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How to Decorate Easter Eggs

By: The Editors of FaveCrafts.com

Decorating Easter eggs is a fun Easter tradition that allows families to do a holiday activity together. Our Easter egg craft project ideas are quick, easy and kid-friendly. The Editors of Favecrafts put together this Easter egg decorating guide, so whether you are trying to learn a new dyeing technique or just looking for a fun way for your kids to decorate eggs, you will find it here.

Table of Contents

Our Favorite Easter Egg Decorating Project: Marbelous Easter Eggs
Top 5 Easter Craft Project Ideas
Other Easter Egg Decorating Crafts
How to Make Ukrainian Eggs
Foam Easter Craft Projects
Easter Egg Facts


Our Favorite Easter Egg Decorating Project: Marbelous Easter Eggs

Create beautiful marbled Easter egg ornaments in just 3 easy steps!

Materials:

  • Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints: 3 or 4 colors, suggestions include:
    • White, Blue Danube, GP Purple, Bahama Purple
    • Sunbright Yellow, Lisa Pink, White, Blue Danube
    • White, Sunbright Yellow, Lisa Pink
    • White, Bahama Purple, Blue Danube
    • Calypso Orange, Sunbright Yellow, Lisa Pink
    • White, Lima Green, Lime Green
    • Lisa Pink, Blue Danube, White
    • Blue Danube, Bahama Purple, Lime Green
  • Clear glass or plastic eggs
  • Paper cups or empty egg cartons

Steps:

  1. Remove hanger and cap from the egg. Rinse inside of egg with alcohol. Let dry completely. No moisture should be inside ball. Start with one color of Ceramcoat paint. Squeeze just a small amount of the first color into the egg so it runs down the side. Rotate the egg and squeeze a little more paint down the side in another area until you've added about three or four lines of paint with only a dime-size amount of paint pooling at the bottom of the egg.
     
  2. Add the next color, squeezing out a small amount of paint in between the places where you added the first color. Continue to add one or two more colors in the same fashion.
     
  3. Rest the egg on its side for approximately five minutes. (Place it to rest in the egg box it came in, an egg carton or a paper cup for easy handling.) Rotate and tilt the egg a quarter turn every five to ten minutes until the paint covers the entire inside of the egg. Pour out excess paint. Then continue to rotate it every few hours over the next day. This helps the paint to coat the egg evenly. The color will continue to move and change with each turn. When the desired effect has been achieved, drain out any remaining excess paint. It may take up to five days to dry completely (a hair dryer will speed drying time). Replace hanger and cap when dry. If desired, decorate with ribbon.

Other Creative Variations:

  • For horizontal marbling: coat egg with your choice of colors and let the egg dry on its side, rotating one side to another, avoiding an upright position.
     
  • For vertical marbling: coat egg with your choice of colors as in steps 1 and 2 and prop egg upside down in a paper cup to drain. Let dry.
     
  • For variegated, irregular marbling: drop in one color of paint, swirl, then add another color. Continue adding or repeating colors and swirling until the entire egg is coated on the inside. Follow step 3.

Important Note:

  • Use Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint only-other brands of paint may not be compatible! Also, if paint pulls away from glass, add more paint after original paint dries.

Top 5 Easter Craft Project Ideas

Feathered Egg Project

Easter Bunny Cards  

Jeepers Peepers Greeting Card

Eggs to Dye for Scrapbook Page

Easter Hats and Flowers Thank You Card


Other Easter Egg Decorating Crafts


These quick and easy decorating ideas make great Easter crafts for kids!

Collage Egg – Cut out words and phrases from magazines our flyers and adhere them like a collage on the outside of an egg. For a quick shortcut, use some of your favorite stickers from the craft store.

Bejeweled Egg – Dye an egg any color you like. Glue small bedazzle beads all around the egg.

Easter Eggheads – A great project for kids! Glue googly eyes to one side of a dyed egg and use markers or felt to create hair, ears and other facial features.

Chick Egg – Accidents happen, especially when working with kids. If one of your eggs breaks, don’t toss it out. Use it to create an adorable chick egg. Dye the remaining portion of the egg a light color. Place a fuzzy chick figurine inside the cracked egg. You can also create your own chick by dyeing a large cotton ball yellow and decorating it with markers or small felt cut-outs.

Tie-Dye Egg – Dampen a paper towel with water and vinegar and place atop a piece of plastic wrap. Drip small drops of food coloring on the paper towel, making sure they are close together so they can bleed into one another and create a tie-dye effect. Wrap your egg in the paper towel and allow the pattern to imprint on the egg. The longer you keep the egg wrapped, the brighter the colors.


How to Make Ukrainian Eggs

Always admired the intricate detailing of a Ukrainian Easter Egg? Check out this video that shows how to make these beautiful European eggs. 


Foam Easter Egg Projects

Colorful Easter Placecard Holder

Decorated Dragonfly Easter Egg

Everywhere a Chick, Chick

Needlefelted Chick



Easter Egg Facts

Many cultures recognize the egg as a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Christianity is no exception. Because Easter falls in the spring, the egg symbolizes this time of earthly renewal. The egg has also come to represent the rebirth of man, and the tomb from which Christ rose.

It is speculated that the Easter egg tradition arose as part of a celebration to end Lent, which historically forbid Christians to consume eggs as well as meat on fast days (This tradition is still alive today in Eastern Christian Churches). And since chickens did not stop producing eggs during this time, there was a surplus at the end of Lent, which forced families to consume the eggs quickly so they did not spoil.

The tradition of decorating Easter eggs dates back to England in the 13th Century. A historical account of Edward I’s household notation reveals that he spent eighteen pence for 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and colored for Easter gifts. Today, Christians continue the tradition of painting eggs and they are often exchanged as tokens of love and friendship or sought out by children in Easter egg hunts.
 


For more great Easter craft ideas, download our FREE Easter craft and recipe ebook


 

 

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