Easter egg decorating has moved way beyond standard dye! Get 60+ unique Easter egg ideas; these are fun for all ages from kid to adult. They are also perfect for all level of crafters including beginners.
The time for Easter egg decorating is near! Did you realize that Easter is in less than a month? I feel like it always sneaks up on me; maybe you feel the same.
There are standard Easter egg coloring kits, and we all know how those work. You plunk a dye tablet into a cup with some vinegar and water and then dunk the eggs. A lot of dunking, a lot of plunking. It’s fun, but there are other options for Easter egg decorating.
I’m about to show you 60 of those options! Easter egg decoration has come a long way since I was a child, and I’m not mad about it. I love that now there are a variety of supplies used, including craft paint, Mod Podge, ink, confetti, stickers, glitter, and more.
And the cute characters people make!! It’s all too much.
The best part of Easter egg decorating might be how small the surface is, so how quickly one “craft” is done. An egg is only so large, right? So any crafting with anything egg or egg-sized has to go relatively quickly, at least more-so than a dresser or something.
You can use either real or plastic eggs for these tutorials.
Are you ready to get the ideas for going beyond basic dyeing? I’d love for you to check out the below. One thing I want to offer before you read on – I like to use FolkArt Multisurface and Delta acrylic paints for my eggs. They work great and provide great coverage. Read on!
Easter Egg Decorating
Learn how to decorate an Easter egg in a number of ways! These Easter egg decoration ideas are perfect for both kids and adults. They work with real or plastic eggs!
Cactus Easter Eggs
I can barely stand how these these little cacti are! You'll use traditional dye for these, but then also small pens and some tissue paper. And of course, you'll need terra cotta pots!
Gold Confetti Easter Eggs
Turn plastic eggs into confetti Easter eggs with some Mod Podge and sparkle. This fun Easter craft is blingy and makes great decor!
Typography Easter Eggs
Design Easter eggs with fun, colorful, DIY typography! Use a downloadable file to create the fun phrases on the eggs, or create your own phrases using this simple tutorial.
Glitter Easter Eggs
Learn how to glitter Easter eggs with your favorite colors! These are easy enough for kids or beginning crafters.
DIY Mr. and Mrs. Egg
What a sweet little eggie couple! Mr. and Mrs. are actually wood eggs that you can put treats inside. How cute!!
Emoji Easter Eggs
Eggs are very close to emoji shaped except they're - egg shaped. So why not just go ahead and paint them yellow and put emoji faces? I love this Easter egg craft!
Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs
Did you know that you could dye eggs with shaving cream and food coloring? Because I didn't! It makes such a nice tie dye effect on these Easter eggs.
Blue and White Paper Napkin Eggs
Give Easter eggs a porcelain china look by decoupaging paper napkins to craft eggs. This is an easy project that will last for a long time. These eggs are gorgeous!
Yet another way to decorate eggs is with ties - real ones! The ink from the silk ties makes a beautiful pattern on the sides of these eggs.
DIY Painted Faux Easter Eggs
Lolly Jane will show you how to paint eggs the easy way using beautiful pastel paints! You don't need any painting skills to make these; I promise it's VERY easy for beginners.
New York Subway Easter Eggs
It's funny, when I first saw this Easter egg decorating I thought, "those look like subway letters." And sure enough, that's what they are inspired by! It's all in the font.
DIY Nail Polish Marbled Eggs
You can marble mugs, coasters, and a lot of other things - so why not eggs? These Easter eggs were decorated using nail polish and water.
Decorate Easter Eggs with Tattoos
If you are looking for unique Easter egg ideas, check out these eggs done with gold foil tattoos. Easy to make and there is no mess!
Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs
This is a smart way to decorate wooden or plastic eggs so they can be used all year! Kids will have fun writing messages on them, and they're so cute for egg hunts.
Washi Tape Easter Eggs
If you've never used washi tape before, you're missing out. It comes in all different kinds of patterns and sizes. It's also removable, so it's perfect for decorating eggs (and re-applying if you didn't get it right).
DIY Confetti Easter Eggs
If you don't like confetti (I know . . . ) then let this Easter egg decor change your mind! This is easy enough for kids and adults, and perfect for parties or decorating.
