A fun thing children love to create, draw and color are faces. They can be human faces, animal faces or popular character faces. So why not draw them or paint them on eggs? Go ahead and let your children have fun decorating the eggs with faces and then pretend play with them.
The other fun method to decorate (but maybe messier) is to use paper mache. In the pictures below, you can see how to make a giant paper mache egg using a balloon using pieces of color paper or construction paper or use regular eggs using tiny pieces of tissue paper in different colors.
The simplest way to make eggs look awesome and in a jiffy is to get colorful ribbon in different colors and patterns to wrap around the eggs. Have fun going through ribbon online and order some awesome ones. Let your children pick out a roll of several they like the best.
Here are six more ways to decorate eggs. Are you ready? Use artificial flowers to hot glue on the eggs. Pick different colors and sizes for some fun. You can also save up bubble wrap and paint to create patterns on the eggs. Another fun way to decorate eggs is to use spray paint. Pick out colorful and bright colors or use metallic or glittery colors for an extra oomph in your designs.
Three fancier designs are more for adults to create and for children to help glue or put together. The crochet lace eggs are beautiful and sweet. They would be beautiful decorations for a Spring brunch centerpiece or for a baby shower decoration in Spring. You can also use wooden eggs and wooden sticks to make animal characters to place in centerpieces or potted plants to decorate for Spring.
My favorite one is the pearl and shiny thread egg decorating design. Oh wow, I just really love this one! It requires half decorative pearls, shiny thread, paint and tacky glue that dries clear. Once the eggs are painted and dried, use the half pearls and the shiny thread to create lacing and intermingling patterns on the eggs. Use the tacky glue to fasten them to the egg.
Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids
Lastly, I couldn’t show you ways to decorate eggs without showing you ideas on how to display your beautiful creations! Take a look at the wreaths, the garlands, the metal and iron elements, the fake bird nests, the baskets, table settings and tree hanging beauties.
When you decorate, you must first determine how you will decorate and how you will display them so you can decide if you will need real eggs, plastic eggs or wooden eggs. Having the end in mind sometimes pays off. I hope you enjoy creating some amazing designs with your little ones! Which design and display caught your attention the most? Let us know in the comments!
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