One of my favorite childhood memories was decorating Easter eggs as a family. I never realized how messy it could be until I became a parent; I was in need of some great Easter egg hacks that would make this easier. I can still make great memories with my daughter but without all of the messy clean up!
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Rubber bands: You can use rubber bands to make really neat designs on your eggs. Just place the rubber bands around the egg in the design you want and place them in the dye. Once the eggs dry, remove the bands and you will have perfect circles around your eggs.
Temporary Tattoos: For a great mess free way to decorate, use some temporary tattoos. You can let your child choose their favorite characters like Paw Patrol, Disney Princess, super heroes, and more!
Whisk: I always hated having to balance the egg on those little wire circles to get them out of the dye. To make it easier, simply use a whisk. Just put the egg in the middle of the whisk and then drop it down into the dye. It really helps keep the spills to a minimum.
Washi Tape: This is another great way to decorate without using dye. There are so many colors and patterns of washi tape that you can use to create beautiful Easter eggs.
Muffin Tin: To really make clean up easier, use a muffin tin to dye all of the eggs. Each cup can hold one color. This way you aren’t having to clean multiple mugs or bowls when you are finished.
LEGO eggs: These are great for the LEGO fans! Just take some Smarties or mints and glue them onto the eggs before you dye them. Credit.
Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt: You can have a fun glow in the dark egg hunt to really make the fun last. Just take some small tea lights and put them in plastic eggs. Hide them all over the yard and the kids will go nuts!
Nail Polish: If you have some old nail polish you want to get rid of, you can use it to make marbled eggs. You just need some water and nail polish to get this amazing look. I think they turned out beautifully. You can check them out here.
Crayons: Another way to decorate your eggs without dye is to use crayons. This is great for younger kids, too! They create a brighter hue than using just dye. You can check out the full tutorial for more details.
Shaving cream: You can get a cool marbled look by using shaving cream and food coloring. Just spread out some shaving cream on a cookie sheet and add some drops of food coloring. Mix with a toothpick and them roll the eggs in the shaving cream. Set aside and let dry. Then rinse off the shaving cream and wipe clean. They turn out pretty cool.
Sharpie: I like adding some glitz to my dyed eggs by using a gold or silver sharpie. You can draw all kinds of cool designs and give it a more chic look.
Stickers: You can let younger kids decorate with stickers. I also like using some scrapbook letters to put everyone’s name on an egg. They make beautiful replacements for a place card holder for your Easter dinner.
I hope you can get some inspiration from these Easter egg hacks. I can’t wait to try some of these out this year. It’s going to be so fun now that my daughter is old enough!
How do you decorate your Easter eggs?
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