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70 Easy and Creative Easter Egg Ideas for an Egg-Citing Celebration

Tie dye, bunny ears and carrot egg designs included!

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Club Crafted/ Mike Garten

While Easter is a festive time for cheery decor, delicious desserts and DIY crafts, an easy way to celebrate this special Sunday is by upgrading your Easter egg ideas. Although you may be used to the classic dyed eggs from childhood scavenger hunts, you can take your dipping, dyeing and crafting skills to the next level with our unexpected Easter egg decorations.

This means straying away from the traditional dip-dyed ombre or marbled eggs and trying new ideas such as gold-fold accents, pressed flowers or clever painted designs. We even included different ways to present your egg creations — such as hanging them from small plants and using them to create an eye-catching Easter wreath. While most of these ideas are easy for toddlers and kids to complete, some might be more advanced and better suited for adults to try (think transforming eggs into dyed baby chicks).

So to spark your creative imagination during this "egg-citing" and "hoppy" season, browse through our roundup of Easter egg decorations that are perfect for scattering around the house or using as your holiday centerpieces.

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Mike Garten
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Dyed Baby Chick Eggs

When it comes to Easter, we not only think of adorable bunnies but baby chicks as well. Turn your eggs into colorful baby chicks to use as decor.

You Need: colored eggs, a natural egg carton, scissors, acrylic paint, a craft brush, yellow felt triangles, hot glue and colored feathers

Follow these steps to make your own:

  1. Cut out the egg cup from the egg carton and clean up the edges to make it a little seat for the egg to sit in.
  2. Paint the egg cup with your acrylic paint and let it completely dry.
  3. Using a little dot of hot glue, attach the felt triangle to the edge of the egg cup to make a beak.
  4. Place your colored egg into the cup and add a few colored feathers behind the egg. Hot glue them to keep in place.
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Mike Garten
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Cotton Candy Egg Nest

These cotton candy egg nests make cute table designs. After decorating your eggs, lay them in cotton candy for a festive look.

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Mike Garten
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Cross Stitch Eggs

These cross stitch eggs are a cute Easter craft that's too easy not to try. Plus, they're toddler-friendly! You'll need white eggs, a cross stitch template, an ‘X’ stamp, stamp pads in multiple colors, and black and green Sharpies.

To make your own:

  1. Following the simple cross stitch template, use an 'X' stamp and your preferred color ink to stamp each pattern.
  2. Let the ink dry.
  3. Use your Sharpie to add definition and details to the shapes.
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Mike Garten
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Tissue Paper Strip Eggs

These tissue paper strip eggs are family-friendly. The yellow and light pink design is so eye-catching that your kids will love finding them during their hunt.

Materials: White eggs, shades of pink and yellow tissue paper cut into small ¼” (or smaller) strips, Mod Podge, and a craft brush

Follow these steps:

  1. Brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge to the eggs.
  2. Lay the strips of tissue and brush over them with a thin layer of Mod Podge to adhere.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 by overlapping the tissue strips or keeping them as stripes.
  4. Let them completely dry!

SHOP MOD PODGE

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Mike Garten
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Dried Flower Eggs

These dried flower eggs are easy to make, along with being unique easter egg decorations. To make your own, you'll need colored eggs, white craft glue, a craft brush and crushed dried flower petals.

Follow these instructions:

  1. Use your craft brush to add dots of craft glue on the eggs before sprinkling the crushed flower petals onto the glue dots.
  2. Let them completely dry.
  3. Experiment with patterns by adding glue in different ways — such as on top of the entire egg or making a line down the center.
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Club Crafted
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Punny Eggs

Who doesn't love a good Easter pun? Brainstorm silly puns and stamp them to your eggs. Anyone who picks up an egg will have a good laugh.

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »

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A Night Owl
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Carrot Easter Eggs

Carrots are the Easter Bunny's favorite treats! Turn your eggs into little carrots, scatter them around the house and have your little bunnies (aka your kids) find them!

