Easter Egg Crafts & Decorating Ideas
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Kids love helping with Easter decorating, whether they’re making Easter crafts or dying a dozen bright and cheerful eggs. We’ve come up with some fun and easy Easter crafts for kids we think you’ll love, including an easy way to decorate Easter eggs for the whole family!
Why do you decorate eggs for Easter?
Eggs represent new life, making them appropriate as symbols of Jesus’s resurrection and springtime. People have been making Easter egg crafts for centuries. Early Christians may have dyed eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ and presented them to each other as gifts.
As time went on, Easter egg crafts became more elaborate, with increasingly complex patterns and colors. Some, such as Ukrainian Easter eggs, are little works of art and some of the most amazing Easter decorating ideas you’ll ever see. Ukrainian eggs are a little too complicated for children’s Easter crafts, but the instructions below will help your kids create some colorful eggs.
What do you need to decorate Easter eggs?
Dyed eggs are the most popular Easter crafts for kids. You’ll need:
- Food coloring
- Old cups
- Empty egg carton
- Old clothes/aprons
- Old cups
How do you decorate Easter eggs?
- Hard boil eggs for ten minutes, then remove and add cold water to the pan.
- Put on some old clothes or an apron before making Easter egg crafts and spread several layers of old newspaper over your work area.
- Fill old cups halfway with hot water. Add one teaspoon of vinegar to each cup. Using different colors, add a teaspoon of food coloring to each cup as well.
- Place an egg in the cup and leave it for five minutes. Lift it out with tongs and place it to dry in the egg carton.
- When the first layer of color is dry, use tape to make a stripe on the egg and dip the egg in a different color for another five minutes. Remove the egg, let it dry, then remove the tape. Your egg now has a stripe of the original color and the new color! Repeat as often as you want.
Other Easter Decorating Ideas
Easter egg crafts don’t need to include real eggs. Cut egg shapes out of construction paper, let the kids decorate them with crayoning, paint, and glitter, and string them onto ribbon for a pretty Easter garland. Or make these yummy chocolate nests! You’ll need:
- Melted chocolate
- Small candy jelly bean eggs
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Plastic spoons
- Wax paper
Dip the bowl of each spoon in the melted chocolate to coat. Stick three candy eggs to the center of each bowl and cover the remaining chocolate with chocolate sprinkles. Place on the wax paper until the chocolate hardens and you’ve got some tasty Easter egg crafts!
Pipe Cleaner Finger Bunnies
Who brings all those yummy Easter eggs? Why the Easter Bunny of course! Make your own finger puppet bunnies with this simple craft. You’ll need:
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
Take a pipe cleaner and wrap it tightly around your finger to form the puppet’s body. Glue a pom pom to the top for a head and let dry.
Glue googly eyes to the pom pom with felt pieces for noses and mouths. For the ears, cut a pipe cleaner into short lengths. Fold each piece in half to form the ear and glue it to the top of the pompom. Let dry, and you’ve got little bunny finger puppets!