Decorating The Perfect Easter Egg – Part 2 (The Fun Part)

So, a couple weeks ago I wrote about two different ways to hard-boil eggs.  Today, it’s time for the fun part…  Coloring and decorating your eggs!

I love decorating eggs with my kids.  I know how much I enjoyed it when I was younger, and I know that we are creating memories and traditions that they will hopefully share with their little ones, someday.  I do, however, experience minor anxiety every year, when it’s time to fill those little cups with colored dye.  My 4 kids are clumsy.  Extremely clumsy.  I feel like the saying “bull in a china shop”, was created after someone witnessed my kids.  They are completely unaware of their surroundings.  And I don’t want to have to watch those little cups tipping over.  So, I have found some really cute ideas, that don’t involve cups of dye, and they really look like they will be fun.


Tie Dye Easter Eggs

I found this method on One Little Project, and this looks like a fun and easy way to color the eggs.  And not too messy, as long as we wear gloves.  The only problem I see is my impatient children, constantly asking if they can unwrap their eggs.  Constantly.  Over and Over…


Polka Dot Easter Eggs

These are simple and cute.  And easy.  I really think my kids would like to put their own little touch on these eggs, and plus they get to use paint.  Such a cute idea from The Girl Creative.


Cool-Whip Dyed Eggs

A Crafted Passion has a really great way to color eggs, using Cool-Whip!  Similar to the shaving cream method I’ve seen around, but definitely non-toxic.  I definitely think gloves would be a good idea, to keep those little fingers free of dye.


Watercolor Floral Eggs

This is such a cool method, though it does use cups of dye.  But, honestly if I could find cups shown on Dream a Little Bigger, it wouldn’t be so bad.  They definitely wouldn’t be likely to tip over.  But anyway, I just love how the eggs turned out.  They look so classy and elegant.  Plus, I think the kids would really enjoy this one, and I can totally see them coming up with their own creations.  Something other than flowers…


So, I know that some of you are still going to go for the cups of dye.  And, more power to you.  I just can’t do it.  But, if you choose that route, check out these great color cheat sheets from McCormick.



No matter which method you choose, just have fun.  Enjoy this time with your children, making precious memories.

XOXO ~ Tracy









2 Replies to “Decorating The Perfect Easter Egg – Part 2 (The Fun Part)”

  1. These are such cute ideas! My craft-obsessed daughter will be so excited when I show her. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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