DIY Marbled Indigo Eggs
When I first saw these eggs, I didn't know what the beautiful design was - turns out it's indigo colored nail polish. All I have to say, is these are sooo pretty!
Decorative Botanical Easter Eggs
Kim provides the printable so you too can achieve these beautiful botanical eggs. You'll apply with Mod Podge. If you're worried about wrinkling, just cut darts in the paper!
Sharpie Dot Decorating
If you want to avoid dye completely, this is a great (and cute) way to do it! Use stickers on the eggs to make the outline for your dots - then remove.
Rainbow Marbled Eggs
If you are looking for unique egg decorating ideas with your children, these rainbow eggs are for you. The colorful cracks are so neat, and kids love them!
DIY Burger Easter Eggs
Once we got my mom a hamburger birthday cake, and she loved it. These eggs remind me of that! The lettuce makes me squeal.
Baker's Twine Easter Eggs
Baker's twine makes everything better! I recommend using it in all your Easter egg decorating. Or at least this one.
DIY Cement Easter Eggs
You're going to use real egg shells to make these cool cement Easter eggs! Then you'll decorate them with gold paint. The best part: you can use them year after year.
Hello Kitty Easter Eggs
When I was little, Hello Kitty was one of my favorites. She still is! Any girl, including me, would love to decorate these cute kitty eggs.
Easter Egg Ice Cream Cones
What I love about these is that they aren't just egg decorating - it's a whole craft! Use egg cartons to turn the little eggies into ice cream cones.
Doodle Easter Eggs
You don't need to go crazy when decorating Easter eggs. Sometimes all you need is a pen, a little creativity, and the desire to doodle!
Babushka Easter Eggs
I just about died when I first saw these sweet old ladies! Amaryllis will show you how to easily add the dot details. You're going to love crafting these fun painted eggs.
Glowing Easter Eggs
I'm a sucker for anything glow in the dark. You'll need a black light, but the effect is worth it. Teens especially will love decorating these eggs.
Ninja Easter Eggs
My brothers would have gone WILD for these eggs when we were little! The truth is, I would have too. Easter isn't just bunnies and chicks; it's ninjas now!
Watercolor Floral Eggs
Allison used food coloring and a paintbrush to get this unique watercolor effect! It's not very precise which is perfect for beginners. And the outline of the drawings in black is really easy too.
Tattoo Easter Eggs
This tutorial encourages you to decorate eggs as normal - then add some bold patterned and metallic temporary tattoos on top. I love how bold these are for decorating.
Easter Bunny Eggs
These little bunnies look like me after I've had a big lunch! Sitting back looking a little big around the middle 😮 They're cute though . . . how can you resist Easter eggs that look like rabbits?
DIY Swan + Flamingo Easter Eggs
These Easter eggs remind me of pool toys! And summer. And relaxing. Wouldn't these be fun to make out of plastic eggs so you could use them as party favors?
Gold Bullion Easter Eggs
If only these were really solid gold!! Then I'd be rich forever. Allas they aren't, but I still think they are a cool Easter egg decorating project.
DIY Metallic Easter Eggs
Learn how to create simple DIY metallic gold plastic Easter eggs using spray paint and chalk markers! The finished result is trendy, fun and so easy.
Easter Egg Decorating for Kids
Here are four fun and colorful ways to decorate Easter eggs that kids will love (including sequins). Use these ideas for a holiday party – you’ll love seeing their creations!
Modern Color-Blocked Easter Eggs
I'm loving the color palette of these eggs, and I wouldn't be afraid to paint some wood ones just like these and leave them out all year! I love the bold color blocking.
Galaxy Easter Eggs
I pretty much love galaxy painted anything - it never goes out of style for me! Kids will love painting these galaxy Easter eggs because you get to flick paint. Super fun!
Baby Yoda and Mandalorian
I may have squealed when I saw these delightfully cute Easter eggs! As a Star Wars fan for life, I'm ready to paint every single character. On an egg.
Superheroes Easter Eggs
What struck me about these eggs right out of the gate is the colors! They're bright and perfectly superhero. My brothers would absolutely love these - they as would any comic book or movie fan!
