As much as we’re fans of the tried-and-true methods of Easter egg decorating, we like to think of new and creative ways to dress up our eggs in their festive best. Here are a few kid-approved egg decorating alternatives that stay away from colored food dyes while still offering up an hour or two of crafty fun.

Tie-Dyed Eggs

This isn’t your usual rubber band and old tee shirt method of creating colorful Easter eggs. Using some old ties from the thrift shop and some twist ties, you can transfer the images from the silk ties onto the eggs, leaving beautiful designs that would be nearly impossible to create by hand. It’s a super cool idea, and gives us another reason to scour through the bins at the Goodwill to find cool patterns. Find the full instructions at Our Best Bites.

 

How do you decorate your Easter eggs? Share your tips in a comment below.

— Scott Wardell and Susie Foresman