This year decorate Easter eggs that stand out. Here are three great Easter egg decorating ideas that you can do at home. Be sure to have the kids join in on the fun as well!
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs.
A trend seen for decorating Easter eggs is dying them naturally. This is great to do for those who worry about chemicals and other unnatural things found in common dyes. To simply dye an egg naturally, pick a food of color and boil it with the eggs when you are hard boiling them. You can also “paint” the color on with crushed berries after the egg has been hard boiled and cooled. Some great food items that work for dying eggs naturally are coffee from brown, orange and lemon peels for yellow, spinach leaves for green, cranberries for pink, and cherries for red. You may have to experiment on how much of each food item to add to the eggs depending on how intense you want the color to be. If you really want the colors to stick add a little vinegar to the water when boiling the eggs and the food item you choose.
Paint Pen Easter Eggs.
The paint pen Easter eggs are for those who are more artistic. Dye the eggs as usual for the background color of the egg. After the eggs are completely dried from their first dyes use a paint pen to draw whatever you want on it. You can draw artistic designs like the eggs shown in the picture provided with this article or you can create scenes. One idea that would be great for Easter is to first dye half of the egg blue, to represent the sky, and then dye the second half of the egg green, to represent grass. After these two colors have dried take different color paint pens and draw an Easter scene depicting Easter eggs hidden throughout the grass portion.
Glittered Easter Eggs.
Martha Stewart is very famous for her Glittered Easter Eggs and you can easily make them at home yourself to create elegant and sophisticated Easter eggs. For Martha Stewart’s version it is suggested that you actually “blow out” the eggs and not use hard boiled eggs for these particular Easter eggs, but you can choose to do it to hard boiled eggs as well. If you are interested in blowing out the egg you can buy the specific tool that does so at a kitchen specialty store. The point is to take the yolk and insides out of the shell but keep the complete shell intact. After you have either blown out the non-hard boiled egg, or chose to use a hard boiled egg, simply cover the egg with craft glue and roll it into a bowl filled with glitter. Keep rolling until the entire egg is covered with glitter. Try using different colored glitter for each egg. You can put the finished dried eggs in a hurricane candle holder to make a more sophisticated Easter centerpiece.