One of my earliest Easter memories is watching sharp pins being delicately pushed in the ends of an egg and then being shown how to carefully blow out the whites and yolk. We handled the fragile empty eggs with care as we dyed them. I recall we used wax and carefully, though not exactly skillfully, layered on the colours and designs. Well, the adults and older children mostly used the wax but I was able to help with the dipping.
I haven't decorated Easter eggs since elementary school. I'd like to this year. After college I was friends with a woman who made stunning pysanky and I marvelled at her skill. While I'd love be able to make pysanky, I think I'll start off with something a little less advanced this year. I was happy to discover there are lots of fun and pretty egg decorating techniques that fit my skill level.
Moss Covered Easter Eggs
Credit: Cherished Bliss
I like decorations that can do double-duty as Easter and spring decorations. These moss covered Easter eggs scream spring to me.
Hipster Easter Eggs
Credit: One Good Thing By Jillee
I tend to find all things hipster amusing but with kindness because I am sure in another lifetime I probably was a hipster. I wasn't really quite sure what to expect when I saw Jill was featuring hipster Easter eggs. I love them. Moustaches will always win with me.
Sakura Easter Eggs
Credit: Craft Passion
When I saw these sakura easter eggs I just stopped and stared. I was blown away by them. I was even more blown away when I read the instructions. They are completely within my skill-level and I'm by no means an advanced crafter.
DIY Lego Easter Eggs
Credit: It's Always Autumn
Everything Lego is awesome and awesome really is the only world for these Lego Easter eggs. I never, ever would have though of using the temporary tattoo material on eggs. It's brilliant and when you run out of eggs you can use the rest of the tattoos on yourself! Or the kids. Kids get to have all the fun.
Slightly Sinister Easter Eggs
I love spring and Easter but it can start to feel a bit twee. If you are feeling overwhelmed by cute, these slightly sinister easter eggs are just what the Easter Bunny's evil twin ordered.
Pipe Cleaner Easter Bunny Eggs
Credit: The Nerd's Wife
Looking for an Easter egg project to do with kids that doesn't involve dying them? And the mess that comes with that? Jet's pipe cleaner Easter eggs are just the thing. Pipe cleaners, markers, and hard-boiled eggs are all you need to make these. Jet has lots fun Easter egg ideas on her site -- I've also got my eye on these glitter dot Easter eggs. I do so love glitter.
Mod Metallic Easter Eggs
Credit: Architecture of a Mom
Do you like SHINY? I do. I also like spray paint which is what Rachel used to make her mod metallic Easter eggs. She's right that her children won't mistake their eggs for hers but I don't know that they won't still try to steal them from her. Wouldn't you?
Cascarones Easter Egg Surprise Countdown
Credit: The Paper Mama
I love countdowns. At Christmas I'm all about the advent calendars. For vacations I use online countdown clocks. Chelsey's Cascarones Easter egg surprise countdown is totally my kind of thing. The confetti is just a bonus.
Are you decorating Easter eggs this year?
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