DIY Decorative Easter Eggs

By on March 10, 2016


Easter is just around the corner and we are getting in the spirit by creating DIY decorative Easter eggs, great for gifts or as a fun activity to do with the whole family.

Ready to get started? Read our top tips below!

How To Make DIY Decorative Easter Eggs:

Blow out the eggs:

To get started making decorative Easter eggs, you first need to blow out the yoke.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • 1 hammer
  • An extra thin sewing needle
  • An empty bowl


  • Place your egg on a paper towel and line the needle up onto the smallest end of the egg.
  • Take your hammer and lightly tap the needle creating a small hole. Then, carefully twist the needle so the hole gets bigger, making sure you go all the way through the top shell with the needle. Warning, you may crack a few eggs during your first few tries!
  • Switch the egg around and repeat the method this time creating a slightly bigger hole by continuing to twist the needle. The bigger side will be where the yoke comes out.
  • Now that you have a hole on either end, put your mouth onto the smallest hole and blow. The yoke will come out of the biggest end.
  • It’s time to decorate!

Easter Eggs in Wired Basket


Once you’ve successfully blown the yoke out of a few eggs, it’s time to get creative and decorate the eggs any way you would like. A few of our favourite ideas are:

Colouring the eggs:

  • Start by lying paper towel or newspaper down onto the table to protect it from the dye and put on gloves.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and approximately 20 drops of food colouring in 1 cup of hot water and pour into a heatproof jar or container that is big enough to let you submerge the egg completely.
  • Use tongs and place your eggs into the jar or container to dye them.
  • Once your eggs are dyed, place them on the paper towel or newspaper to dry.
  • Once dried, it’s time to decorate! Have some fun by drawing on them with metallic pens, add glitter, or dip the back of a pencil eraser into contrast coloured paint to add coloured dots. The options are endless!

Other ideas:

  • Tissue paper shapes: Why not cut out a few shapes from tissue paper and glue them onto your eggs? We love cutting small dots out and gluing them onto dyed eggs for a speckled look.
  • Painted eggs: Experiment by painting a few different shapes and styles onto your eggs. Ideas could be anything from love hearts, to flowers, dots, stripes or even a smiley face!

Have you got some great decorating ideas we can try? Comment them below.

Easter eggs on wooden background with space


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