Decorating Easter Eggs is a classic family tradition, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with just going the old-fashioned route with some food dye and hardboiled eggs! But if you’re looking for a way to shake things up, these 50+ Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs will give you loads of inspiration!
Does your family decorate Easter eggs every year?
Between my daycare kids and my craft-obsessed mini me, we probably go through two dozen eggs with all of our egg decorating and experimenting, so I like to avoid the grocery-store kits and come up with our own fun twists.
There are ideas here for kids of every age, and plenty of egg decorating ideas for grown-ups, too!
- they are more durable and less likely to be accidentally cracked by little crafters
- no worrying about sanitizing egg shells adequately
- no food waste (as much as we try to use up all of the eggs from our crafting, I can’t always keep up!)
- and you can keep them as long as you want!
Wooden eggs are also a great alternative!
If you have those plastic two-piece eggs lying around, we have 10 Fun Easter Egg Sensory Play ideas you can use them in, or check out our DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs – we used plastic Easter eggs for the mold!
For even more fun Easter Ideas, check out our Easter Planning eBook, featuring 32 of our favorite Easter crafts, recipes and decor ideas – it’s free for e-mail subscribers:
Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
How adorable are these Ninja Eggs from Oh Oh Blog?!
Ombre Easter Eggs from The Crafted Life are a classy addition to an Easter table.
These Floral Easter Eggs from Dream a Little Bigger are the perfect way to inspire little artists!
Our Bunny Easter Egg craft comes together super quickly with our free printable template. (not pictured)
Rainbow Shaving Cream Marbled Easter Eggs from Hello, Wonderful are a great way to involve kids of all ages in the egg-dying process.
A science experiment that doubles as pretty decor: DIY Crystal Geode Eggs from Sweet Paul Mag
How sweet are these DIY Crowned Bunny Easter Eggs from Mottes Blog?!
Although these Unicorn Easter Eggs look tricky, they are super quick and easy to make with just a few everyday crafting materials. (Not pictured)
These Tie Dye Easter Eggs from Happy Hooligans are easy enough for the youngest crafters.
My kids love decorating and re-decorating our DIY Chalkboard Eggs.
Add a touch of bohemian to your Easter decor with Otomi Print Easter Eggs from Homemade Banana
My daughter adores this DIY Banana Split Easter Eggs from By Dawn Nicole (not pictured)
Easter Egg Designs
One for older kids or parents: Mud Cloth Easter Eggs from Alice and Lois
I love the gorgeous simplicity of these Feather Easter Eggs from Frugal Mom, Eh
Pick some flowers for these Flower Easter Eggs from Fruetcake
A cute way to show off your succulents: Pineapple Easter Egg from Alma Componesa
Use BLUEBERRIES to make these DIY Farge Eggs from Wonderwood
How to Dye Eggs with Rice from Instructables – such a cool texture!
This tutorial for DIY The Key to a Star Egg from Inspire et Cree would be a super cute way to gift jewelry at Easter time.
Master some basic crochet with DIY Crochet Easter Eggs from We Love Handmade
How to Make Foil-Covered Easter Eggs from Suzy’s Sitcom
How to Make Easter Egg Candles from Creative Green Living
Egg Decorating Ideas for Adults
How gorgeous are these Golden Egg Shell Planters from The Craftaholic Witch?!
My daughter got a good laugh from these DIY Burger Easter Eggs from Studio DIY
Perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life: Galaxy Easter Eggs from Dream a Little Bigger
Concrete Copper Easter Bunnies from Look What I Made would be cute inside or in the garden!
A classy twist from Oh So Shabby French Chip from Sew for Soul
I would have never thought to make DIY Sprinkle Easter Eggs like Studio DIY!
My kids love all things glow-in-the-dark, so they are going to love these Glow Eggs from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
I love how gorgeous and simple these Natural Egg Dye with Onion Skins from Happy Kitchen turned out!
If you like a Nordic twist, check out these Flower Easter Eggs from Flax and Twine.
Natural Brown Easter Eggs from Kaley Ann are subtle and stylish.
Decor and a game, all in one: DIY Party Confetti Egg Game from Oh Happy Day.
I adore this tutorial for Dyeing Eggs with Tea from Thirsty for Tea.
These Gold Embossed Eggs are The Craftoholic Witch look like a fun treasure for the kids to make (or find).
Easter Egg Decor
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DIY Confetti Easter Eggs from Pretty My Party are super simple and cute!
DIY Egg Shaped Easter Soy Wax Candles from Look What I Made are a cute and functional Easter decor idea.
Kids will flip over this Mr Potato Head Egg from Glitter in My Tea
Spell out a special Easter message with Tattoo Monogram Easter Eggs from Sarah Hearts (or use them as Easter place cards).
I always love a great gold leaf project, like these Gold Leaf Easter Eggs from Artful Days
I will definitely be making these DIY Eggshell Planters from Le Robins Nest
How sweet is this Easter Ornament with your Family from Selber Machen
My kids are going to have a blast making these DIY Paint Splatter Easter Eggs from B Repurposed
Basket-weave eggs in the Easter basket with Checkered Dyed Eggs from Better Homes and Gardens.
I am smitten with these Touch of Easter Egg Flower Vase from Craft Berry Bush.
Monogrammed Easter Egg from Better Homes and Gardens is a great way to use up fabric scraps.
This Easter Egg Wreath from the Soccer Mom Blog is the best use of plastic eggs I can think of!
Simple and sweet: String-wrapped Eggs from Better Homes and Gardens.
Nail Polish Marbled Easter Eggs from the Soccer Mom Blog is the perfect way to use up those old bottles of nail polish.