by Emily Graham

There’s nothing wrong with the traditional dye-dipping-hard-boiled-egg craft we all grew up with. There’s no reason to talk bad about the classics. But your Easter egg crafts can be so much more. If you have the time to get creative, you and your family can make some of the coolest egg-centric Easter crafts in the neighborhood.

Grab Some Twine and a Glue Gun

If you want to make some of the classiest Easter eggs you’ve ever seen, grab some cheap plastic eggs, some heavy-duty Jute twine, some ribbons and lace, and your hot glue gun.

Wrap the cheap plastic eggs in the twine, making sure not to overlap as you go. Use the hot glue gun to affix the twine at both ends of the egg and a few times along the way. Take some vintage ribbon or lace and wrap around the equator of the egg and glue on an old coin or button. Viola – you now have one of the coolest looking eggs in town. You won’t even want to hide them. Check out this tutorial.

A Few Shades of Blue

Ombre Easter eggs are going to blow you out of the water. It couldn’t be easier and the results are amazing – eggs in various shades of blue, from light to dark. From Country Living:

“Set out six 12-ounce glasses, labeled A through F. Add one cup of boiling water and two teaspoons of white vinegar to each and stir, using a separate spoon for each glass. Then, mix in the color as follows: A, two drops; B, six drops; C, 10 drops; D, 20 drops; E, 45 drops; F, 60 drops. Submerge a hard-boiled egg in each glass. Steep for five minutes, or until you’re happy with the hue, then remove and place in an empty egg carton to dry.”

Check out these unique Easter egg decorating ideas for more inspiration.

Black & White Eggs for an Adult Easter Egg Hunt

For a truly elegant look, get out your coolest stencils, black dye, and white paint and go super classy.

“Black dye and white paint put together make beautiful and very elegant Easter eggs. If you have an inclination to do something really different, why not make all of your eggs black and white? You can stencil in different pictures or designs with white paint and the overall look is absolutely gorgeous,” says

Easter Egg Pinata

What could be more fun than bashing a pinata to get your Easter candy? These Easter egg pinatas are cheap, easy, and loads of fun. All you need is Newspaper, Flour, Water, Bowl, Ribbon, Mini balloons (5-inch), Crepe paper, Scissors, and glue. Yes, you’re basically making a paper mache but first you’re going to fill the balloons with Easter candy. Brilliant, right?

Now that’s something the whole family can get behind.

Paint Swatch Easter Egg Garland

This is one of those “so simple but totally brilliant” ideas that is both easy to make and incredibly cool looking. It’s also so cheap it’s nearly free.

Head to your local paint store or Home Depot and grab as many paint color swatches you can. Print out a basic egg template and cut the paint swatches into egg shapes. All that’s left to do now is decide how you want to arrange the colors. Punch a hole at the top of each egg and string them like garland. There’s no cooler way to adorn your hearth this Easter.

About the author:
Emily Graham is a teacher. She started as a support site to moms from all walks of life, as she believes being a mom is one of the hardest jobs around.