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3 Easy DIY Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Easter is one of our family's favorite holidays. We love everything from hanging out with the Easter bunny, to decorating eggs (both real and plastic)! I wanted to share three simple Easter egg ideas to inspire some decorating at your home. You can pick up all of your supplies for these projects at Family Dollar, your Easter Headquarters, for incredibly affordable prices.

Color Block Glitter Eggs

 

I love making Easter eggs with my kids, but I always make a few just for sophisticated Easter décor. So I picked up a few dozen eggs at Family Dollar and snuck them in the house to decorate them. These eggs are classic, elegant, and beautiful to keep around the house!

Materials:

 

  • Eggs
  • Glitter glue
  • Transparent Scotch tape
  • Small paintbrush (I used one from a water paint set.)

Instructions:

  1. Boil eggs until hard boiled.
  2. Allow eggs to cool completely.
  3. Wrap the transparent tape around the middle of the egg.

 

4. Add glitter glue to the paintbrush and apply a thin layer to one half of the egg using the tape as a boundary.  Do not apply too much glue or it will get runny and smudge the color block line.
5. Allow glue to dry*.
6. Remove tape.

*You can repeat steps 4 and 5 if desired.

 

Butterfly Plastic Eggs

 

Since it's spring, I thought it would be perfect to make a butterfly Easter craft with the plastic eggs I got at Family Dollar. This was a really easy project that the kids can join you in making.

Materials:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut pipe cleaners into 3 equal pieces.
  2. Using plastic eggs with small holes on the top (like the ones pictured) pull the one piece of the pipe cleaner through both holes until the length is even on both sides.
  3. Twirl the ends of the pipe cleaners to create the antennas.

 

4. Trace the shape of butterfly wings on construction paper and cut them out.

 

5. Glue the wings to the back of the eggs. I decided to double them up for a fuller look.

 

6. Allow glue to dry before filling with candy!

 

What I love most about these butterfly eggs are how beautiful their wings look in my kids Easter baskets.

 

Egg Characters

 

My daughter wanted to make some characters for her storytelling, so we made egg people out of real eggs!

Materials:

 

  • Eggs
  • Crayons

Instructions

1. Boil eggs until hard boiled.
2. Allow eggs to cool until they are slightly warm.
3. Color the entire egg with crayons.
4. After the egg completely cools, add facial features, hair, and other details!

 

I found all the supplies I needed for my three Easter egg decorations at my local Family Dollar store. You can stock up on cool Easter decor and accessories, including bunny ears headbands, Easter baskets, and plastic eggs for everyday low prices, starting at only $1. Also, check out this store flyer for everything that's available at budget-friendly prices until March 29th.

This DIY Easter Egg Decorating project was created in connection with my appointment as a contributor to Family Dollar.

By Adanna Dill

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