50 Cutest Easter Egg Designs
Posted on: March 10th 2023
When Easter time approaches, decorating eggs is one of the most popular traditions the whole family can enjoy. New designs and decorations are joining the classic techniques like dip-dyeing and painting, giving you nearly endless options for your egg-decorating extravaganza. Whether you’re making home decor or supplies for an egg hunt, this list provides plenty of cute Easter egg design inspiration.
For these Easter egg designs, be sure the eggs are safe to handle and store before decorating them. Many of the designs below will work just fine with eggs that have been hard-boiled and chilled. However, some of the following designs require blowing out the eggs to leave a hollow shell. You can save the whites and yolks for these kid-friendly egg recipes on Easter. If you want to use hard-boiled eggs, make sure to only use food-safe decorating materials and food-grade dyes.
However inspiration strikes, this list provides plenty of cool Easter egg designs for you to try with your family this Easter.
1. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs
Here are the items you’ll need to create unique tie-dyed eggs:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Coffee filters
- Food coloring
- Spray bottle
Once you have your materials, follow these steps:
- Wrap each egg in a coffee filter and secure with a twist-tie.
- Add food coloring drops on the outside of the filters and let them sit for two minutes.
- Spray the filter with water and ensure it fits snugly around the egg.
- Let the eggs sit for 10 to 15 minutes before unwrapping and rinsing them in cold water.
2. Modern Painted Eggs
This modern twist on classic painted eggs is a crowd-pleaser. Paint blown-out eggs in metallic and pastel paints or use a monochrome color scheme. Use a fine-tipped brush to create geometric designs in contrasting colors.
3. Speckled Eggs
Thin some acrylic paint with water in a bowl. Use a paintbrush to fleck the paint onto blown-out eggs. Leave the eggs as-is, or add your guests’ initials with a gold paint pen.
4. Egg Marker Eggs
Use special egg markers to freehand designs onto undyed eggs. You can create simple florals with vines, petals, abstract swirls, or dizzying geometric patterns.
5. Egg Buddies
With a few common craft supplies, you have everything you need to make a zoo of egg critters. You’ll need:
- Blown-out eggs
- Vinegar, water, and food coloring for dyeing
- Construction paper
- Paint and paintbrushes
- Craft glue
- Egg markers or paint pens
Dye the eggs your desired colors. Then use the materials to make farm animals, sea creatures, or woodland friends. Cut ears out of felt, make paws and fins from construction paper, and glue pompoms as tails. Then draw on eyes, whiskers, and noses with paint pens. The options are nearly endless!
6. Glitter Eggs
Wrap blown-out eggs in tape to create stripes, or leave them whole for an all-over glitter look. Then dip or brush the eggs with craft glue before rolling them in craft glitter. Let the eggs dry before handling.
7. Naturally Dyed Eggs
Looking for last-minute dye ideas? You can easily use ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Here are the materials you’ll need for dyeing your eggs naturally:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Chopped beets
- Fresh spinach
- Yellow onion skins
- Chopped red cabbage
- White vinegar
Follow these steps to have naturally dyed Easter eggs:
- Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a quart of water on the stovetop.
- Boil the water and add one of the dye ingredients.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Let the water cool.
- Strain out any food ingredients using the cheesecloth.
- Soak eggs until they reach the desired color.
- Remove with tongs and pat dry.
8. Gold Leaf Easter Eggs
Dye blown-out eggs any solid color. Use a sponge brush to apply splotches of glue and let dry. Apply gold leaf and smooth it out using your fingers. Sweep away any excess with a brush.
9. Tissue Paper Mosaic Eggs
Cut geometric shapes from colored tissue paper to create floral designs, zigzags, or other patterns. Cover a blown-out egg in a thin coat of decoupage glue and apply the paper shapes in your preferred design. A tip — start from the inside of your pattern and work out.
