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12 Kid-friendly Easter egg crafts

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Get cracking with Easter crafts for kids

Keep it simple and enjoy these easy Easter egg crafts with the kids.
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Sharpie eggs

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Forget the fizzy tablets and decorate your hard-boiled eggs with Sharpie markers instead. Pick up a pack of pastels and doodle your eggs with bunnies, chicks and other fun spring designs.

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Paint chip egg garland

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It doesn't get much cuter than this paint chip egg garland. Seriously, how badly do you want to hop in the car and go to Home Depot right this minute?

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Painted rock eggs

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Looking for an alternative to dyeing hard-boiled eggs? Painted egg rocks look beautiful in a group — plus, they don't crack and they last a lot longer.

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Button eggs

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Check thrift stores and craft stores for buttons, then freehand an egg shape on paper or canvas. Let the kids go to town with buttons and glue to create their very own button Easter egg masterpiece.

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Paint chip collage egg

Snip paint chips into shapes of all sizes, then let the kids create modern art by making a colorful collage on egg-shaped paper. It seems little kids are big fans of overlapping. Ah, the simple pleasures of childhood.

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Marshmallow Easter egg craft

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All you'll need for this simple Easter egg craft is a bag of mini marshmallows, some glue and a piece of paper. Oh — and an adorable toddler or two to glue down (and nibble) the marshmallows.

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Salt dough Easter eggs

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Salt dough eggs are the perfect canvas for the kids to get creative with spray paint, acrylics or even paint pens. Just make sure to poke a hole in them before baking, so you can easily hang your festive egg art. Get the salt dough recipe and instructions at Design Mom.

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Yarn Easter egg

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Dipping yarn in glue is fun. Draping the gooey yarn around a balloon is even better. But the best part of this craft is popping the balloon after the yarn is dry to reveal a perfectly formed egg.

Quick Tip:

Find out how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg right here.

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Mod Podge decoupage Easter eggs

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Add some punch to your dyed eggs by decoupaging paper cutouts with Mod Podge and sponge brushes.

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Ribbon egg cards

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Ribbons and rickrack add pizzazz to these handmade Easter cards. Get the DIY details at A Day That is Dessert.

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Cotton swab painted eggs

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Preschoolers will love mixing and tinting colors (”Dat light gween, Mama, not dark gween.”) and making colorful egg creations.

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Dyed eggs

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It wouldn't be Easter without some old-fashioned egg dyeing. Use the PAAS kit or get creative with Kool-Aid packets or taped-on shapes like these fun little hearts. Instructions for these DIY Love Eggs can be found at The Sweetest Occasion.

Bonus video: DIY Carrot Wreath

If you want to make your own gorgeous Easter decor, try this DIY carrot wreath.

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