Are you busy on pinterest finding all the amazing easter egg decoration ideas?
Whatever you do to your eggs, here’s a fun idea for the whole family to make even more out of your beautifully decorated eggs. Whether your eggs are painted, dipped, dyed, glittered, sprayed, papier-mache’d, washi-taped, you can draw some faces on them and create these mix & match style egg sculptures kids will love playing with.
Read on for a step-by-step tutorial and also my favorite links for Easter egg decorating ideas.
I made them with hollow egg shells with holes so they can be skewered. However, if you want to use hard-boiled eggs, you can still make a great Easter egg centerpiece on your table by cracking small holes at each end and using clean skewers to make the sculptures in the same way. I thought using boiled eggs would make pushing the eggs on and off the skewers repeatedly a little trickier than empty shells… but why not.
If you want to use wooden eggs or plastic eggs, you could glue small magnets on both sides of each egg so they can be stacked on. I haven’t tried this yet, but I think it will work.
If you’re going to try this with empty egg shells, here’s a little tip.
How to empty the eggs
This is not an exciting part, but just think about lots of funs to be had later.
1. Use a small kitchen knife or any thing with a sharp end. Mark the centre of the egg on both sides (either vertically or horizontally) with a pen and tap with the knife very lightly on it. Tap, tap, tap gently until the egg starts to develop a small pinhole. Tap away the sides until you have a large enough hole for the skewers. Be generous with the hole sizes so it’s easy to empty and easy for kids to put the eggs on the skewers.
2. Once you have good size holes on both sides, hold it over a bowl, stick a skewer inside and stir it to break the yolk. Move the skewer in and out repeatedly until all comes out. I was told blowing the egg works well. As soon as I blew into the hole, the raw egg white deliciously sucked back into my mouth. So don’t try this, especially with a full egg. (But you can tell someone else that it works ha ha…)* Rinse well and dry.
Now, make the stands.
Make small mounds with flat bottoms using craft clay and stick the skewers in the middle, standing straight up. You can also drill holes in small wooden blocks or any recycled material around the house that’s suitable.
Once the eggs are fully dry, the fun starts!
Decorate your eggs in anyway you like. We just painted them with acrylics but there are so many fun ways to go.
You can dip-dye in neon food colorings, or dye with natural material for warm and sophisticated tones.
Make fun ombre dye or dip in gold paint.
Cover with glitters all over.
You can of course use papier-mache eggs instead. This would be an especially good idea for younger kids because they won’t crack.
Some more material ideas for kids to decorate the eggs (and links to related projects):
water color, sharpies, stickers, stamps, glitters, temporary tatoos, tissue papers, googly eyes, feathers, washi tape, yarn, fabric & felt scraps, buttons, adhesive-backed rhinestone jewels, sequins, glittered stickers, ribbons …
Have lots of fun decorating and don’t forget to make some of the eggs as faces.
Build your sculptures by sliding the eggs onto the skewers on each stand! Mix & match as you like and create many different combinations.
If you’re looking for something super simple with equal amounts of fun, check out these Easter Egg People Craft on Mr Printables!
*I quickly googled after writing this and it seems that blowing the eggs is the norm. I must have done something wrong then. You can use a syringe to blow out the egg instead of the mouth. Because you don’t need a delicate pinhole for this project, the way I did it is probably an easy option.
Good luck! : )