Eggfirmations Hand Lettered Eggs

Your DIY crafts just got much more inspirational! Boost your happiness with eggfirmations on your Easter eggs this year. Follow these crafty steps and tips to make perfectly personalized eggs with inspirational quotes, phrases or even your name.

Project by Jessica Booth of Embellished Education for the Incredible Egg

Ingredients and Directions


  1. First, you are going to practice what phrases you want on paper. The best way to get better at your hand lettering is to practice, practice, practice! You can use any of your favorite writing utensils. Now you are ready to move on to your egg canvas!

  2. Next, you are going to hard boil your eggs. We used jumbo eggs for this project to help us have the biggest canvas possible. Using a steady hand carefully script the saying using a pencil. This way if you make a mistake or misjudge your space, you can erase and try again!

  3. Now you can decorate your eggs using watercolors, egg dye, or alcohol inks. We tried to stick with lighter colors so you could see the pencil phrase through it to help us with our next step to trace.

  4. You want to make sure your eggs are very dry before you begin to trace over your hand lettered saying with a paint pen. It’s important to use an ultra-fine paint pen to get a super thin stroke.

  5. Your eggfirmations are ready to display or give to loved ones who might need a positive pick-me-up!


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Pencil
  • Watercolors, egg dye or alcohol inks
  • Ultra-fine paint pen or calligraphy pen


Check out the Incredible Egg’s guide to hard-boiled eggs!

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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