10 Egg-stremely Easy Easter Egg DIYs

Recently, I attempted to decorate the perfect Pinterest-level Easter eggs in anticipation for the upcoming holiday. I realized that it’s not only hard, but also an expensive holiday craft.
Don’t let the process of decorating Easter eggs scramble your brain. We’ve put together a list of 10 easy Easter egg DIYs that can be done with minimal effort using items you may already have at home.
General Supplies
Before you begin, here’s a list of a few must-have items:

Hard boiled eggs or plastic eggs (white and brown)
Plastic containers deep enough to completely submerge an egg
Room-temperature water
Food coloring
White vinegar
Slotted spoon
Paper towels
Drying tray or rack

Let’s get cracking.
Farm Fresh Fun
Image: KaleyAnn.com
This craft is a simple substitute to food coloring dyes.

Brown farm egg
White pen

Simply hold the egg in your hand and decorate the shell with different designs. I love how the white pen pops on the brown shell of the egg. It’s a simple, country-chic take on the classic Easter egg!
Try using repeating patterns such as dots or stripes. If you’re more artistically inclined, try your hand at intricate shapes and patterns.
The only limit to this craft is your imagination!
Egg-spress Yourself
Image: StudioDIY.com
One of the more trendy designs is an emoji-style Easter egg, allowing you to display funny faces and emotions that are sure to bring a smile to your holiday guests.

White egg
Yellow food coloring
Black fine-tipped Sharpie marker

Step 1
Soak your white egg in yellow food coloring. Allow the egg to soak for 15 – 20 minutes so the color is a vibrant yellow. After color application allow the egg to fully dry.
Step 2
Using your black Sharpie pen, draw on any emoji face you’d find on your phone. We recommend a fine-tipped marker for this craft so you can easily draw the details of the face.

Get creative with this craft by mixing it up and using different emoji facial expressions.
You Crack Me Up
Image: SugarAndCharm.com
We’re getting artsy with an egg mosaic!

2 white eggs
Food coloring (any color)
Metal spoon
Mod Podge or Elmer’s Glue

Step 1
Start by dying a white egg in any food coloring of your choosing.
Depending on how dark or light you want the egg, let sit for the allotted time to dye. (Longer = darker; shorter = lighter)
After you remove the egg from the dye, let it sit and dry while you move on to the next step.
Step 2
Take the other plain white egg and crush the shell, removing the shell from the rest of the egg.
Step 3
When your colored egg is dry, spread a thin layer of Mod Podge/ Elmer’s Glue on a small area of the egg.
Apply the pieces of the crushed white egg to the surface of the colored egg, leaving gaps between the pieces so you can see the pops of color between them.
Repeat the above steps until the colored egg is dotted with the crushed white egg pieces.
The result is an egg worthy of its own exhibit in a museum.
Fragile, Handle with Care
Image: DIYCandy.com
In this next craft, we’ll create an egg that appears practically porcelain in just a few easy steps.

White egg
Metal spoon
Food coloring (any color)

Step 1
Pick any color of your choosing and let the egg sit in the egg dye.
Remove the egg and allow a few minutes to dry.
Step 2
Take a metal spoon and tap the egg lightly with the top of the spoon. You should see thin, small cracks forming on the egg’s surface. Repeat this step depending on how many cracks you want in the egg.
Step 3
Re-submerge your egg into the same color dye you used in the first step and let sit for a few minutes.
After you remove the egg a second time, you should see the cracks you made in the egg standing out with the dye filled in the cracks.
The result is a design similar to cracked china.
Whip It
Image: PassionForSaving.com
Delicious dip meets unique design with this next craft.

