Love Easter egg decorating, but don’t want to risk your kids spilling all the dye on the floor? I’ve got you covered with some alternatives to dyeing Easter eggs. Try these 5 easy ways to decorate Easter eggs with kids.
Easter egg decorating has always been one of my favorite spring activities. Now that I have kids, it’s even more fun. I no longer get into creating detailed artistic eggs, now I look for mostly mess free and easy ways to decorate Easter eggs with kids. My kids have always had a fun time with these alternatives to dyeing Easter eggs. Here are 5 of my favorite ways that we’ve decorated eggs.
5 Easy ways to decorate Easter eggs with kids
ONE: Googly eye eggs
Buy googly eyes that are stickers and the kids can place them on the eggs pretty easily. I tried to make mine look super cute, but this is what my son had in mind. Whatever keeps them happy and entertained, right?
TWO: Shaving cream eggs
Definitely make sure to use white eggs when doing this because the dye looks so much better. See the full tutorial for this here. It isn’t mess free, but it’s a great way to get toddlers involved in decorating eggs.
This one is my favorite because it’s so easy and completely mess free. You can keep them simple like my example above. Or you can go crazy like Robert did with the duck stickers.
This one isn’t mess free, but it’s less messy than traditional dye. My kids would knock those dye cups over in a second. Then they’d drip the dye all over the table. While painting is still messy, it’s easy because the kids are self sufficient. Even my 22 month old can paint by himself without knocking paint all over the house. I always use water soluble paint (affiliate link for my favorite paint here) and it wipes right off the walls and even the grout in our tile. I’m not sure I could say the same thing for dye.
This is another easy one. Walmart, Target, and Amazon (affiliate link- click here to buy) all sell these eggs for reasonable prices. The Amazon ones are $3.99 for 12. I like this because I can wipe the off and then use them again the following year. Talk about a great way to save on Easter decor!
What is your favorite way to decorate Easter eggs with kids? I’m sure my kids will be able to handle dye soon, but with one more on the way we probably won’t be breaking out the dye for a few more years!