Whether you are throwing an Easter hunt or having a few of your child’s friends over for fun and games, it’s important to have trendy eggs! Kids love the latest, coolest, and most innovative, and Pinterest makes all those things easy to achieve! Besides a wealth of ideas, there are some great Easter egg themes and patterns to follow on there. Here are some Easter egg decorating ideas and trends for the upcoming holiday!
Melted crayon eggs
Hard boiled eggs
I don’t always use vinegar to dye our eggs, so the melted crayon version is great for water dyed eggs. I begin by boiling the eggs. While they are boiling, I lay down newspaper and begin shaving crayons with a crayon sharpener. Once this is done, and I have multiple piles of different colored crayon shavings, I remove the hard boiled eggs from the hot water with tongs and place them on the egg stand. Then I put the shaved crayon pieces onto the eggs and watch as it melts, making a really cool bright explosion of color on the egg. When the eggs are colored with shavings to my liking, I dip the eggs in the water dye to complete the process.
Chalkboard paint eggs
Chalkboard paint (sold at craft stores)
This trend really took off in 2013, but is still going strong. Start with putting newspapers down on a table you want to work on. Then take the cooled, hard boiled eggs and coat them in the chalkboard paint. Let them dry as directed on the chalkboard paints package, and then coat again. When both coats have dried, then begin writing, or drawing whatever you would like on the egg!
100% silk ties or scarves
This is one of the most unique ways to dye Easter eggs. Make sure that your material is 100% silk to ensure it will transfer the color and print properly. First, cut squares of the silk that will fit completely around the egg with enough excess to be tied. After cutting the silk, wet it a little bit so it will stick to the egg. The color won’t transfer unless the print is hugging the egg. Next tie the egg with string, wrap completely in the white muslin so the colors won’t bleed onto other eggs nearby, and then tie the muslin with string. Gently put all of the eggs into a pot and make sure all of them are covered in cool water. Drop ¼ cup white vinegar into the pot, and then bring to a boil. When it reaches a rolling boil, turn the stove off and let them sit for 16 minutes. Place them in an ice bath when the time is up, and gently un-wrap them after they have cooled.
Finger nail polish paint
Fingernail polish remover
Hard boiled eggs
Using finger nail polish to paint eggs is perfect for the older kids, and is a quick, but cheap way to color some Easter eggs. Put some newspaper down, and place some hard boiled eggs on a stand. Either paint designs onto the egg with the fingernail polish brush, or dump multiple colors into a disposable container and use the egg dipper to drop the egg into the mixture. Pull it up and let it dry. When you are done, use fingernail polish to remove any polish that may have made it onto surfaces it was not meant to adorn. These make really beautiful eggs.
Enjoy making memories with your kids! Happy Easter!