Getting decorative with eggs

1 - 7 years
Child painting egg

The Easter break is a great time to do some fun activities with your little one. Hands-on craft activities can help your little one develop their fine motor skills, and they’ll have a ball too! Here are some easy egg decorating ideas you can try.

Here’s how:

  • Hard-boil some eggs, and leave them to cool down.
  • Get your little one into an art smock or some old clothes, and you’re ready to go!

Easy decorating ideas:

Classic dyed egg

Carefully dip an egg into a small bowl of food dye (you may want to use rubber gloves for this bit). Make sure the eggs are completely covered in colour. Remove the coloured eggs from the dye and leave to dry. Repeat with different coloured dye and you will end up with a selection of brightly coloured eggs. The coloured eggs can be used as the base for some of the other decorating options too.

Thumb-print Easter eggs

Little ones love finger painting! Try putting some paint in a small bowl, let your littlie dip their thumb into the paint and print it onto the egg. When it’s dry, they could even encourage them to use a texta to turn their thumb prints into faces or animals.

Crayon patterns

Encourage your child to draw a pattern on an egg using a crayon. Then, help them to dip it carefully into a small bowl of food dye (use rubber gloves if you don’t want coloured fingers) – the dye should colour the egg, but slide off the crayon pattern so it is still visible! Remove the coloured eggs from the dye and leave to dry.

Egg critters!

Give your littlie some glue, googly eyes, beads, glitter – any craft supplies you have lying around. Let them use these to decorate their egg and turn it into a little critter. You could do this on a plain egg or one that has already been dyed in their favourite colour!

Just use a texta!

Try letting your little one use a texta to draw straight onto their egg. This means you don’t need to get any extra paints or dyes, and your littlie will still love the craft activity.

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Last modified
1 August 2019