Whether you need to prepare an entry for the Egg Decorating competition, Easter Bonnet parade or you’re simply looking for ways to entertain the kids our tried and tested ideas may come in handy!! Whilst anything crafty fills me with fear they are great fun to do with the kids and they can be as simple or complicated as you like!
We would love to see your creations so make sure you join the Ryedale & The Coast Mumbler Chat Group and share your photos on there! If we get enough photos submitted we will have a Mumbler competition so your efforts don’t go to waste!
Egg Decorating Ideas
Scuba Egg – source Pinterest
Ninja Turtles Eggs
Chick Eggs – source redtedart.com
Teenage Mutant Ninja Egg
Super Simple eggs for any TMNT fan out there. Either add green food colouring to the water for boiling or paint the eggs green and add coloured paper or felt strips and googly eyes!
This idea is super simple. Paint on the costume/trunks. Add a milk bottle top as the goggles and a straw for the snorkel!
Cover the eggs with different coloured tissue paper, if you have feathers use for “hair” or shredded paper can also be used. Felt or coloured paper for the beak and eyes can be stuck or drawn on.
Humpty Dumpty – source redtedart.com
Bring water with brown and red onion skins to the boil.
Once boiling, add eggs and boil until the shells are brown (will be longer than the normal 10 mins hard boiling time)
Rub with oil to make them shiny once they are nearly cold.
If you would like them patterned like the photo – draw on them with light coloured wax crayon, before boiling.
With these, you can then either partake in Egg Rolling! It is as it sounds, rolling your egg (either on the flat or down hill) the furthest without cracking.
Egg Jarping….this is something my in laws have done for many years and is great fun, especially as a family as all ages love it! Everybody should be in a circle or round a table.
Hold the egg in your fist (between thumb and first finger really).
One person needs to start and they tap their egg into the first recipient. It is likely that one egg will crack and one wont, the winner is the egg still in tact – it becomes a “oner” and moves onto “jarp” the next person. If it wins again, it becomes a “twoer” and so on. The person with the highest numbered egg wins.
You can choose tactics as to whether you use the round end or pointy end
And you can peel and then eat your egg once it is cracked!
One for the sports lovers out there! Cut out your shirt shapes and add the design of your favourite teams. Draw faces on the players and position on either astroturf or grass inside a box. The box can then be decorated with posts and flags and maybe even a crowd! This can also be adjusted to football or hockey!
Let the kids use their imagination with this one, they can raid the recycling to find accessories!
Emoji eggs – source: studiodiy.com
A great one for an Easter theme, use pink tissue paper to cover the body, cotton wool for the legs and tail and a biro for the eyes and nose! Minimal parent involvement needed!
How can you pick your favourite emoji? Well with this one you don’t have to! For emoji eggs, all you need is yellow & white paint (or use food colouring) and felt pens!