Are your kids dyeing to decorate Easter eggs, but tired of that old store-bought stuff? Seriously, those same old decorating methods have been around since the Easter Bunny himself was a wee little boy! Here are some updated but very simple ideas for decorating Easter eggs that will ramp up your kids’ creativity and make decorating eggs fun again.
‘Everyone wishes for silver and gold’ … and not just at Christmastime! Decorating with nontoxic metallic pens is hot this year, and it’s so easy. Simply dye your eggs the old-fashioned way, any colors you and your kids choose. Then, when dry, take nontoxic pens in golds and silvers that can be bought at any craft store and draw on top of the already-colored eggs. It’s so easy, but it creates eggs that are fancy and look artistic. Try stripes, polka dots, even little faces. This one is so simple, even wee little ones can do it!
Try something a little different this year by checking out Mr. Printables, a website where you can download, yes, fashionable clothes for Easter eggs! Have your kids draw faces on their eggs, and then go to http://www.mrprintables.com/easter-crafts-for-kids-egg-people.html where Mr. Printables has downloadable outfits for you to print and then cut out so your kids can set their decorated eggs on the cut-out clothes and then play with as toys! These eggs’ll be all decked out and ready for the Easter Parade!
I don’t care what anybody says … the best ideas for decorating eggs still come from kids themselves. Always have and always will! Make nontoxic finger paints with food ingredients and let your kids come up with their own ideas to perform their magic on hard-boiled eggs. One trend this year is even to leave the eggs white and draw emoticon faces with nontoxic markers.
Simply boil 2 cups water in a saucepan. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1 cup cold water. Stir until smooth, and then mix in the boiled water, stirring constantly until thickened. Separate the mixture into bowls, and add a different food coloring to each.
Kids can then paint these eggs however they wish. And something that’s fun, especially for little ones, is to make thumbprints in paint on their eggs and then, when dry, take nontoxic markers and make additions. They can draw bunnies or faces or just about anything that starts with their own thumbprints as inspiration!
There’s no need to take hours and hours decorating eggs the same old boring way from a hundred years ago. Try these simple ideas, and stand back as your kids’ imaginations are unleashed!