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. Plus, check out easy Easter recipes for kids!

By Caitlin Ultimo


Robin's Nest
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 fromThe Crafty Classroom

Spring Flowers





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 Eggsfrom Such Pretty Things




Class in Session



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 Eggsfrom LJCFYI




Be Dazzled








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 fromLandee See, Landee Do













Egg Décor












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 fromProject Project





Bunny Bling










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.

Glitzy Eggs from Strictly Simple

Tissue Paper Easter Egg










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 Eggsfrom Wee Folk Art


Au Naturel










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 fromPetite Planet







Read All About It






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 fromCut Out Keep

Crayon-tastic!










Crayon-tastic!

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










Pastel Silhouettes

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

Silhouette Easter Eggsfrom Le Papier Studio

Perfect Print








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







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





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