Egg Decorating Ideas for Preschoolers

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We love Easter Crafts for Preschoolers and here are our favourite Egg Decorating Ideas for Preschoolers.

I encourage you to use REAL Eggs. They are thrifty and fun and oh so precious. Children adore the responsibility of handling something delicate.. and should it break? Not to worry, you can blow out more! It is a great lesson in taking care and learning how to handle delicated things.

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How to Blow Eggs

As mentioned in the introduction, I encourage you to use REAL egg shells and have a go at Egg Blowing. Egg Blowing is a fun traditional activity for Easter. Learn how to blow eggs today.

Be prepared for some breakages at the beginning.. but my kids quickly learnt to handle precious and delicate egg shells. All part of the learning experience and growing up. We do also have a couple of hard boiled egg decorating ideas here today too!

Egg Decorating ideas for Preschoolers

Food Dye and Tape Resist

These are fun, as the kids can help make these quickly and easily. All you need is some tape, food dye and water!


Hot Crayon Eggs

This is a super fun craft Crayon Eggs – a wonderful way to use up crayon odds and ends with a beautiful colourful result!

Spotty Eggs

Another favourite of mine – purely because it is so simple and yet delightful. Spotty eggs, perfect for toddler hands. And you won’t feel bad to crack these open and eat them on Easter Day!

Eric Carle Egg Decoration for Preschoolers

Or how about this Eric Carle Egg Decoration for Preschoolers? Both my kids loved making these, especially Pip Squeak (3yrs old), who just wanted to make more and more and more of them!

Drip Art Easter Rainbow Eggs

A mesmerising and fun way to create Rainbow Easter Eggs. The kids adored the process and we loved the lovely Eastery colours. Wonderful.

Egg Decorating For Preschoolers – Animals

We love this hen and chick nest complete with hen printable. A super fun Easter Egg Decorating ideas for little ones!


Painted Owls and Birds

I decided to paint these owls and birds egg decoration, as it is easy to control the colour this way (food colourings have a mind of their own). It does mean, that I painted the eggs and Red Ted “only” decorated them. But he LOVED making them and I still love these owls all this time later (we still have them). Check out the post to see both the owls and birds.

Tissue Paper Birds

One of my favourite Easter Egg decorating crafts to date are these Tissue Paper birds. The kids ADORED making them (bright colours and tactile) and the tissue paper and glue protects the egg a little like paper mache. My little one even cracked one of the eggs (she went bang bang bang on the table) whilst crafting and we were able to rescue it with the tissue paper. Perfect. These little guys also proudly feature in my by book Red Ted Art!

Super easy bunny eggs

Yep, another “must” do egg decorating idea.. turn your Easter eggs into Bunny Easter Eggs!! Quickly and easily. The kids will love them.

Make gorgeous Spring Bird Eggs and decorate with this super easy Easter Tree for Kids.

Other Egg Decorating Ideas for Toddlers

Making these Quirky Cress Head Egg People is always a super fun activity that young children will love. So easy to do and a great way for them to learn about seeds and growing “things”.

Easy Egg Shaker Toys (using real eggs!).

Here is a super simple one for you – wash out some egg shells, pop them on some playdough or blu tack and use them as mini vases with the kids. SO CUTE! (No blog post about this! Just an empty shell, stuck on some coloured blu tuk and with some flowers in it!).

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Easter Egg Decorating with Toddlers

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