There’s more than one way to… decorate an Easter egg! If you’re planning to get craftsy with the children this Spring then eggs provide a smooth, round and fun canvas for creativity. Here are a few of our favourite ideas for egg decoration, courtesy of Netmums.
1. Elastic bands
Wrap the elastic bands randomly around your egg and dip into the food dye, wait until it is dry and remove the bands. You could also remove only some of the elastic bands at this stage and repeat with a second colour.
Put some paint in a small bowl and allow your child to dip their thumb in and print onto the egg. When dry, you could turn the thumb-prints into animals or faces by drawing on the details with a fine marker pen.
Draw a pattern onto the egg using white or light coloured crayon. Dip into food dye and when you take it out, the crayon pattern will still be visible. Leave to dry.
4. Egg creatures
Decorate your eggs with a variety of googly eyes, beads, glitter, sequins, wool, ribbon, feathers etc. This can be done on a plain egg or one that has already been dyed, and a fine marker pen can be used to add detail.
5. How to blow an egg for decorating
Instead of hard boiled eggs, you could blow the eggs to make the egg hollow and decorate the outside. First make two holes at either end of the egg with a needle and blow through one to make the insides come out of the other (if they're not coming out, make the hole a bit bigger!) Then tie some cotton onto the middle of a match. Insert the match into the egg and twist it so it doesn't come out and you can hang your egg from the cotton. Then decorate with anything - sequins, paints, ribbon etc!