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How to Decorate Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, and most people have already started with the preparations 1. If you want to try something different this year and are out of ideas, we’ve got you. These ideas require zero crafting skills and are really simple to make.

5-Minute Crafts has prepared a guide that will help you find the easiest and most creative ways to decorate eggs.

❗ If you want you can paint the eggs with acrylic paint too, but it’s important to know that eggs painted with acrylic paint are not edible.
❗ Superglue is not edible!

1. Galaxy eggs

What you will need:

Step 1: Color the boiled egg black and let it dry.
Step 2: Put pink, blue, and purple paints on a pallet. Using a sponge applicator, apply a base of blue first.
Step 3: Once it’s half dry, add pink and purple using the same method.
Step 4: Apply silver paint at the top of the dried coats of paint.

Step 5: Mix water with white paint. Dip the toothbrush in it and run your thumb across the bristles flicking the paint onto the egg.
Step 6: If needed, add more water to the paint to create dots that look more like shooting stars.

2. Using colorful napkins

What you will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Egg whites
  • Colorful napkins
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Step 1: Start by cutting out a napkin that has the design you want to use on it. Cut near and around the design.
Step 2: Paint a thin layer of egg white on the egg.
Step 3: Lay the napkin design you chose on the egg, and gently smooth out the design.
Step 4: Once the design is glued and dry, apply a second coat with egg white over the napkin. Make sure to not get the napkin too wet, because it might tear apart.

3. Minions

What you will need:

Step 1: Cover the egg with tape and start coloring the first half with yellow paint.
Step 2: Once it’s dry, repeat the process with the blue color.
Step 3: Glue on the googly eyes.
Step 4: Draw the goggles and the mouth with a black food marker.

4. Ninja Turtle eggs

What you will need:

Step 1: Color the boiled egg with green non-toxic paint.
Step 2: Once the egg is dry, glue the ribbon around it and secure it on the back of the egg.
Step 3: Glue the googly eyes on the ribbon.
Step 4: The egg is ready.

5. Bunny eggs

What you will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Velvet pipe cleaner
  • Black food marker
  • Orange food marker

Step 1: Draw a nose with an orange food marker, and a mouth and whiskers with a black food marker.
Step 2: Wrap the pipe cleaner around the bottom of the egg and twist it so that the ends form a “V” shape.
Step 3: Twist another wire that is the same color onto one end of the “V” shape, and shape it to form the rest of the ears.
Step 4: Place the egg into the bunny-shaped wire.

6. Cactus eggs

What you will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Non-toxic edible finger paint for kids
  • Black food marker
  • Pink pipe cleaner
  • Food safe glue

Step 1: Paint the egg with light green paint.
Step 2: Using a marker, start drawing the spikes. Use your creativity, the spikes can be any shape.
Step 3: Take a small piece of pink pipe cleaner and twist the edges toward the inside, creating the shape of a heart.
Step 4: Glue the pipe cleaner to the top of the egg.

7. Little Chickens

What you will need:

  • Boiled egg
  • Non-toxic edible finger paint for kids
  • Tape
  • Orange paper
  • Black food marker
  • Food safe glue

Step 1: Place a tape above the lower 1/3 of the boiled egg.
Step 2: Color 1/3 of the egg with paint.
Step 3: Once it’s dry, remove the tape.
Step 4: Fold the orange paper in half and cut out a double triangle.

Step 5: Measure one finger width from the colored area, and glue on the beak.
Step 6: Using a black marker draw the eyes and other small details on the chicken.

8. Mosaic eggs

What you will need:

Step 1: Put the boiled eggs into a dye, and leave them for 10 minutes.
Step 2: Crack and peel a few boiled eggs.
Step 3: Apply the food safe glue to the back of the eggshells and glue them to the dyed eggs to create a mosaic effect.
Step 4: Repeat this step until the whole egg is covered.

9. Eggs with markers

What you will need:

  • Stickers
  • Boiled eggs
  • Food markers

Step 1: Take any Easter stickers of your choice.
Step 2: Stick the stickers to the boiled egg.
Step 3: Using a marker, start making small dots around the sticker.
Step 4: After you are done, peel off the sticker.

10. Burger eggs

What you will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Non-toxic edible finger paint for kids in brown and white
  • Red food marker
  • Green tissue paper
  • Yellow paper
  • Food safe glue

Step 1: Take the boiled eggs and draw a brown ring around one half using brown paint for kids.
Step 2: After it dries, add a red layer with a marker that is thinner than the brown one.
Step 3: Cut triangles from the yellow paper and glue them to the brown layer.
Step 4: Apply glue above the red layer and apply a thin layer of green tissue paper.
Step 5: After everything is dry, use white paint to create the sesame seeds on the burger.

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