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 BasketI’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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Make a spectacular glitter Easter egg with this easy tutorial from Celeb Baby Laundry.
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!
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.
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!
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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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.