4 Ideas to Decorate Easter Eggs with Children
Take advantage of one of these afternoons and prepare everything you need to make Easter crafts with your kids. To help you with the task, we’ve compiled some tutorials and put together this list of ideas to decorate Easter eggs with children. All you have to do is choose your favorite and have fun with your family!
Creating Easter eggs with different materials
These crafts can be made with boiled eggs, plastic eggs, and wooden eggs, or you can also take the trouble of emptying them and keeping the shell to paint. If you choose the latter option, here are the step-by-step instructions:
- Make a small hole in the shell with a needle at the top of the shell.
- Make another even smaller hole at the base of the egg.
- Blow gently from the smaller hole so that the egg white and yolk come out the other side.
- Wash the empty shells well with water and let them dry.
Ideas to help you decorate Easter eggs
Take note of our featured activities to share with your children during this special time.
1. Glitter Easter eggs
For this model, we chose plastic eggs, and the idea is to make several of them in different colors to decorate the Easter table.
- Plastic eggs
- White vinyl glue
- Colored glitter
- A plastic tray
- Place glitter on the plastic tray and place the egg on top.
- Paint half of the shell with glue and roll that part over the glitter so that it sticks.
- Let it dry for about 15 minutes.
- Repeat the operation until the entire surface of the egg is completely covered.
Make several glitter Easter eggs in different colors and put them in a basket with metallic papers to decorate the table this Easter!
2. Easter chicks
This Easter egg decorating idea will delight the youngest kids in the family!
- 3 boiled eggs
- 3 raw eggs
- Yellow food coloring
- Yellow feathers
- Orange cardboard
- Black marker
- Strands of yarn or raffia
- Paint the boiled eggs with the yellow dye and let them dry.
- Once they’re dry, glue the feathers on the top and sides, as if they were wings.
- Draw the eyes with the marker.
- Cut a small triangle of orange cardboard, which will be the beak, and glue it in place.
- Break the raw eggs in half and carefully wash the shells, which should be left in halves (save the yolks and whites for a chocolate cake).
- Place the wool or raffia threads there to simulate a nest.
- Place the finished chick on top.
This will be the sweetest and cutest Easter egg scene, with chicks in their nests!
3. Costumed doll Easter eggs
For this idea, you can use recycled material, such as pieces of colored cardboard, buttons, or gift ribbons, and assemble several costumed eggs, with cheerful and funny faces.
- Hard-boiled or wooden eggs
- Cardboard, ribbons, metallic papers
- Movable eyes
- Glitter, stickers, stickers
- Double-sided tape
- Plan which characters you want to make.
- Draw designs such as glasses, hats, ears, belts, or eyes on the cardboard.
- Cut out the pieces and decorate them with paint, markers, glitter, stickers, or metallic papers.
- With the double-sided adhesive tape, begin to adhere the decorations to the eggs so that you’re left with little faces or dolls.
- Finish by adding the mouth, nose, or any other detail with the markers.
Make a whole team of costumed eggs!
4. Eggs decorated with yarn to make pendants
This craft is suitable for children over 8 years old, who already have enough manual dexterity and can maneuver the delicate eggshells without breaking them.
- Colored yarn
- A yarn needle
- Empty the eggs as we showed you at the beginning of these tutorials.
- Paint the shell with glue and start winding the yarns, trying to make harmonious color combinations.
- Leave the holes at the ends free.
- Thread the needle with yarn and gently thread it through the holes in the egg and tie a knot at the end.
- Once you’ve finished several eggs, you can design your pendant.
These decorative Easter eggs can be used for a long time to decorate your home: A craft that’s a work of art!
Easter crafts: Traditions that entertain and teach
If you’re planning to organize a creative family gathering, take advantage of these ideas to decorate Easter eggs and spend an afternoon of pure quality time with the kids.
Remember that crafts are very beneficial creative activities for the little ones, as they help them develop their motor skills, use their imagination, express themselves, and much more. Also, these Easter egg decoration activities offer us the opportunity to explain to our little ones what Easter means and what values are celebrated during these days, including reconciliation and hope.
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