Decorate Fake Eggs for Creative Fun!

12 fun craft ideas on how to decorate fake Easter Eggs by Annie Lang

Have a little creative fun by dying and decorating fake eggs for Easter this year!  I'm always on the lookout for new crafting surfaces so when I stumbled on these fake eggs that were pre-packaged in cartons at Walmart, I just had to take them home to play with.  Unlike shiny plastic pull apart eggs, these are actually solid lightweight plastic with a lightly textured realistic feel matte surface.  Unlike real eggs, you don't need to boil them or keep them refrigerated until Easter, they don't crack when you drop them and the price is right.  It so happened that my 4 year old granddaughter was visiting the day I tested this new product and thought it would be a fun crafting project for us to work on together.  

12 fun craft ideas on how to dye and decorate fake Easter Eggs by Annie Lang
Here are a few supply suggestions and tips if working with this kit.  Make sure the work area is covered with plastic.  Dye will wash out but you should have plenty of paper towels and baby wipes nearby.  Pitch the tiny little plastic bags that come with the kit and replace them with more user friendly sealable bags.  The dye packets are vibrant and we only needed 1/2 a pack per color.  Once eggs are dry, you can go back and repeat with another color for some interesting results!  Don't place freshly dyed eggs back in the carton as instructed.  Place them on wire racks instead so they'll dry quicker due to better air circulation.  I also found a plastic glove designated for each color was very useful when removing dyed eggs from the bag to prevent unwanted color fingerprint smudges.   Once the eggs are dry (it doesn't take long) you can then creatively decorate with all kinds of creative mediums.  Here are 12 ways I decorated the pictured sample eggs.  Enjoy!

12 fun craft ideas on how to decorate fake Easter Eggs by Annie Lang
12 fun craft ideas on how to decorate fake Easter Eggs by Annie Lang
12 fun craft ideas on how to decorate fake Easter Eggs by Annie Lang
12 fun craft ideas on how to decorate fake Easter Eggs by Annie Lang