Fun Easter Egg Craft Ideas

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Easy Easter Decorating Crafts

There are an endless number of Easter craft ideas when it comes to decorating eggs. Here you’ll find eggcellent ideas for Easter egg crafts for kids and families, including tips for fun, unique Easter egg designs!

But before you begin decorating your eggs, make sure to check out our foolproof method for perfectly hard-boiled eggs and read up on important egg safety information.

Happy decorating with our Easter egg crafts tips and tricks!

 

Easter Egg Shell Flowers

Easter Egg Shell Flowers

What You Need

  • Uncooked eggs
  • Craft paint brushes
  • Watercolor paints OR spray paint
  • Glitter
  • Craft pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Small yellow flowers OR small yellow or orange pompoms
  • Flower vase
  • Glass marbles

Instructions

  1. Carefully PUNCTURE a small hole in the large end of the egg. Gently CRACK and separate the shell, removing the contents of the egg.
  2. WASH the inside and outside of the egg shells with bleach water. Let DRY completely.
  3. PAINT each shell in colors to resemble flowers. SPRINKLE with glitter before the paint dries. Let paint DRY completely.
  4. Gently INSERT a piece of pipe cleaner through the hole and twist it slightly on the inside of the shell. TIE a knot in the pipe cleaner on the outside of the shell. PUSH it to touch the outside of the shell. GLUE the knot to the shell to give the flower support.
  5. GLUE stamen from small yellow flowers OR pompoms onto the bent pipe cleaner on the inside of each shell.
  6. ARRANGE flowers in a vase filled with glass marbles.

Enjoy

These flowers make a lovely Easter centerpiece. Add some baby’s breath to the vase, if desired.

Insider Information

Try to crack the eggs in different sizes, creating a variety of different flowers.

Use contents of eggs in recipes where eggs are thoroughly cooked. Keep egg contents refrigerated until ready to use.

Bleach water can be made by combining 1 quart of water and 1 teaspoon bleach. Place in a labeled container. This will keep indefinitely.

“Cascarones” – Confetti Filled Eggs

What You Need

  • Whole eggs, uncooked
  • Bleach water
  • Craft acrylic paints
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter, stickers, tissue paper, markers
  • Confetti

Instructions

  1. REMOVE contents of egg by making a hole about the size of a dime in the small end of the egg with a knife. POUR out contents of the egg.
  2. WASH the egg with bleach water. Turn upside down. Let dry completely.
  3. PAINT or color the egg shell. Let dry completely. DECORATE with glitter, stickers, tissue paper or markers, as desired.
  4. PLACE a rolled up piece of paper in the hole of the shell. FILL egg with confetti.
  5. COVER and disguise the hole with a sticker or glue a piece of tissue paper the same color of the egg over the hole.
  6. Traditionally, BREAKING an egg over the head of an unsuspecting friend and covering him with the confetti brings him good luck.

Insider Information

  • Use filled eggs as party favors at a child’s birthday party.
  • Bleach water can be made by combining 1 quart water with 1 teaspoon bleach. Place in labeled container. This will keep indefinitely.
  • Use egg contents for recipes where egg is thoroughly cooked. Keep egg contents refrigerated until ready to use.

Rainbow Nest Eggs

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Dyeing to be creative? Rainbow Nest Eggs are a fun way to celebrate the symbols of Spring and they make a colorfully attractive centerpiece!
What You Need

  • Cheesecloth
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Twist ties or string
  • Food coloring
  • Egg carton

Instructions

  1. CUT cheesecloth into 6-inch squares—one for each egg to be colored.
  2. DAMPEN cheesecloth. WRAP around an egg, either twisting loosely and fastening it at both ends with twist ties OR bundling the edges together and fastening them at the top. Each method produces a different result.
  3. PLACE drops of different colors on cheesecloth in desired patterns. Then, TWIST the dye-spotted cloth more tightly around the egg so the colors run together to produce a rainbow’s swirl of color.
  4. UNWRAP the egg and let it dry in the egg carton.

Extras

  • For best results, use each square of cheesecloth only once.
  • Make an attractive display by placing these eggs in fresh greenery on a platter.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

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This Easter, say goodbye to messy cups of coloring and say hello to patterned silk ties! The results of this fun Easter craft are so amazing, everyone will wonder how on earth you did it!

  • Silk ties, cut into 4 x 6-inch pieces
  • Whole eggs, uncooked
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. PLACE the front of the strips of the tie next to the eggshell and wrap around the egg.
  2. BIND thread tightly around the center of the egg to secure the fabric. FOLD and bunch the fabric at the top and bottom of the egg, enclosing the entire egg in fabric.
  3. WIND thread lengthwise and crosswise around the egg to hold the fabric in place. Continue until the egg is almost completely covered with thread.
  4. PLACE covered eggs in a pan with water covering eggs by at least 1-inch.
  5. BRING to a boil on medium heat. SIMMER, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  6. Carefully REMOVE eggs using a slotted spoon. Let eggs cool completely with fabric on.
  7. UNWRAP eggs and remove fabric. The eggs will have beautiful colors and designs on the shell.

Extras

  • Ties that are 100% silk provide the best color. Polyester ties do not provide colors as vivid as those made with silk.
  • THESE EGGS ARE NOT EDIBLE. Fabric dye is not made to be used as food coloring.
  • Display several eggs on a crystal platter as a center piece for your Easter table.

Eggshell Planters

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Biodegradable eggshell planters are a fun way to make seed starters. Once the plants begin to outgrow their shells, transplant them to soil—shell and all!

  • Empty eggshells
  • Bleach water
  • Egg dye or acrylic craft paint
  • Cotton balls
  • Planting soil
  • Herb seeds
  • Empty egg carton

Instructions

  1. RINSE the inside of the eggshell with bleach water to make sure it is clean. Turn upside down to drain. Let dry.
  2. DYE or decorate eggshells as desired. Let dry.
  3. PLACE cotton ball in the bottom of the eggshell. TOP with planting soil.
  4. SPRINKLE seeds over soil.
  5. PLACE filled eggshell in egg carton. WATER seeds and place near sunlight as recommended on seed package.

Extras

  • To make bleach water combine 1 quart of water with 1 teaspoon bleach.
  • Make faces on the eggshells so that when the herbs start to grow it’ll look like hair!