Get the tutorial at A Night Owl »

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Crazy Little Projects
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Easter Egg Wreath

Gather all of your Easter eggs and combine them to create a colorful wreath that's perfect for welcoming spring.

Get the tutorial at Crazy Little Projects »

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DIY Beautify
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Antiqued Eggs

Color your eggs using white chalk paint for an antique feel. Attach rope to the base so you can hang them in any part of your home.

Get the tutorial at DIY Beautify »

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Love The Day
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Easter Egg Bunny Ears

Paint your eggs in your preferred color and use printable Easter rabbit ears to create adorable little bunnies.

Get the tutorial at Love The Day »

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Lovely Indeed
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Gold Geometric Easter Eggs

These Easter eggs have a trendy geometric design that can easily be created with spray paint and gold pens.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed »

SHOP GOLD METALLIC INK MARKER

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Club Crafted
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'90s Patterned Eggs

Some abstract and throwback patterns never go out of style. Bring a retro feel to your Easter Sunday celebration with '90s-patterned eggs.

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »

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Alice and Lois
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Jeweled Eggs

Need an easy DIY craft for little ones to enjoy? Have them glue an assortment of rhinestones to their eggs. They can even decorate them in different patterns and shapes for some extra fun.

Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois »

SHOP RHINESTONES

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Made In A Day
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Natural Tassel Eggs

For this boho look, you'll need a pack of wooden eggs, fringe fabric trim, lace tassel trim, a hot glue gun and sharp fabric scissors.

Get the tutorial at Made In A Day »

SHOP WOODEN EGGS

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Mike Garten
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Sprinkle Easter Eggs

When in doubt, add sprinkles! First, prep your work space: Make sure you have a lean empty egg shell or a faux craft egg, along with a shallow bowl or plate full of nonpareil sprinkles. Brush about ¼ of the egg with a generous amount of Mod Podge and use a spoon to sprinkle nonpareils onto the wet glue. Let dry thoroughly before moving on to the rest of the egg. For the best results, allow the eggs to cure completely overnight before using them to decorate.

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Mike Garten
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Marbled Easter Eggs

You have two options: Head to your medicine cabinet to grab shaving cream or if you're planning on eating your marbled creations, pick up some whipped cream instead.

Get the tutorial »

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Mike Garten
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Pom-Pom Bunny Easter Eggs

Play off of the egg's natural color by using it as the body of a fluffy little bunny. To make, cut a 6” piece of pipe cleaner and fold it in half twice to create an "M" shape. Then twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together to create bunny ears. Using craft glue, attach the ears to the back of a pom-pom to create a bunny head. Once dry, attach the pom-pom to the narrow end of an egg and let dry. Customize your bunny by adding a small bow tie with the ribbon of your choice.

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Mike Garten
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Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

The tie-dye trend is here to stay, and these eggs — some with one color, two colors, or multiple — bring it out in full force. Wearing rubber gloves, wrap an egg with a coffee filter and use a twist tie to secure the filter. Drop a few drops of food coloring randomly on the outside of the filter and let it soak for a minute or two. Repeat with as many colors as you'd like. Using a spray bottle, wet the entire coffee filter and squeeze the filter gently to make sure it fits snugly around the egg. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before unwrapping and rinsing with cold water.

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Mike Garten
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Pipe Cleaner Easter Eggs

Skip the egg dyeing kits and give this less-mess option a try. Before you start wrapping, make sure your egg is completely empty and clean, or pick up a bunch of craft eggs to decorate. Then attach one end of a pipe cleaner (you'll need 3 to 4 in the same color) to the top center of the egg with a small dot of hot glue and let dry. Carefully coil the pipe cleaner around the egg, adding small dots of hot glue as you go. Snip off any excess pipe cleaner once you have reached the bottom of the egg and secure the end with one last dot of glue.

