DIY Easter Egg Ideas

by Caitlin Ultimo

DIY Easter Egg Ideas

Try out these creative DIY Easter egg decorating ideas. They’ll make you think twice before buying the standard drugstore dye kit.  

Robin’s Nest
Go back to the basics with this adorable nest; it’s easy to create and makes a great centerpiece for your Easter brunch or dinner party.  

Robin’s Nest Craft from The Crafty Classroom

Spring Flowers
Pastel paint creates the perfect canvas for these pretty paper flower cutouts. Cover the whole egg with the flowers to create a fanciful design. 

Paper Flower Easter Eggs from Such Pretty Things

Class in Session
Simply brush on some chalkboard paint and let the fun begin! This twist on a schoolroom classic would be a perfect gift for a favorite teacher. 

Chalkboard Easter Eggs from LJCFYI

Be Dazzled
Simple and sweet, this metallic and vinyl design makes a precious and festive Easter party decoration and is easy for little ones to help make. 

Metallic Vinyl from Landee See, Landee Do

Egg Décor
This craft is way easier than it looks, and sure to impress. Follow the directions to drain the eggs, have fun painting the shells and then hang them around the house. And no need to let the egg filling go to waste—just scramble it up for breakfast!

Painted Easter Egg from Project Project

Bunny Bling
Don’t feel like taking the time to boil eggs? Use your old plastic ones and quickly liven them up with some paint and glitter for a sparkling finish.    

Tissue Paper Easter Egg
Who loves Mod Podge? We do! Mimic mosaic- and stained glass-inspired designs using different colored tissue paper strips. 

Tissue Paper Easter Eggs from Wee Folk Art

Au Naturel
Find the ingredients for this one-of-a-kind craft in your kitchen cabinets. Use rice, lentils, beans, orzo, popcorn kernels, even pumpkin seeds to create pretty designs and textures. 

Easter Eggs with Seeds, Beans, and Grains from Petite Planet

Read All About It
…After you cover your eggs with the day’s headlines. This craft can make a great keepsake for years to come by reminding you of what happened each year on the day you made this unique Easter craft. 

Newspaper Eggs from Cut Out + Keep

Use crayons to color on hard-boiled eggs while they’re still hot (but not too hot) from the pan; the wax will melt and adhere artfully and easily onto the shells. 

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs from Come Together Kids

Pastel Silhouettes
Classic and festive, these Easter eggs are even easier to admire than they are to eat!

Silhouette Easter Eggs from Le Papier Studio

Print Perfect
Pick some leaves and flowers from your yard to create garden-inspired designs that kick traditional dyeing techniques up a notch.

Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs from Big Sis Lil Sis

Natural Dye
Want to avoid the chemicals in artificial dyeing packages? Check out these simple ways to make all-natural dyes for your eggs with ingredients found in your fridge, garden, and spice rack.    

Fruits and Vegetables Paints from Meyamo

Surprise Inside 
This unique idea is a great favor for kids and adults if you’re throwing an Easter-inspired bash. The creative spin on an Easter piñata is fun to make and break!

"Crack Me" Surprise Easter Eggs from Not Martha