Easter is a religious holiday and one of Easter’s known traditions is the Easter Egg Hunt. And while many of us enjoy the tradition, Easter Egg Hunt has nothing to do with Christianity. It’s more likely linked to pagan traditions. The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring.
Although, there are some claims that from a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection.
One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.
So, as we celebrate Easter indoors, gather your plain old eggs and get creative as we’ve rounded up various easter egg designs that you can try at home.
Tiny Critter Easter Eggs
Don’t know how to draw? Don’t know how to paint? Then this design is made just for you. To make these totally cute and easy Easter eggs, all you have to do is to attach painted mini plastic animals, flowers, and insects onto a plain white egg with craft or hot glue. It’s simple and very fast to do and the best part? No artistic skills are needed.
Nail Polish Easter Eggs
To achieve a marble-like look for your Easter Egg, you have to swirl a nail polish hue into water and then dip the egg in. And as a saving tip, make use of your old or almost dried up nail polish. As you swirl the egg into the mix just be careful not to ruin your own mani.
Flower Crown Easter Eggs
If you want to do a simpler design, then the flower crown easter egg is made just for you. As a no-dye option, all you have to do is to make a small flower crown and to draw a cute face on the Easter egg.
Black and White Easter Eggs
A black marker is the only tool you need to create striking black-and-white eggs in whatever bold graphics you like. Remember to get creative with the designs and make sure you’re loaded with extra ink.
Mosaic Easter Eggs
Don’t cry over a broken egg because you can still make use of it. Paint or dye broken eggshells to create a beautiful mosaic pattern that both stands out and perfectly blends with the egg beneath.
Easter Egg Characters
Who says all your Easter eggs have to look the same? Adhere faux flower petals, buds, and leaves to colored eggs using a hot glue gun. Be creative with your use of faux plants. and draw faces with a marker for the cutest crew around.
Washi Tape Eggs
If you don’t want to deal with the dye or paint for Easter egg coloring, make use of washi tape as it can provide an artful design without the mess. Play around with different washi tape patterns and how you apply them to the eggs—like stripes, a confetti look, or polka dots.
It’s easy to give your Easter eggs the ombre effect in just minutes. Hard-boil or hollow out your eggs and place them upside down in the original carton, so the larger end is facing up. Lightly cover the eggs with spray paint, but be careful because if you spray too much, any excess paint will drip down the egg, ruining the effect. Let it dry and you’re done!