10. Botanical Silhouette Eggs
You’ll need small sprigs of herbs, ferns, flowers, or other botanicals for this Easter egg design. Position a dried blossom or leaf face-down on a blown-out egg and wrap it in a square of nylon stocking, securing it with a twist-tie. Submerge the eggs in light shades of blue, brown, or green dye. Pat dry with paper towels before carefully removing the stocking and leaf.
11. Stencil Eggs
These eggs just require stickers and paint pens or egg markers. You can use letter stickers for your guests’ initials or Easter stickers. Apply the stickers and stipple dots around the shape in an oval using the paint pen or markers. Remove the sticker with a craft knife. If you use paint pens, you’ll want to use blown-out eggs for this craft. Egg markers are safe to use on hard-boiled eggs.
12. Wax-Resistant Eggs
Covering blown-out Easter eggs in wax-drawn designs is a clever way to use negative space. Draw on an egg with a wax stylus dipped in beeswax, then dye them. Once dry, warm the eggs up in your hands and gently wipe off the wax with a paper towel to reveal the designs.
13. Polka-Dot Eggs
One of the simplest Easter egg ideas is covering your blown-out eggs in polka dots with a round foam dauber dipped in acrylic or chalk paint. You can also use puff paint for three-dimensional polka dots.
14. Silk-Tie Eggs
Dyeing blown-out Easter eggs with silk will produce eye-catching results. Gather the following materials:
- Raw eggs
- Scrap silk
- Old white sheets or pillowcases
- White vinegar
- Paper towels
To make your silk-tie eggs, take these steps:
- Cut silk into squares that can wrap around your egg.
- Wrap eggs in pieces of silk with the pattern facing the egg.
- Tie with twist-ties.
- Wrap eggs again in pieces of old sheets and secure.
- Cover the eggs in a pot and add ¼ cup of vinegar.
- Boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove with tongs and let cool before unwrapping.
15. Pressed Flower Eggs
Press a selection of flowers, buds, and leaves from your garden between newspaper and heavy books. Paint or dye eggs natural colors like light brown and green. When the flowers are dry, press them onto blown-out eggs with glossy decoupage glue. Then brush the entire egg with a thin layer of glue.
16. Baby Chick Eggs
Of all the cute Easter egg designs, these baby chicks might take the cake. Dye eggs yellow and let dry. Then dye the wider end another color to make the chick’s body and clothes. Use a fine-tipped marker to draw wings, beaks, eyes, and clothing details, like a bow tie, collar, or buttons. Shape copper-colored craft wire into chicken feet and hot glue to the bottoms of the eggs. Hollowing the egg by blowing it out may help it stand up on its feet!
17. Nail Polish Easter Eggs
Use a range of nail polish shades to make beautifully swirled eggs. Swirl a bit of leftover nail polish in a container filled with water and dip or submerge your blown-out eggs. Remove eggs with tongs and let dry.
18. Floral Garden Eggs
Dye eggs in pastel shades of green, blue, and pink. Use a fine-tipped paintbrush to paint tiny X’s all over the egg in floral shades. Use nontoxic finger paints if you want to consume the eggs. Otherwise, blow the eggs out first.
19. Napkin Transfer Eggs
Designs from pretty paper napkins make intricate eggs in no time. Loosely cut out patterns or images from paper napkins. Place the images on blown-out eggs and brush on glossy decoupage glue. Let dry before adding more cutouts.
20. Tattooed Eggs
Paint or dye a blown-out egg and let it dry. Peel the plastic off a stick-on flash tattoo and place it face-down on your egg. Press the design with a wet paper towel and remove the backing.
21. Triple-Dipped Eggs
Submerge an egg in dye and allow the first layer to dry. Repeat the process while holding the egg at a different angle each time and submerging it for longer. The result is a layered, monochromatic design.
22. Sprinkled Eggs
These eggs look good enough to eat, but resist taking a bite! Fill a shallow bowl with nonpareil sprinkles. Cover one-quarter of a blown-out egg with decoupage glue and scoop the nonpareils over the egg using a spoon. Let that section dry before moving to the next part of the egg.
