8 Nature Inspired Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

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Who else is ready for all things spring? I have so many Easter egg decorating ideas this year I don’t even know what to do with myself! Except share it with you, of course! Dying colorful eggs is probably the most memorable Easter tradition from my childhood, so it’s super fun to carry it on with my own kids!

But I also like to take it a step beyond that and find some non-traditional ideas plus other egg related activities. So here are some Easter egg decorating ideas plus a bonus egg themed activity!

1. Beeswax Egg Candle Centerpiece

These make the most beautiful pieces of decor using just an old egg carton + empty shells, beeswax, and some random nature bits! Here’s what you need:


1. Melt beeswax over a double boiler on the stove.

2. Place empty eggs shells into egg carton and insert the wicks.

3. Pour melted beeswax into the eggs, holding candle wicks in place if necessary. 

4. Sprinkle with glitter after beeswax has solidified. 

5. Decorate the rest of the egg carton with moss, feathers, dried flowers, eggs, etc.

All finished! I personally haven’t tried lighting mine yet, so we’ll see how that goes 😂

2. Nature Printed Dyed Eggs

I’ve wanted to dye eggs with beautiful nature prints like these for ages! It’s one of the most gorgeous Easter Egg decorating ideas out there without straying too far off the conventional path. I personally just plan on using regular food coloring that you buy already made in a bottle.

I’ve tried the homemade dye from plants and it just takes too long for unimpressive colors in my own personal experience. But if you’re feeling adventurous, go for it! Otherwise, you just need some parsley, food coloring, and an old pair of stockings!

3. Pressed Flower Egg Suncatchers

easter egg decorating ideas: suncatchers the shape of easter eggs with flower decorations in the middle laying on a table

I love Easter egg decorating ideas that will last and can be used again in future years! These are super easy to make (even my two-year-old was able to participate) and look gorgeous displayed in your window! Here’s what you need:

  1. Sketch the rough shape of an egg onto some cardboard and cut it out. Cut out the middle as well to create an opening.
  2. Use your cardboard eggs to trace the egg shapes onto some contact paper.
  3. Place the contact paper on the back of the cardboard eggs and have your kids start sticking pressed flowers, leaves, ferns, etc. to it!
  4. Once they’re finished, cover it with another piece of contact paper to seal in the nature pretties.
  5. Hang these up on your window so you can admire them every time you walk by!

4. Wooden Floral Eggs

These are super simple and last forever! All you need is:

Place your wooden eggs on some sort of stand if possible so they’re not rolling around while you paint! Add a thick layer of mod podge, press on your flowers, then add another layer to seal them in. Let dry and they’re all finished!

5. Ice Eggs

These are a great sensory play activity that young kids and toddlers in particular can enjoy! We took some small animal figurines and froze them in the ice eggs as well so they could dig them out. Here’s how to make these:

  1. Crack some eggs gently on the very top, then peel so there’s a small opening on the top. Rinse and clean them out.
  2. Put in a couple drops of food coloring at the bottom. We did a different color for each egg!
  3. Add in flower petals, glitter, small animal toys, etc.
  4. Pour water into eggshells until it’s slightly below the opening.
  5. Let freeze for 24 hours. Let older kids peel off the egg shells to reveal the ice eggs underneath. My toddler enjoyed putting her ice eggs in a bowl with water and stirring them around while watching them melt. My 6-year-old liked chiseling away at the eggs to get the animals out!

6. Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)

This is one of the coolest Easter egg decorating ideas that I just discovered this year! They’re basically hollowed out dyed eggs that you put nature “confetti” into and crack onto each other’s heads. I love this fun way of using eggs besides just hunting for them!

I also have a feeling my two-year-old will love cracking these open in her mud kitchen and using the contents and pretty shells as ingredients for her creations! Here’s what you need:

  1. Crack open just the top of an egg and make a small opening. Pour out contents and wash out the egg.
  2. Dye the empty shells the old fashioned way with hot water, vinegar, and food coloring. Here’s a quick refresher.
  3. Let your eggs dry after dying, then fill them with flower petals and hole punched nature confetti from leaves.
  4. Glue on a small circle of tissue paper to cover the hole on top.
  5. All done! Take these outside and crack open on each other and let the confetti fly!

7. Cardboard Nature Eggs

This is one of the easier Easter egg decorating ideas. All you need are some cardboard cutouts in the shape of an easter egg, some double sided tape or glue, and some decorative items! We decorated ours with:

8. Egg Drop Challenge

As you may have guessed, this one isn’t really one of the Easter egg decorating ideas. But it IS a fun STEAM activity to incorporate into your kid’s spring homeschool curriculum! The idea is to build a support structure around a raw egg then drop it from up high and see if your structure protects it from breaking.

You can use your imagination and grab whatever materials that come to mind, but here are some ideas to get you started:

  • straws
  • tape
  • bubble wrap
  • cups
  • cotton balls
  • pom balls

Our whole family had a blast dropping these from up high on our ladder! And yes, there were some casualties 😉

I hope you enjoyed all these Easter egg decorating ideas! If you’re looking for more spring activities, check out these mud faces or these DIY butterfly wings!

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