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15 Cute Easter Egg Decorating Ideas You Need to Try

Think outside the box (of dye, that is) with these creative Easter egg decorating ideas. Spoiler alert: One of them even involves glitter!

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Switch things up this year and try one of these creative ideas for decorating Easter eggs. From temporary tattoos to silk ties, and even highlighters, these methods result in beautiful eggs that your kids can help make, too!

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Dying easter eggs in shaving cream and food coloring, easter egg decoration ideasTaste of Home

Mixed Marbles

It doesn’t get much easier (or more fun) than dying eggs in Cool Whip. And it’s perfect for the little ones to get involved. Simply add a few drops of food coloring into a bowl full of dessert topping and swirl the color with a toothpick. Then, roll your eggs in the mixture until they’re completely covered and allow the color to set for about 30 minutes. Rinsing the eggs will reveal a beautiful pastel marbling that will look amazing on your Easter dinner table. If you’d like a brighter coloring to these eggs, let them sit in the dessert topping and food coloring for up to an hour.

By the way, here’s how to throw an Easter egg decorating party.

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Adorable Tattoos

Temporary tattoos aren’t just for little kids and birthday parties. Turn them into your next DIY Easter decoration! Apply Easter-themed temporary tattoos (we love these ones from Amazon) to an egg’s surface the way you would on skin. You may have to smooth the tattoo onto the egg a bit after the tattoo’s backing is removed. Take a look at these creative ways you can repurpose plastic Easter eggs.

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Golden globesCourtesy of Lily Ardor

Golden Globes

Easter eggs, but make them elegant. That’s how we feel about these major metallics from Lily Ardor. The eggs are made with copper and gold leaf (which is available at craft stores). For a more modern vibe, add pops of geometric designs in 3-D black paint.

Get the full how-to here.

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Stunning Stamps

Pull out your kid’s stamps for some pretty patterned Easter eggs. Use a thin brush to paint gel food coloring on a mini rubber stamp (stick with mini stamps so the full shape can fit on the shell). Then lay the eggs flat or in an egg cup to dry. While you’re decorating for Easter, consider putting together one of these crafty DIY table centerpieces.

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Perfect Penmanship

When it comes to holiday entertaining, sometimes the easier the better. These food coloring markers make writing and drawing on dyed eggs a breeze. For an Easter-themed place card, use the marker to write your guests’ names on an egg and display it at their seat with an egg cup or napkin ring. 

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Easter eggs painted with natural egg dye from fruits and vegetables.Taste of Home

Au Naturel

Kick the chemical-containing colors to the curb—you can get pretty hues using ingredients you already have in your kitchen, like onions or grape juice. No matter what type of dye you use, follow these tips to make sure your Easter eggs are safe to eat.

Here’s how to make a natural dye.

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Flower power Easter eggsCourtesy of Craft and Creativity

Flower Power

Pretty pastels + a bevy of blossoms = some serious spring vibes. To make these eggs from Craft and Creativity, wrap floral fabric around each egg, then brush over with a decoupage lacquer (like Mod Podge) to hold it all in place. (Psst: Florals are one of the 11 home decor trends that are huge right now, too.)

Get step-by-step instructions here.

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Easter egg decorating ideas using washi tape and in an egg holderTaste of Home

Trendy Tape

Deck out your dozen with strips of prettily patterned washi tape. Mix and match shapes and shades for a beautifully bright batch (or try a mosaic by scattering tiny pieces around the shell). But first, follow this guide to making the perfect hard boiled eggs.

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Hand decorated, colorful, pastel, Easter eggs.Zenza Flarini/Shutterstock

Silky Smooth

These adorable eggs, which are wrapped in assorted silk ties, are almost too pretty to eat. If you’re hosting Easter dinner, pile the eggs in a natural nest for a stylish spring centerpiece, then accessorize with pretty plates and other dreamy decor.

Learn how to make the eggs here.

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Highlighter Easter eggsCourtesy of Salty Canary

Neon Glow


Sneak into your kid’s school supply stash for this awesome egg decorating hack from Salty Canary. And as fun as going crazy with pink, orange and yellow highlighters might be, when it comes to actually peeling the eggs to eat them? Eh, not so much. To make it easier, try this quick trick.

Get full instructions here.

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Confetti-dipped Easter eggsCourtesy of Studio DIY

All That Glitters

For super sparkly spheres, coat your eggs in confetti, like these from Studio DIY. (Pro Tip: start with a pastel painted shell for an added pop.) If you want your food to be just as festive, make one of these creative confetti-filled confections.

Learn how to make confetti eggs here.

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Galaxy Easter eggsCourtesy of One Little Project

Seeing Stars

Pardon the pun but these galaxy eggs from One Little Project are, well, out of this world. Inspired by the night sky, they’re “dyed” with nail polish and then splattered with starry sparkles for an extraterrestrial effect. To use up the leftovers, try one of these tasty hard boiled egg recipes.

Check out the full tutorial here.

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Painted Easter eggsCourtesy of Kara's Party Ideas

Dessert Dreams

I scream, you scream, we all scream for these cute creations courtesy of Kara’s Party Ideas. And if all that crafting has you craving a cone (the real kind!), whip up one of these homemade ice cream recipes to cool off.

So cute! See how to make the ice cream eggs here.

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Hand lettered and watercolored Easter eggsCourtesy of Printable Crush

Watercolor Words

Pretty place card or edible Easter egg? The correct answer would be both. Printable Crush shows us how to dip eggs in just a splash of color at the bottom, then take a calligraphy pen and hand-letter the names of your guests. You can also write festive phrases instead, like “Hoppy Easter” or “How egg-cellent.”

Get the full tutorial here.

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Heat-changing Easter eggsCourtesy of Dream a Little Bigger

Magic Mood

Cue all the nostalgia. Just like some of our favorite throwback school lunch recipes, these color-changing eggs from Dream a Little Bigger will take you right back to mood rings and the ’90s. When you pick one up, the warmth of your hand transforms the plain black shell into a rainbow of shimmering shades.

Get step-by-step instructions here.

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.