23. Wrapped Eggs
Wrapping eggs with different materials is a simple way to make fun textures. Find colored twine, pipe cleaners, or ribbon to wrap around blown-out eggs. Use hot glue to stick one end of the twine or ribbon to the bottom of the egg. Tightly wrap the entire egg, applying glue at intervals.
24. Painted Gingham Eggs
Dip a flat-tipped brush in watercolor paint and paint horizontal lines around your hollow egg. Allow the paint to dry before adding vertical paint lines in a complementary color.
25. Marbled Eggs
Gather the following ingredients for this Easter egg design:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- White shaving cream or whipped cream
- Gel food coloring
- White vinegar
Follow the steps for these easy marbled eggs:
- Fill a dish with shaving or whipped cream.
- Soak eggs in vinegar.
- Swirl drops of food coloring in the cream with toothpicks.
- Roll the eggs in the mixture.
- Let eggs dry on paper towels for 20 minutes.
- Wipe off excess cream.
26. Mermaid Easter Eggs
These Easter eggs look like they just came up from the sea. Wrap each hollow egg in netting and spray with purple, green, and blue metallic spray paint.
27. Burger Easter Eggs
For a fun picnic theme, dye your hollow eggs light brown, then draw thick brown and red stripes around the middle for the patty and tomato slices. Glue on green tissue paper for lettuce and yellow construction paper for cheese. Finish your burgers by drawing sesame seeds on top with white paint pens.
28. Color Swatch Easter Eggs
This fun and modern design is a unique take on colored eggs that designers will love. Dye the top of eggs to match color swatches from your local paint or hardware store. Write the color swatch labels using a fine-tip permanent marker. Sharpies are nontoxic and safe to use on hard-boiled eggs, but you may also use hollow eggs for this craft.
29. Fruit and Veggie Easter Eggs
Dye your blown-out eggs orange for carrots, deep red for strawberries, and light green for peas. Use crepe paper and hot glue to create stems and pea pods. Draw lines or seeds on your produce with a permanent marker.
30. Ice Cream Easter Eggs
Break out your painting skills for this Easter egg idea. Paint your hollow eggs light tan for the ice cream cone, then paint the tops to look like scoops of ice cream. Draw crisscrossed lines on the cones and add little smiley faces.
31. Emoji Easter Eggs
This egg design is perfect for teens. Dye blown-out eggs a rich yellow and let them dry. Use black, red, blue, white, and pink paint pens to draw emoji-inspired faces on the eggs.
32. Cartoon Character Eggs
Find and download images of your or your kids’ favorite cartoon characters. Print the images on printable tattoo paper using an InkJet printer. If an image has words, reverse it before printing. Apply the tattoos to hard-boiled eggs using a wet paper towel.
33. Cross-Stitch Eggs
Create vintage cross-stitch eggs using a stamp, a cross-stitch template, and permanent markers. Dip a small X stamp into the colored stamp pad of your choice and follow the template. Let it dry, and add details with permanent markers. Use blown-out eggs for this craft.
34. Bejeweled Eggs
Dazzling rhinestones make these Easter eggs super sparkly. Attach multicolored rhinestones to blown-out eggs with hot glue in floral or abstract designs.
35. Mood Easter Eggs
Like the mood rings popular in middle school, these eggs change colors when exposed to heat. Paint your blown-out eggs in chalkboard paint and let them dry. Apply several thin coats of mood paint all over the eggs, letting them dry between coats.
36. Washi Tape Eggs
Pick out several patterns of tape and use craft punches to cut shapes. You can also cover your entire egg in strips of tape length-wise. Finish your blown-out eggs off with decoupage glue to hold the tape in place.
37. Coloring Book Eggs
Cut out small shapes from a coloring book and add a layer of decoupage glue to the back. Attach the paper to a hollow dyed egg and allow it to dry fully before coloring with fine-tip markers.
38. Wrapping Paper Eggs
You may not associate Easter with wrapping paper, but springy patterns make a great design for Easter eggs. Cut patterned gift wrap into thin strips. Cover the strips in decoupage glue and attach them to blown-out eggs.
