Easter Arts & Crafts: Three (Mess Free!) Egg Decorating Ideas

19 Mar

Hi all

We are pleased to introduce our first, our one and only Mum-Blogger Kelly Burstow. Kelly is our super cool Arts & Crafts expert and we are looking forward to sharing more of her fun activities with you.

Three (Mess Free!) Egg Decorating Ideas

Children remember.  Perhaps not always the particulars, but they do remember the fun and joy surrounding significant celebrations like Easter.  When I think back on my own childhood around Easter-time, it’s filled with memories of family fun, leaves of colour falling to the ground, stories of religious significance and peeling pretty foil off solid eggs of chocolate.

I’m sharing potential memory makers today in the form of decorated eggs.  It’s not just craft.  These quick, simple and mess free egg decorating ideas can be instruments for family fun this Easter period, whether it’s taking pretty eggs on an outdoor picnic, decorating the house with the warmth of wool eggs or doing a backyard egg and spoon race.

Temporary Tattoo Egg

The end result is fan-tastic!

Decorate Easter Eggs

Materials

Temporary Tattoos

Boiled Egg

Wet washer

Scissors

Instructions

decorating easter egg with temporary tattoo

1. Cut the tattoo to size.  Keep in mind the tattoo will need to be small enough to fit on the front of an egg.

2. Peel off the protective clear layer on top of the tattoo.

3. Press the tattoo face down on to the egg.

4. Carefully place a wet washer over the back of the tattoo and hold firm for about 10 seconds. Then gently press the washer down over the entire area to transfer the tattoo on the egg shell.

5. Remove the wet backing paper and you’re done!

–> Tip! Lunchbox Fun

My children loved finding this surprise in their lunchbox: tinned corn, apple muffin, cheese sandwich on brown bread, grapes and…pretty Easter Boiled Egg!

decorating easter eggs

Wool Easter Eggs

Easter usually signals the start of the cooler months.  There’s something comforting and rustic about using wool as decoration in the home. Warmth.

Wool Easter Egg

Materials

Plastic Egg (available at craft and discount stores)

Double sided tape

Wool

Instructions

wool Easter egg instructions

1. Work vertically on the egg using strips of double-sided tape until the entire egg is covered.

2. Starting from the tip of the egg, wind the wool around and around. Continue until the entire egg is covered.

3. Double sided tape will hold the wool nicely if the eggs won’t be handled often, or alternatively, use craft glue instead of the double-sided tape for a more permanent option.

–> Tip! Table Decoration

Three or four of these wool eggs in a bowl look adorable in the middle of a table.  Try white wool eggs in a brown woven basket/bowl.

To find out how to turn the wool egg into a cute chicken, visit my post here: Wool Easter Egg Chicken

Permanent Marker or Crayon Eggs

Decorating Easter Eggs with Permanent Marker

Materials

Permanent Marker or crayons

Boiled eggs

Instructions

1. Decorate the egg however you like!

–> Tip! Egg & Spoon Game

Play an egg and spoon race with the colourful eggs in the backyard!

Keeping and Storing

Hard boiled eggs (to eat) need to need to stored in the refrigerator (and shouldn’t be out of the fridge for more than two hours).  If kept in their shells, the eggs will keep in the fridge for a week.

If you don’t plan on eating the decorated hard boiled eggs, display them somewhere in the house at room temperature for a few days before throwing out.

About Kelly

_DSC0490 (2)Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug. She enjoys stopping for a quiet moment to feel the wind on her face and adventuring at every opportunity with her family. Her blog, Be A Fun Mum, is all about loving the little moments in life and celebrating these. Kelly lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband, four children and pet bird.

2 Responses to “Easter Arts & Crafts: Three (Mess Free!) Egg Decorating Ideas”

  1. Liz March 29, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    I have not seen the tattoo-on-egg before! Kelly, you are so clever 🙂

    • Kelly April 12, 2013 at 5:49 am #

      It really was so easy and fun. Kids loved it 😀

      Made me wonder what else we can use temp tattoo on…

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