Easter is less than three weeks away and already I’ve made my first attempt at a new holiday dessert and have started buying things for the kids’ baskets. I’m a little early this year because baby #4 will be here in less than 6 weeks!
Check out what I’m bringing to my mom’s for Easter dessert! ⬇️ I’ll post the recipe soon, promise. Ricotta Egg Biscuits are to die for. Like I ate 6 without even thinking.
We like to use our decorated eggs as a centerpiece on our table, so as long as you empty the egg out of the shell, your eggs can stay out a while. If you boil them and dye them, you’ll have to wait to decorate until the week of Easter.
While it’s fun to decorate Easter eggs the traditional way using food coloring, bowls and spoons, my kids also really enjoy trying out new designs.
Here are a few ideas we’ve done in year’s past.
- Tie a rubber band around the egg in your desired pattern before you dye it. Leave the rubber band on as you dip the egg in the colored dye. Once the dye is dry, take off the rubber band and you’ll see your striped design.
- Decorate with Sharpie markers. I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of permanent markers being used by my kids, but my 6-year-old can totally handle it. Especially, the fine point ones. Using markers instead of dye allows your child to draw anything they wish on their egg. Maybe some grass and a bunny? Or they could write their name along with favorite shapes, etc. The possibilities are endless.
- Apply stickers or temporary tattoos. This is an easy one for kids of all ages to do. Kids love stickers and they’re easy for them to take off and put on. Stickers are fun because if they’re into Mickey Mouse or superheroes, this is an easy way to decorate your eggs with their favorite characters. If using tattoos, just follow the directions as if you applying it skin. Works the same way!
- Create a 3D look by using fabric puffy paint. I first started working with puffy paint a few Halloweens ago. It was such a fun way to add a 3D effect to our pumpkins. People couldn’t stop touching them! Plus, it’s so easy to do. Puffy paint does take a bit of time to dry, so make sure you leave your eggs to dry in a place where no one can touch them.
What are some ways you like to decorate Easter eggs?