39. Tissue Strip Eggs
Pick out two to three colors of tissue paper and cut small strips. Attach the strips to your blown-out eggs using decoupage glue and add another layer once dry.
40. Color Block Eggs
For these eggs, you’ll need:
- White and brown hard-boiled eggs
- Disposable muffin tin
- Liquid food coloring
- White vinegar
- Disposable gloves
- Paper towels
Follow these steps to make modern color-blocked eggs:
- Boil water.
- Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
- Fill muffin cups with ½ inch water and stir in drops of food coloring with toothpicks.
- Test dye with a paper towel to ensure the right color.
- Wearing gloves, hold one side of an egg in the dye for up to a few minutes.
- Pat dry.
- Repeat two or three times, dyeing different sides of the egg in different colors.
41. Unicorn Easter Eggs
Paint blown-out eggs white for the unicorn’s body. Draw on closed eyes, eyelashes, and nostrils using a permanent marker. Hot glue a strip of pink faux fur as the mane. Use felt and construction paper to cut out ears and a gold horn. For some extra sparkle, glue gold stars onto your unicorn’s cheek and mane.
42. Glow-in-the-Dark Eggs
These eggs are perfect for an Easter egg hunt at dusk. Fill a shallow container with shaving cream and swirl in glow-in-the-dark paint in neon colors. Allow blown-out eggs to sit in the mixture for five to 10 minutes, then rotate them and repeat. Let dry, then dab off the excess shaving cream.
43. Ombre Eggs
Set out six glasses large enough to hold an egg and label them A through F. Pour 1 cup of boiling water and 2 teaspoons of white vinegar into each cup and stir. Add 2 drops of dye to glass A, 6 to glass B, 10 to glass C, 20 to glass D, 45 to glass E, and 60 to glass F. Submerge an egg into each glass for five minutes.
44. Watercolor Floral Eggs
Paint abstract floral and leaf shapes on undyed hard-boiled eggs with watered-down liquid food coloring.
45. Mossy Eggs
Add some greenery to your Easter eggs with this woodland design. Use a small paintbrush to paint a design on your undyed hollow egg with decoupage glue. Press small bits of craft moss into the design until it’s filled.
46. Cactus Easter Eggs
Dye blown-out eggs different shades of light green. Use a fine-tipped black marker to draw vertical lines or lines of X’s on your cacti. Glue pink tissue paper on top as a flower. Prop your eggs up in mini terracotta pots filled with rocks.
47. Shibori-Style Eggs
This sophisticated Easter egg design is inspired by the Japanese Shibori dyeing technique. Add round stickers, washi tape, and rubber bands to your eggs to make stripes or dots. Dye them in blue dye until they reach the desired shade. Let them dry fully before removing the stickers or tape.
48. Punched Shape Eggs
Use a craft punch to make small shapes from adhesive paper, or use decoupage glue to attach regular paper to your dyed hollow eggs.
49. Book Page Eggs
This Easter egg design is for book lovers. Tear small strips from used books or photocopy the pages. Attach the strips to a blown-out egg with decoupage glue and add another layer on top.
50. Terrazzo Eggs
These eggs look just like the tile made from chipped marble or granite. Gather black, white, gray, yellow, and blue Terrazzo craft flakes. Apply matte glue to one side of an undyed blown-out egg and sprinkle your choice of craft flakes on, rubbing with your fingers to make smaller bits. Let dry and complete the other side.
Learn More About Egg Designs, Decorating, and Holiday Ideas
When it comes to decorating Easter eggs, your imagination can take you anywhere. Whether you want minimal and sophisticated eggs as a centerpiece for your Easter lunch or prefer colorful and crazy egg patterns, there is an Easter egg design for you. You can also combine techniques to make your own unique creations. Check out the Sauder’s Eggs blog if you’re interested in learning more about why we celebrate Easter with eggs or Easter egg decorating around the world.
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