12 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs With Toddlers

Spring is finally here and Easter is just around the corner! And I don’t know about your kids, but my son has been obsessed with eggs ever since those surprise kinder eggs hit YouTube. So I knew it was time to get on the egg bandwagon and start gathering up fun ways to decorate eggs with the kids for Easter.

There are so many ways to go about decorating eggs, but I wanted to go dye-free considering that decorating anything with toddlers or preschoolers is bound to get messy. I figure I’ll try to keep it simple, yet still fun this year.

Related: Cute Ideas for Baby’s First Easter BasketFun ways toddlers can decorate Easter eggs. Includes easy ideas from water colors and tie-dye to dye-free options like play dough, melted crayons and glitter!I’ve rounded up some really cool (and mostly, dye-free) ways little kids can decorate eggs with you. From play dough and finger paint to melted crayons and glitter this list is sure to get your kids excited about Easter!

1. Washable Paints

I love how Allison from No Time for Flashcards makes it easy for kids to color eggs in a plastic bag! Just squeeze in some washable paints with the egg and shake up for little-to-no clean-up for parents!

2. Liquid Water Color Eggs

If you’re not afraid of a little mess, see how Mess for Less creates beautiful colored eggs using liquid water colors. Perfect for little ones who enjoy using droppers to practice fine-motor skills.


3. Play Dough Surprise Eggs

Fill some plastic eggs with toys and wrap up in play dough. This one will be a favorite for kids who love those surprise egg videos!


4. Finger Print Easter Eggs

Looking to create some cute Easter-themed animals? Keep it fun, but simple and have your kids finger paint bunnies and chicks directly on your eggs.

fingerpaint5. Melted Crayons Easter Eggs

If you love the melted crayon look, check out how A Thrifty Mom creates bright, beautiful eggs that could be featured in an art exhibit!

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6. Glowing Eggs

Use florescent paint to create magical eggs your little ones can hunt for, bot in the day time or at night. This one is a little messy, but sure to be a favorite for the adventurous ones looking to kick it up a notch!

7. Decorate Easter Eggs With Straws & Paint

If you’re looking for a different, yet cute way to decorate eggs this year try using a straw to paint on various circular patterns.

8. Glitter Easter Eggs

Make a spectacular glitter Easter egg with this easy tutorial from Celeb Baby Laundry.


9. Tie-Dyed Eggs

Although one of the messier ways to decorate eggs, these tie-dyed eggs from Fun at Home with Kids will provide endless entertainment for kids who love using spray bottles!


10. Baking Soda Easter Eggs

If your toddler is like mine, and loves to create science experiments with liquids, he or she will love this activity that combines baking soda with a vinegar mixture to color eggs.

11. Decoupage Easter Eggs

Does your toddler love tearing up paper? Then this easy method of decorating eggs with tissue paper and modge podge will be right up their alley!


12. Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Finally, if your child likes working with stickers, then this washi tape craft from The Artful Parent will be a hit! Keep it simple with basic strips of tape, or get a little more creative and cut out different shapes and patterns for an even cooler effect!

After you decorate those eggs, be sure to pick up some of your favorite Easter books to read with the kids!

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  1. These are all awesome ideas! I would love to try the melted crayons. Last year, I used natural vegetable dyes with my kids.
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  2. Such fun ideas, the finger paint ones are adorable and I can always go for glitter!
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  3. Oh these are such great ideas. I already pinned so I can try some of them with my son.
    Tricia the Good Mama recently posted…Deviled Eggs and Ham Sandwich RecipeMy Profile

  4. I love the fingerprints:) Too cute! Will be trying some of these out next weekend.
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  5. These are great ideas especially the glitter! Who doesn’t need some glam on Easter. Another way to dye eggs is the wrap the eggs in a cloth napkin with flowers, like roses and dandelions. Then boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Unwrap the cooled eggs to reveal the flower dyed eggs!
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  6. These are so fun 🙂 Actually look up ideas for my daughter she’s 4 now so she will love this. Thank you 🙂
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  7. Why did I see this after Easter, these are great ideas, Bookmark for next Easter!!


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