White egg
Large tub of whipped cream
Food coloring (various colors)
White vinegar

Step 1
Begin the craft by filling a large bowl with whipped cream. Make sure the bowl is large enough to completely submerge an egg.
Drip generous amounts of food coloring mixed with white vinegar all over the cream. Try to drip them in various places.
Use a thin straw, toothpick or spoon to lightly swirl the dye in the cream. Don’t completely mix the colors; just swirl the dye enough that it’s spread around.
Step 2
Place the white egg in the cream and gently roll once or enough times for the egg to be completely covered in the colored cream.
Let the egg sit in the cream for 10 – 30 minutes depending on how intense you want the color to be.
Step 3
Remove the egg from the whipped cream and quickly rinse under cool water. Let the egg dry for a few minutes.
The result is a beautiful, watercolor egg with vibrant colors!
All That Glitters Is Gold
Image: TheGirlInspired.com
This craft is for the glamorous at heart.

White or brown eggs
Mod Podge or Elmer’s Glue

Step 1
Pour Mod Podge or Elmer’s glue into a bowl or surface for easy application.
Pour any glitter of your choice into a separate bowl or surface. Make sure you can easily dip an egg into the glitter.
Step 2
There’s a few different ways you can decorate the eggs.
For a dipped effect, dip the eggs directly into the glue. After you blot the excess glue drops, roll the egg around in the glitter, making sure the glue is covered by the glitter.
For polka dots, dip the tip of your finger in the glue and use it to dot the surface of the egg. Sprinkle the glue polka dots with glitter, making sure they’re completely covered.
For stripes, use two pieces of tape wrapped completely around the egg, leave a space between the two pieces. Apply the glue and glitter to the surface of the egg not covered in tape. Remove the tape before the glue dries.
If you don’t have glitter in your home, substitute with sprinkles – a yummy and colorful take on this craft.
Eggs with Angles
Image: MarthaStewart.com
Elaborate design made simple with masking tape.

White egg
Masking tape
Food coloring (any color)

Step 1
Cut the tape into strips to form into different patterns or shapes, such as stripes or plaid. You can also use stickers.
Step 2
Apply the tape or stickers carefully to the shells of the egg and smooth out any air bubbles.
Step 3
Dye the eggs any color of your choosing. After the eggs dry, remove the tape or stickers and check out your patterns and designs.
Marbled Madness

You won’t need food coloring for this craft! Learn how to make marbled Easter eggs in just a few easy steps.

White egg
Nail polish
Wooden stick or straw

Step 1
Pick out a few nail polish colors (we recommend using darker, more vibrant colors.)
Add a few drops of the nail polish on top of the water and quickly and lightly swirl it around with a stick or straw.
Step 2
Gently drop your egg into the water and swirl it around.
Then, gently lift the egg out of the water and set out to dry.
The effect is a striking marble design.
Obsessed with Ombré

It just takes a few extra minutes to create the ombre theme – a dramatic, blending display of color.

3 – 5 white eggs
Food coloring (any color)

Step 1
Start by dying your first egg in food coloring. Soak for 5 minutes.
Depending on the color you used, you should have a very light, almost off-white shade color on the surface of you egg. We recommend using the same color for this exercise to complete the different saturations of color.
Repeat this first step, adding 5 – 10 minutes to each soak with each additional egg.
The result should be a spectrum of color spread out across your eggs.
Colorful Creations

Goodbye coloring books, hello colorful and unique eggs.

White eggs

Step 1
You’ll want to start this craft quickly after you’ve finished boiling the eggs.
Right after you boil the eggs, carefully place them in a contained surface (egg carton or something that will hold them steady without touch) and let the eggs sit for 1 – 2 minutes.
Step 2
Using crayons, start drawing on the egg. Try different patterns and mix the colors for a rainbow design.
Since the egg is hot, the crayon will melt on its surface.
Let eggs cool and check out your masterpiece!
Decadent Décor
These easy DIYs are fun for the whole family, engaging the young and the young at heart. Not to mention, they’re a delicious addition to any dinner table!
Now that you have an artistic display of beautifully crafted Easter eggs, you’ll need something to put them in! Check out our suggestions for Easter basket themes for every age.
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