Get festive with these Creative Easter Egg Ideas for the whole family!
Coloring eggs can help bring the whole family together and inspire simple moments of connection and creativity.
From dunking eggs in neon dyes to embellishing them with paint, glitter and more, you will be building life long memories for your children.
Be sure to check out all of our Easter activities and crafts!
Recommended Easter Books
When you’re done playing, enjoy these Easter Books that are perfect for your kids!
Pete the Cat: Big Easter AdventureHappy Easter, Little CritterLast One in Is a Rotten Egg!Max’s Chocolate Chicken (Max and Ruby)
Llama Llama Easter EggHow to Catch the Easter BunnyDuck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give…)
Or enjoy these Easter Board Books with your toddlers. It’s the perfect way to tie in the holiday to your Easter activities!
6 tips to bring your family together to decorate eggs
Easter is about traditions, both old and new, as well as celebrating family and creating lifelong memories.
Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to the 13th century.
Eggs were once viewed as a forbidden food to some religious entities, so people would paint or decorate them to highlight the end of penance and fasting.
A special thanks to PAAS – named after the Dutch word for Easter, “Passen” – for these expert Easter egg dyeing tips based on its 140 years of experience.
Keep It Clean
Wash your hands in hot, soapy water before and after handling eggs, even if they’ve already been cooked or decorated.
This helps protect you from any bacteria that may be on the egg and protects the eggshell from oil on hands that may make the dye not adhere properly.
Make sure an adult such as yourself supervises all projects to ensure food safety precautions are observed.
Hard Cook, Don’t Hard Boil
Although the cooking water must come to a full boil, the pan should be immediately removed from heat so the eggs can cook gently in the hot water.
This method produces tender, not rubbery eggs and minimizes cracking.
Learn how to make the perfect hard eggs for decorating!
Banish the Greenish Ring
This harmless but unsightly discoloration sometimes forms around hard-cooked yolks as a result of a reaction between sulfur in the egg white and iron in the yolk.
It occurs when eggs have been cooked for too long or at too high a temperature.
Cooking eggs in hot, not boiling water then cooling immediately helps minimize this discoloration.
Make Them “Apeeling”
To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them 7-10 days in advance of cooking.
This brief “breather” allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.
Store Eggs Safely
In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely for up to one week.
Refrigerating them in their original carton prevents odor absorption.
Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.
Piercing shells before cooking is not recommended.
If not sterile, the piercer or needle can introduce bacteria into the egg.
Also, piercing creates hairline cracks in the shell through which bacteria can enter after cooking.
Tap Into Your Creative Side
You don’t have to be highly creative to create an “eggceptional” egg.
Try these fun creative Easter Egg ideas!
Just use your imagination to create appealing eggs by gluing on fun materials found at craft stores, like fake gems, sequins, trims and ribbons.
You can also use paint, including gold or silver metallic paint, to make eggs special.
An option like PAAS egg decorating kits can help make the process more convenient and fun.
Rather than using pre-made coloring dyes, why not learn how to make your own natural Easter egg dyes?
These super cute Unicorn Themed Easter eggs are a fun craft and great way to get the kids having fun this easter.
What is it about an Easter Egg tree that just brightens up a room during the holiday?
These fun Easter eggs made with decoupage napkins are a fun and easy Easter craft for any age!
All are you need are some eggs, napkins, and Mod Podge for beautifully decorated Easter eggs with your own custom design!
These eggs are dyed and then coated in glitter for stunningly gorgeous sparkle! You can bright colors or pretty pastels - either way they'll outshine all your other Easter decor.
These Easter Eggs dyed with Cool Whip make the prettiest, most swirly tie-dye style eggs.
Make some memories and some beautiful hard-boiled Easter Eggs that are colorful and you can eat!
Make pretty speckled Easter Eggs and learn how to dye eggs with rice and food coloring!
These easy, low mess eggs are so much fun for kids and you likely already have everything you need to make them for Easter!
These Marble Easter Eggs are super bright and vibrantly colorful and incredibly easy to make with nail polish!
A fun and unique way to decorate Easter eggs and one of our favorite Easter kids activities!
Paint pens make Easter egg decorating easy for everyone from toddlers to adults!
These Bunny and Chick Egg Decorating Ideas are so cute! Decorate real, wooden, paper mache, or plastic eggs.
A fun Easter craft for kids. (Free printable template)
Make beautiful Easter eggs with this no mess spin art technique.
Recently, we dyed some eggs using vibrant liquid watercolors and q-tips.
The results were these adorable Spotted Easter Eggs.
Looking for an unusual and fun way to decorate your eggs this year?
This Easter craft is lots of fun and a great excuse to crack open the mini marshmallows!
We recently tried decorating some Baking Soda Easter Eggs.
If you've ever played with baking soda and vinegar before, you know how fascinating kids find it.
Check out how we took this traditional kids eggs-periment up a notch by adding paint!
Instead of dying eggs for Easter, make these mess-free melted crayon Easter eggs instead!
Your kids will love drawing on the eggs with crayons and watch the colors run together.
Learn how to make tie-dye Easter eggs with food coloring and paper towels.
This technique makes such beautiful Easter eggs and it’s so easy to do that your kids can do it by themselves.
You don’t need a store-bought kit to decorate Easter eggs!
Try our easy homemade Easter egg dye recipe using food coloring and vinegar instead!
Easily Make Beautiful Designs when Coloring Easter Eggs
Magical Galaxy Easter Eggs are easier to make than you might think!
Why not add a little bit of your own flavor to this tradition by dyeing your Easter eggs with Kool-Aid?
It’s simple, easy, and most importantly, fun.
So gather up the kiddos and get ready to have some colorful Easter eggs to show off!
Elegant and impressive DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs will be the envy of everyone!
Check out how we did our DIY toddler-friendly whipped cream dyed Easter eggs.
When coloring Easter eggs like these ones, you just use oil and water for the base.
They're super easy, super fun, and kids as young as toddlers and preschoolers will LOVE helping to dye them.