Will you and your family be Easter egg decorating this year? Regardless of your religious beliefs, I really like the tradition of egg decorating. After all, it is a fun and frugal activity that brings the whole family together. Plus, hard-boiled eggs are a great healthy snack, so it’s always nice to have some on hand, right?
My only complaint about egg decorating is the mess. All those bowls of food coloring can lead to a soggy disaster pretty quickly, and that disaster is not always at the hands of my little one. My husband and I are only slightly less likely to spill stuff than the little man! This year I’m planning to keep things simple (and tidy) with a few easy egg decorating tricks.
Do you want to know my easy egg decorating tricks? Of course you do! 🙂
Easy Egg Decorating Trick #1
Use Washi tape instead food coloring and dyes. I talked about using Washi tape in this DIY back to school project to get a frugal and fabulous look, and it’ll do the same for eggs.
Easy Egg Decorating Trick #2
Use things found in nature instead of food coloring and dyes. Head outside with your kids to find wild flowers, leaves, or any other plant that catches their fancy. Then press those items for approximately two weeks (so that they dry out). Afterwards, use a glue stick to adhere the pressed plants to the shell of hard boiled eggs.
I love this idea because it gives you an excuse to head outside, explore, and learn about plant life. Plus, you’re saving money by finding items to decorate your eggs versus purchasing dyes or other decorating supplies.
I got this easy egg decorating idea from The Magic Onions blog.
Easy Egg Decorating Trick #3
Use temporary tattoos instead of food coloring and dyes. Yep, one easy egg decorating trick is to use temporary tattoos for kids. Not only does this make the whole process incredibly simple, but you can get eggs with any of your children’s favorite characters on them. Pretty awesome, right?
Here are some great options for this easy egg decorating trick:
Here’s how to put this easy egg decorating trick into action.
Hard boiled eggs
Kids temporary tattoos (I chose Frozen)
1. Make sure hard boiled eggs are dry.
2. Cut out temporary tattoo design.
3. Peel off the clear plastic from the temporary tattoos.
4. Place temporary tattoo sticky side down on egg.
5. Wet a paper towel slightly. Tip: It should be damp, not soaked.
6. Hold the wet paper towel against the temporary tattoo for about 60 seconds.
7. Carefully peel the tattoo paper off of the egg. The temporary tattoo design will stick to the egg.
8. Repeat this easy egg decorating trick with the remaining eggs and tattoos.
This trick makes for such easy egg decorating that kids should have no problem pulling it off. Adult supervision is really only needed for the cutting out tattoos part.
If you’re looking for more Easter activities for kids, like this easy egg decorating article, read 25 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids, 25 Easter Crafts for Toddlers, and 25 Easter Recipes for Kids to Make.
Happy Easter from the Freebie Finding Mom – enjoy a chocolate bunny for me! (Or a Peep… I’m not picky!)