Easter is almost here and that means it’s time to decorate those Easter eggs and get ready for the Easter bunny! I even made my own bunny ears this year to get into the spirit. The ears are kind of adorable, so sometimes I wear them just for fun. Anyway, today I have some egg decorating ideas to share, how to make pastel deviled eggs, egg shaped Trix marshmallow treats, and how to make your own bunny ears!
I used real eggs for dying and decorating. Some were blown out and hollow (you can use a booger baster – baby aspirator), others were hard boiled. I also used some white eggs and some brown eggs. The picture below shows the difference between white eggs and brown eggs using the same dye of vinegar, water, and food coloring. The top row are hard boiled white eggs and the bottom row are brown blown out eggs.
Start decorating! I used paint, decoupage, pens, puff paint, stamps, and glitter. Just make sure that you only use food safe items for hard boiled eggs.
- Paint the egg black
- Create a palette of blues and purples, dark to light.
- Starting with your darkest color, paint an oval onto the egg then use a sponge to blend.
- Add your next darkest color in a smaller oval gently dab with sponge but don’t blend, you want both colors to show.
- Continue with smaller lighter ovals then finish with a few dabs of gold.
- Once dry, using a dry brush and your finger, flick white paint over entire egg.
Green and Gold Eggs:
- Dye egg green. I used a brown blown out egg, dyed green using food coloring, vinegar, and water.
- Add a number of dabs of gold paint onto the egg, then roll the egg between your hands to distribute in an even smooth layer. Wash hands immediately before paint drys. To avoid mess or exposure of paint to your skin, you may want to use gloves for this process.
Gold Glitter Eggs:
- Paint egg with glue.
- Add a few tablespoons of glitter to a bowl.
- Place the egg on the glitter.
- Sprinkle glitter on top of the egg in the bowl.
- Gently roll the egg in the glitter until completely covered and let it dry in the bowl.
- It will “shed” glitter, but you can spray it with a sealer to keep most of the glitter in place.
- Dye eggs and let dry completely.
- Using acrylic paint or paint pens, paint your designs onto the eggs.
Dyed Deviled Eggs:
- Hard boil eggs and let cool.
- Peel and rinse.
- Cut eggs in half lengthwise.
- Remove yolks to make your favorite deviled egg recipe (I like using mayo, Dijon, worcestershire, and tabasco).
- Dye the egg halves by soaking them in 1.5 cups of water and 8 – 10 drops of neon food coloring for 15 minutes.
Trix Marshmallow Eggs:
- Just use Trix cereal (I used regular, but rainbow would be better) in your favorite Rice Krispie treat recipe and shape them into egg shapes. That’s it!
Chenille Bunny Ears:
- Using extra large chenille pipe cleaners, shape two ears.
- Attach the ears to a metal base headband by wrapping them all the way around.
- Starting at one end of the headband and working your way around, wrap the pipe cleaner around the headband, through the ears and down the other side.
- Tuck or cover any sharp ends.
Happy Easter Everyone!