Looking for some easy toddler Easter egg decorating ideas? These alternatives to traditional Easter egg dye kits are perfect for toddlers and adults alike!
There are so many wonderful things about decorating Easter Eggs. From the bright colors and designs to spending time together as a family making memories, I love this time of year. I can’t dye eggs as a parent without thinking back to some of the amazing memories I made with my own mom and dad way back when!
Dying Easter eggs is a great way to celebrate spring and Easter, but can also turn into a bit of a messy disaster with toddlers. We learned that the hard way last year while trying to dye eggs using one of the store-bought Easter egg kits with vinegar!
This year I wanted to try some simple and easy ideas that we could DIY ourselves. Read on for some of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas for toddlers, as well as some of my favorite tutorials from other bloggers!
20 Easy Toddler Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Looking for some ideas when it comes to decorating Easter eggs with your toddler? Check out these ideas for easy things you can do at home! Looking for more detailed instructions? Scroll down to a collection of amazing toddler Easter egg decorating tutorials from some fantastic bloggers, too.
Dry Rice – In small containers or clear plastic bins or bags, add food coloring to dry rice for toddlers to roll the eggs around in, creating a unique design.
Shaving Cream – Fill a bin with shaving cream and various drops of food coloring for toddlers to gently roll the egg around in for a sensory egg dying experience.
Kool-Aid – Have toddlers help stir packets of Kool-Aid with a small amount of water and soak the eggs in the mixture for about five minutes.
Drip Dying – Use small pipettes to drip the dye over the eggs.
Markers and Plastic Bags – Toddlers can draw with markers on plastic baggies and then dab or wrap it around the egg to transfer the pattern.
Spin Art – In a salad spinner, add dye from squirt bottles to create a splatter paint design.
Dotting with Straws – Cut straws in half and dip them into paint for toddlers to use to dot patterns onto eggs.
Bubble Wrap – Paint over some pieces of small bubble wrap to wrap around the egg and create a unique polka dot design.
Tissue Paper – Spray water over tissue paper placed on eggs to bleed the color onto the eggs.
Glitter – For a different look, drizzle glue over the eggs and allow your little one to sprinkle on some colorful glitter.
Sponge Painting – Cut sponges into strips and add some paint for little hands to gently dab colors onto their eggs.
Natural dyes – Create natural dyes using plant materials such as turmeric, beet juice, and berries.
Paint Marbling – In a small bowl or container of water, drop different colors of paint onto the surface and dip the eggs into the mixture.
Related: Baby Sensory Bag Play
17 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs with Toddlers
Easter eggs can get very messy very fast, but thankfully there are tons of egg-decorating alternatives that are better suited for tiny hands (and attention spans)! Below are some of my favorite creative DIY toddler egg decorating ideas and tutorials from other amazing bloggers.
Bubble Wrap Egg Decorating
If you have a sheet of bubble wrap (from all those Amazon orders, perhaps?) and a few paints, you can make these bubble wrap eggs in minutes. These are so easy to make that you can set your children or grandchildren up to do them!
Coloring Page Decoupage Easter Eggs
Let the little ones have fun coloring, and use their art to create beautiful decoupaged eggs! They will be so proud to have their own work displayed in their baskets!
Tie Dye Easter Eggs
Making Tie Dye Easter Eggs is a super fun and different way to color your Easter eggs this year. Make all the pretty colors you’d like! Prepare to get messy, so grab an apron and your eggs and let’s get started!
Whipped Cream Easter Egg Decorating
Dye Easter Eggs with whipped cream, the kids have fun and it tastes yummy too.
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Easter is just around the corner, check out how to dye eggs naturally. This simple recipe makes beautiful colorful eggs.
Melted Crayon Easter Egg Decorating
Make vibrant Easter eggs in a matter of minutes with this melted crayon Easter Egg decorating idea.
Unicorn Easter Eggs
Unicorn Eggs are perfect for any unicorn lover. This is a fun unicorn craft project that is perfect to have a unicorn Easter or to make for as unicorn party food. These Unicorn Eggs would be fun for kids to create on Easter or as a unicorn party craft.
How to Naturally Dye Eggs with Fruits, Veggies and Spices
Using fruit, veggies, herbs, and teas to color eggs is healthy and natural! Besides the vast nutritional benefits from natural dyes, coloring eggs with vibrant red beets, green teas, turmeric, coffee grounds, and blueberries (to name a few) can be a uniquely fun learning experience for everyone.
Cool Whip Easter Eggs
Cool Whip Easter Eggs – Cool Whip helps produce swirls of gorgeous color in this family-friendly DIY easter egg dyeing method!
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Rice
Dyeing eggs with colored rice gives the eggs an entirely new and cool look! What’s neat about this activity is that in the end, you have colored rice left over for sensory play if you are interested in that!
Ombre Easter Eggs
These easy ombré eggs are absolutely beautiful! No special supplies needed to make these beauties.
Cracked Colored Eggs
This gorgeous variation of coloring Easter eggs stems from tea dyed eggs. These stunning cracked colored eggs are easy enough for the kids to make and fun enough for the adults to play along too.
Tissue Paper Dyed Easter Eggs
Check out this fun new way to dye Easter eggs! This Tissue Paper Dyed Easter Eggs is A Unique Easter Egg Dying Tutorial.
Drip Dyed Easter Eggs
These drip dyed eggs may look fancy, but they are so easy to make that kids of all ages will have fun making them.
Rainbow Crack Easter Eggs
If you are looking for unique egg decorating ideas with your children, these rainbow eggs are for you. The colorful cracks are so neat, and kids love them!
Eric Carle-Inspired Easter Eggs
These “Eric Carl Easter Eggs” are bright and colourful, and made by applying decoupage techniques.
Galaxy DIY Easter Eggs
You can use this wonderful galaxy art technique on both wooden eggs as well as blown out egg shells or even hardboiled eggs
There are tons of toddler Easter egg decorating ideas that are perfect for sparking inspiration this season.
I hope this list of ideas and collection of tutorials for easy toddler Easter egg decorating techniques is helpful for you. Let me know in the comments which ones are your favorites, and if you try one be sure to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #mimosasandmotherhood so I can see your creations too!