Eggs 101

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs can be customized in many different ways. Here are some creative ideas to give your Easter eggs some added creative flair. With some common craft items such as markers, glitter, googly eyes, crayons, pipe cleaners and acrylic paint, you can customize and can do the following:

Instructions

  1. Step 1

    Glitter egg

    Sprinkle sparkles over a freshly-dyed egg for a glittery finish.

  2. Step 2

    Wax pattern egg

    Before putting the egg in the dye, draw a pattern on the shell with a white crayon. The wax in the crayon will prevent the dye from sticking to the egg, leaving a white pattern.

  3. Step 3

    Rubber band egg

    Apply small stickers to, or wrap rubber bands around the egg before dying; remove once the egg is dry, leaving an interesting pattern.

  4. Step 4

    Marbled egg

    Mix 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the dye to create a marble effect on your Easter eggs.

  5. Step 5

    Acrylic painted egg

    Once dry, paint the egg using acrylic paints and small makeup or craft sponges. You can also sponge paint small designs on the eggs using a stencil.

  6. Step 6

    Beaded egg

    Glue small beads, embroidery thread or lace onto the Easter egg for added effects. Apply googly eyes and other accessories to Easter eggs to create cute animals or faces.

  7. Step 7

    Character egg

    Apply acrylic paint to a small piece of bubble wrap; wrap around the outside of the egg, leaving a pattern of perfect circles.

  8. Step 8

    Oiled egg

    Rub Easter eggs with a little vegetable oil for extra sheen.

Did you know? Some of the most expensive and most famous Easter eggs were created in the 1800s by Peter Carl Fabergé, a Russian jeweler. These decorative eggs were adorned with jewels, gold and gems.