Easter egg decorating was always my favorite Easter tradition.

My grandma and mom were NEVER too busy to make time to make a fun (and memorable) mess decorating eggs with us… and it’s something that stands out to me to this day. We didn’t just dip eggs in colored water either. We did the whole thing – we painted, we glued, we taped.

And we started by blowing out the eggs (if you’ve never done this, Red Ted Art has a GREAT tutorial on how to do it.) It’s totally worth while, because your eggs last forever. Or for years at least. I still have…most of… this one from when I was about 10.

easter egg decorating ideas for kids

(Actually you can’t tell how badly it’s broken in this picture. I know it’s just a thing and I should let it go, but I just love the memories attached to it. I did a good job of remembering it was just a thing when my husband crunched it earlier this year.)

My point is, it’s lasted for 20 years because it was blown out. And if you’re gonna put this kind of effort into your eggs, you might want to be able to hang on to some of those masterpieces!

Hunting down all these fun Easter egg decorating ideas gave me itchy egg decorating fingers… and I’m going to have to borrow my nieces to do some decorating this year (- the squishy baby is still just a little to tiny to care at all about Easter eggs).

Check out these awesome Easter egg decorating ideas for kids and some for bigger kids (otherwise known as adults). Make time to make some memories with your little people… that is MUCH more important in the long run than having a perfect dinner prepared or getting the entire house spotless for company.

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25 AWESOME Easter egg decorating ideas:

(Click the photo or the link below for instructions.)

Easy Spotty Eggs from Red Ted Art

♥ Gold Tattoo Eggs from Jane Can

♥ Temporary Tattoo Eggs from Freebie Finding Mom

♥ Tie Dye Easter Eggs from The Joys of Boys

♥ Melted Crayon Easter Eggs from There’s Just One Mommy

♥ Tissue Paper Dyed Easter Eggs from Moments of Mommyhood

♥ Easter Bunny Eggs from Red Ted Art

♥ Egg Birdies for an Easter Tree from Red Ted Art

♥ Glitter Dipped Easter Eggs from Frugal Mom Eh

♥ Eric Carle Easter Eggs (decoupage & tissue paper!) from Red Ted Art

♥ Paint Speckled Eggs from Jane Can

♥ Food Dye Colored Easter Eggs from Red Ted Art

♥ Drip Art Rainbow Eggs from Red Ted Art

♥ Sharpie Easter Eggs from Cutesy Crafts

♥ Silk Tie Easter Eggs from Family Food And Travel

♥ Crafty Leaf Print Easter Eggs from All She Cooks

♥ Glitter Ocean Easter Eggs from Val Event Gal

♥ Gold Foil Easter Eggs from Jane Can

♥ DIY Sprinkle Easter Eggs from Studio DIY

♥ How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Nail Polish from A Crafted Passion

(AND 5 more gorgeous Easter egg decorating ideas from the same ladies)

♥ How to Decorate Galaxy Easter Eggs from A Crafted Passion

♥ How to Decorate Ombre Easter Eggs from A Crafted Passion

♥ How to Decorate Robin Speckled Easter Eggs from A Crafted Passion

♥ How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Metal Leaf from A Crafted Passion

♥ How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Cool Whip from A Crafted Passion