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Easter egg decorating ideas

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...


Eggs are the universal symbol of fertility and new life and the most identifiable symbol of the Easter holiday. Coloring eggs has been a custom dating back to the Pagan times when bright colors were symbolic of spring and a celebration of the spring equinox.


In modern times, people around the world decorate eggs to celebrate Easter. In the States, dyeing eggs is a quintessential family affair that is often followed by a fun-filled Easter egg hunt.

Whether you are dyeing eggs with your kids or simply want to decorate your kitchen and dining area for the holiday, these artistic egg-adorning ideas will illuminate your Easter spirit. Multiple colors, stenciled designs and marbleizing are just a few of the creative techniques that will make your beautiful eggs a special find.


Egg decorating does not require many ingredients. Here is a small list of necessities.
  • Hard cooked eggs
  • Coloring agents (food coloring or natural dyes)
  • White vinegar
  • Kitchen gloves (to keep your hands stain-free)
  • Small bowls


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