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Mike Garten
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Watercolor Easter Eggs

In this case, Easter eggs are just another canvas to test out your painting skills. Start by mixing a few colors of your watercolor paints on a palette. Then brush clean water onto the egg, followed by a few light strokes of watercolor in the places where the egg is wet. Continue to wet different sections of the egg and brush on the same or different color until you achieve the watercolor look you're after.

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Mike Garten
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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Save some cash and ditch the fake stuff by dyeing your eggs with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. It's fun, safe, and lets your kids bring out their inner mad scientist.

Get the tutorial »

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Mike Garten
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Pressed Flower Easter Eggs

Bring the outside in with these nature-inspired Easter eggs. Once you have a bounty of dried and pressed flowers, buds, and leaves, adhere them to the egg's surface with a flat paint brush and glossy Mod Podge. Paint thin layers of Mod Podge on top of the flowers or leaves, and let dry completely.

RELATED: Fun Easter Crafts for Everyone

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Mike Garten
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Stamped Easter Eggs

Trade basic dyes for a chalk stamp pad. For an intricate design, press a small stamp into the pad and place evenly on to the egg’s surface, and repeat as necessary. When you're happy with your design, set the ink by turning your hair dryer on the lowest setting and blowing dry.

SHOP STAMPS

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Mike Garten
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Vegetable Easter Eggs

While these adorable eggs aren't edible, they look just as beautiful (if not, more) than the real thing.

Carrot: Cut 2 to 3" strips of green tissue paper and twist together at one end. Attach "stem" with hot glue to the top of an orange egg. Using a permanent marker, add lines to mimic the texture of a natural carrot.

Strawberry: Dye an egg deep red-pink and let dry. Use a permanent marker to draw “seeds” all over the egg. Cut 1" strips of green crepe paper and attach to the top of the egg with glue. Finish it off by gluing a crepe paper stem.

Pea Pod: Dye 3 eggs light green and let dry. Cut a rectangle of light green crepe paper about 7" x 10" (depending on the size of your eggs). Glue a row of eggs in the center of the crepe paper. Wrap the long sides of the paper around the eggs, twist at either end, and glue. Cut 5 petal shapes out of green crepe paper, about 3" in length. Twist the petals together at one end and glue. Fan out the leaves to create a cap for the pea pod and glue.

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Mike Garten
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Marbleized Easter Eggs

Not a fan of classic dye jobs? Give it a marbleized effect by rolling eggs in a dye and vegetable oil mixture. Start by adding a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a bowl of dye, and stirring with a craft stick or a straw to separate oil bubbles. Gently roll eggs into the bowl for a few seconds. Pat the excess dye and oil with a paper towel and set on a cooling rack to dry. Once completely dry, use a dry cloth to wipe away any excess oil residue.

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Mike Garten
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Sugared Easter Eggs

Keep things sugary-sweet by adding these "sugar-covered" eggs to your Easter spread. To make, paint one half of an egg with craft glue. Sprinkle with clear iridescent glitter, let dry, and repeat on the other side.

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Mike Garten
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Polka-Dot Easter Eggs

Go for a 3D effect by dabbing a dyed egg with puff paint. Don't get ahead of yourself: Do one side at a time, allowing each time to dry completely before moving on.

SHOP PUFF PAINT

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Mike Garten
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Paper Punch Easter Eggs

If you're not as artistically inclined, use craft punches to cut shapes from different colored paper. Fold the shapes down the middle and attach to solid-colored eggs with craft glue.

SHOP PAPER PUNCHES

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Mike Garten
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Chick Easter Eggs

Here's a fun way to add even more chicks to your Easter table . To make, dip the front of an egg length-wise in yellow dye. Once dry, draw face and body features with a fine-point permanent marker.

RELATED: The Best Easter Decorations to DIY

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Mike Garten
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Floral Tattoo Easter Eggs

Use temporary tats to "ink" eggs with fancy florals and cute critters — it's surprisingly easy and works every time. Once you peel off the backing, smooth wrinkles with a damp finger.

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