It doesn’t matter if you’re three, twenty-three, or eighty-three, decorating Easter eggs is fun. Plus, and this especially important with final exams creeping ever closer, a little art therapy does wonders for reducing stress.
Studies show that even if you lack an artist bent, being crafty for just 45 minutes can significantly reduce body stress levels. So put down that book for a second, grab a dozen eggs, and check out these Easter egg ideas:
4 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
- Sharpie Doodles. No excuses here; everyone can doodle. Begin by grabbing a raw egg, sticking it on both ends and blowing out the yolk. Then take a permanent marker, any color will do, and begin making lines, circles, dots, and curves to create a one-of-a-kind creation.
- Mod Podge Decoupage. Strictly speaking, this how-to isn’t about decorating eggs but rather creating egg-like decorations from balloons and tissue paper decorations. These mod podge creations are great for hanging up as spatial decorations.
- Silk Dyed Eggs. This is another great egg decorating option for those who are not into hand painting. Here, all you need are silk ties and vinegar to create beautiful eggshell prints. Make sure you grab 100% silk ties (can be had for cheap at any thrift store) with bright and bold patterns. You’ll then wrap each egg into the silk and drop them into a boiling vinegar+water mixture to transfer the tie pattern onto the egg.
- Watercolor with style. Finally, for those of you who do want to get your fingers a little dirty and be a little artsier, grab your watercolor paint and pencils and turn up the music for some true artistic time. Watercolors are wonderful as its something anyone can do; all it takes is a few brush strokes and you have a light and whimsy look. Experiment with colors, shapes, and other doodles of your own design.
If for whatever reason the above don’t work out for you, you can always grab a classic Paas or similar brand egg decorating kit at the nearest corner store. Invite your friends over for snacks, laughs, and decorations.