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Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs can be a fun and frugal way to spend an afternoon with your children.

A quick search through your kitchen and I’m pretty sure you have everything you need to dye your own batch of eggs right now.



Frugal & Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs I NuttinbutPreschool

Easter Egg Dye (Or use my homemade one below)

Slotted Spoon

Set Up:
1.) Spread Newspaper out to cover your surface.
2.) Fill Cups
For today’s eggs, we wrapped all kinds of objects around our eggs.  Below is an example of how to go about trying your own wrapped/dyed eggs.

1.) Wrap your egg using any of the mediums below.



Coloring Easter Eggs I NuttinbutPreschool


2.) Place your egg into the dye.

Coloring Easter Eggs I NuttinbutPreschool



3.) Remove your eggs from the dye.  You should do this with a slotted spoon.  It will keep your hands from staining. Set the eggs aside to dry. Remove rubber band after eggs are dry.


Coloring Easter Eggs I NuttinbutPreschool

In my daycare centers and in our home, I never leave eggs out on the counters.  The only way that we will leave out decorated eggs is if we have blown them out.

You take a pin and poke a hole at the bottom and top of the egg.  Blow the inside of the egg into bowls to make omelets.


Coloring Easter Eggs I NuttinbutPreschool

Items we have tried with great success:

Here is a list of frugal items we have tried that worked well for decorating eggs.

Masking Tape
String or Ribbon
Peel and Stick Stickers or Foam
Rubber bands
Bubble wrap with rubber bands around it

Homemade Egg Coloring Recipe:
1 cup of water
1 Tablespoon of vinegar
7-10 drops of each color of food coloring.

This recipe gives your eggs a shiny appearance.


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