DIY Sprinkle Easter Eggs
I'm a huge fan of sprinkles, although I prefer them on ice cream above anything else. However, I really love the way they look on this cute Easter egg idea.
Ukrainian Eggs Made Simple
In this Easter egg craft, eggs are dyed after using beeswax as a resist! It's a cool technique and I love the interesting results.
Unicorn Easter Egg Decorating
It's hard to pick the cutest part of these sweet little unicorn eggs. It's either the eyelashes or the cute little floral crowns! Kids are going to love making these fun fantasy eggs.
DIY Disney Pixar Easter Eggs
What is your favorite Pixar movie? Is it Toy Story? How about UP? Crystal has captured my favorite things about Pixar movies in her egg decorating, and you're going to love them too!
Lucy painted these gorgeous eggs with some watercolor paints, and they turned out so beautifully! Perfect for sealing with Mod Podge so the design doesn't come off.
Pool Party Eggs
If you didn't already want to have a pool party, you will now! I love the fun little caps on these girls, and they'd be fun to pair with the pool toy eggs above.
Rae Dunn Inspired Easter Eggs
These Rae Dunn inspired easter eggs feature the signature skinny hand-written style font and some cute Easter words. You could also personalize them with names, which would be fun for little easter baskets.
Super Mario Bros Easter Eggs
I'll always have a fondness for Super Mario and all the characters! I think my favorite is Toad. Either way, I love every single one of these Super Mario Brothers Easter eggs. And that Nintendo remote? Come on!
DIY Pantone Easter Eggs
Pantone for life! There's nothing like a good Pantone project, even if it's just a lil' Easter egg. Perfect for budding artists.
Baby Chick Easter Eggs
I'm not usually as enamoured with baby chicks (I mean they are cute, but . . . ) yet these Easter eggs thrill me! And they're easy enough for kids and adults.
Golden Speckled Eggs
Add a little brightness into your life with these beautiful blue eggs with golden speckles. I feel like these little Easter eggs would look awesome with about 95% of decor styles, maybe more.
Star Wars Painted Easter Eggs
Decorate Easter eggs with the faces of your favorite Star Wars characters. It’s hard to decide which one is my favorite! I'm thinking it's the R2 unit . . .
Feather Easter Eggs
Are those real feathers on the sides of these Easter eggs? Well in fact they are, attached with Mod Podge! You can do the same tutorial with neutral feathers for your decor, or let kids attach bright feathers to make then fun.
Naturally Dyed Eggs
I never realized that naturally dyed Easter eggs could be so beautiful! Kirsten dyed hers with cabbage, juices, spices, and more to create this lovely palette.
Dye Easter Eggs With Kool-Aid
I had no idea that anything could be dyed with Kool Aid, much less eggs - though I should've known from spilling it when I was little! 😮 Grab some Kool Aid packets for a bit of a different dyeing experience.
Doily Stenciled Eggs
If you've got some paper doilies in your stash and a bit of paint, you can dye eggs and then paint the most delicate designs on them without really trying! It's easy.
Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs
If you're a Potterhead (is that the right term?), you're going to look these painted eggs. You've got to see her process; there's even a Dumbledore!
Woodland Animal Easter Eggs
I love just about anything with a woodland theme. Whether it be deer or foxes or even a moose, I'm completely in! Learn how to decorate your Easter eggs to look like cute woodland animals.
Mood Easter Eggs
Easter eggs that change when you hold them in your hand?! Yes please! Allison shows you how to make these unique eggs with her tutorial.
Indigo Pysanky Egg Tutorial
I shared pysanky eggs above, but I couldn't help but share this beautiful indigo version from Miriam! They're so gorgeous . . . she used a kit and blew her eggs . . . it's easier than you might think.
Did you enjoy these Easter egg ideas? I’d love for you to check out these other posts as well:
Thursday 14th of March 2013
Thanks for all the Easter egg ideas! I always like finding new ones. And the Mod Podge helps make the egg shells sturdier.
Tuesday 12th of March 2013
Great ideas! I can't wait to make them!
Monday 11th of March 2013
I'm SO going to be trying some of these!
Monday 11th of March 2013
What a fun round up! So many pretty ideas for Easter. Thanks, Amy.