I am all for easy when it comes to eggs, Easter, and everything and anything crafty and holiday, really. For as long as I can remember Easter eggs have been synonymous with PAAS. Dipping and dying was where it was at – – since I was a kid. And, don’t get me wrong, I love a good color dunked egg, but I also love the idea of doing things a little different….especially when different entails endless design possibilities, and a promise of way less mess.
Enter the idea of . . .
coloring your eggs instead of dipping them. Easiest Easter egg idea ever!
Draw them. Design them. Write on them. And, only 10 seconds, tops, to dry them.
Best part? The only supplies required are:
We simply boiled a dozen eggs, let them cool, and then colored them with Sharpie permanent markers. The possibilities are endless and you can get as creative or simplistic as you’d like.
You can also add or attach embellishments, if you desire, but, totally, not necessary. Ella made a darling, Hello Kitty egg and decided to make her a little blue bow out of Model Magic (clay). I added a bit of simple paint to dust a bow on my pouty girl egg. But, using markers only, would work, too!
Also, I love these inexpensive, little egg cups to display eggs in. If you are hosting Easter lunch, why not use an egg and egg cup in the place of place cards? You could write out each guests name (like my “forever love” egg pictured above) and place it in an egg cup in front of each place setting. I also love to decorate these egg cups and use them as planters for teeny succulents or air plants (DIY here).
Have you found any great ways to change up tradition and decorate your eggs differently?
Here are a few more easy ways to embellish eggs that I would personally love to try:
–naturally dyed eggs (I’ve always wanted to try these)