Easter egg decoration ideas for children that will make parents’ lives a little easier

If your children are struggling for ideas on how to decorate their Easter eggs, here’s a little helping hand.

Youngsters will want to have some fun as well as making sure their eggs looks great, especially if it’s for a competition.

Here, we have put together some design ideas you can run past them, everything from cartoon-inspired creations to ones with an Easter theme. There’ll be something in here for all kids to try.

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So get your paints, felt tip pens and craft materials ready, and watch your little ones create some wonderful Easter eggs.

Easter themed eggs

Easter bunny designs can be pretty cute. Paint the egg in the colour you want the bunny to be. Once dry, stick on some googly eyes and draw on some features like a nose, mouth, whiskers and ears. You can glue on a pom pom for its tail. You can similarly make a yellow chick – paint it yellow, drawn on the beak and any other features, stick on some feathers on the top.

Cartoon characters

Pull up a picture of the cartoon you want on the internet and copy it. Minions are simple to do – paint the top half yellow and the bottom half blue before adding the eyes and glasses. Mr Potato Head from Toy Story also lends itself to a nice egg decoration. If the egg is already a brown colour, all you have to do is draw or stick on features or accessories with the craft materials you have.

Superheroes

Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman – these are all possibilities. The kids just need a picture they can take inspiration from.

Monsters

These will be quite easy to do because the children can literally stick on whatever they like and use whatever paints they want to turn the eggs into monsters. Some scary teeth, as many googly eyes as they can fit, strange expressions, a number of arms made out of pipe cleaners. You get the gist.

Funny faces

Just like the monsters theme, the possibilities are endless. Some daft expressions and bright colours, and you’re laughing.

Animals

These can take the form of jungle animals, farmyard favourites, birds or insects. Either draw them on or use pom poms, feathers, pipe cleaners, etc to give them the right look.

Pretty eggs

These will be perfect for kids who like sparkly decorations. Bring out the jewels, glitter, ribbons and anything else with a bit of bling. These will go nicely with floral patterns.

Stickers

You don’t always have to paint or colour the eggs. A good set of stickers will do the job.

Patterns

You can always just make a simple pattern. Whether it’s zigzags in different colours, shapes like stars or hearts, or colourful dots painted on with a cotton bud, it all adds up to a lovely decoration.