Easter eggs made easy! Easter eggs can look great without being difficult or expensive. Dying Easter eggs has become more complex over the years. Folks like Martha Stewart as well as artists on Pinterest have really taken this old tradition to a whole new level. However, there are so many Easter egg kits as well as simple craft ideas out there, it doesn’t have to be complicated to keep up with the latest trends. As a matter of fact, my 3 year old toddler participated partially or fully in creating all of the egg decorations in this post.
I love Pinterest and actually have a subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine, but honestly I need something quick and easy with an almost 3 year old toddler running around, repeating…”mama, mama, mama” and then saying nothing in response to my question of “what, honey?”.
I don’t know about you, but we always relied on the good ole “PAAS” box to make our eggs look magical. However, I guess we need to step it up a notch based on some of the Easter eggs I’ve seen on Pinterest and Facebook. Unless, our old friend, PAAS has stepped it up too? Check them out at this link, PAAAS Easter Egg Dye and see for yourself. I found some really cool and elegant stuff below and think they’ve definitely delivered exceptional style as usual.
Something that hasn’t changed with dying Easter eggs with a PAAS kit is dying eggs with a basic solid color before adding an elegant or modern design.
If you use these 2 kits, you’ll find instructions on the back of the kits. Both kits have the standard color tablets, color wand, and stickers to create a face. Some kits include the collapsable cups for dying the eggs, but we just used some small coffee mugs we had. I can’t give a review of the collapsable cups because we didn’t use them. Basic instructions are to color your eggs, then allow them to completely dry. Then add the faces with the stickers included in the packet. How easy can it get? And are there any kids out there who are not into emojis? My daughter just kept saying “emojis” and giggling in delight.
As with any egg decorating kit, this one has instructions on the back. Since you use free-hand decorating, I wouldn’t recommend it for younger kids. However, my daughter did get to play with the decorated eggs once they were dried. She thought they were beautiful!
Mom’s Favorite – No Cook Eggs With Kids Paint And Cotton Balls
This is definitely my favorite Easter egg project because we found no cook eggs that are dyeable. Plus, we can keep them for next year and my daughter doesn’t have to eat “yucky” boiled eggs. We used non-toxic finger paint, a paper plate and cotton balls, which we already had on hand.
- Pour a small amount of finger paint (color of your choice).
- Dip cotton ball into paint and then dab randomly on egg.
- Put back in carton included with your egg kit to dry.
(Note: You can let the eggs dry and then pick another color to repeat process for a multi-color effect)
In addition to the dyeable eggs, we found no cook eggs that were already colored and included chalk to draw your own design on. How easy can it get?
Last, we tried the Elegance line of PAAS. My daughter did help dye the eggs and apply the stickers, but applying the gold paint was too messy for her to handle. I did that part while she was working on something else.
(See the instructions included with each kit for detailed information)
- Dye your eggs with the tablets and egg dipper included in the kit and follow instructions on the back of the package.
- Let eggs dry fully.
- Apply stickers to some of the eggs. Keep a few eggs separately to use when you are ready to apply the gold paint.
- Follow instructions in kit for applying gold paint or glitter.
We hope you like the Easter egg ideas that you’ve seen here at Happily Ever After These Days! Let us know how yours turn out or write to us with ideas you’ve found as well! Happy Easter!
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