5 Alternative Easter Egg Ideas

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I wasn’t gonna do it, but then I kept seeing all of those Easter egg projects on Pinterest, so I rounded up the bunch of weirdos I call my family and we had a good, old-fashioned Easter egg-makin’ whoop-de-do.

Only I decided we were to make alternative Easter eggs, because there are probably a zillion different cool ways to decorate eggs, and I just wanted to try my hand at a few I’ve seen floating around the Pinterest lately.

Easter eggs

Chalkboard paint

Here’s the trite one in the group. Chalkboard paint. Stop rolling your eyes up into your silly little head and just admit that chalkboard paint is still where it’s at.

chalkboard paint eggs from TinyRottenPeanuts.comBuy chalkboard paint here.

Paper collage on Eggs

I’ve had the newspaper egg floating around the house for years and makes me the happiest person on the planet. (It’s a wooden craft store egg.) Just rip up words from scrapbook paper, book pages or newspapers (do they make newspapers anymore?), glue them on and slap a coat of Mod Podge on top if you’re so inclined.

collage eggs from TinyRottenPeanuts.comBuy: Mod Podge, cute scrapbook papers, wooden eggs. (I bought my wooden eggs at Hobby Lobby.)

Sharpie Eggs

Sharpies of course. Because nothing says Easter like smelly permanent markers….

Sharpie eggs from TinyRottenPeanuts.com

These were actually our favorites to do, and even Christian made a special Sharpie egg. Guess which one is Fen’s and which is Christian’s.

Sharpie set I just bought and used for these and hide away from everyone.

Bleeding tissue paper

Little squares of bleeding art tissue placed all over a wet egg makes for a super snappy-looking egg with a riot of colors all over. For some reason, the blue/green combo came out much better than the other. I think I will buy this bleeding tissue next time, because it gets awesome reviews.

Bleeding Tissue eggs from TinyRottenPeanuts.com

String around the old middle eggs

Wrap ’em if you got ’em. folks. Glue. Embroidery thread. Coolness.

embroidery thread eggs from TinyRottenPeanuts.com

Of course, we’re still dying eggs this week for Easter, so we’ll pretty much have a 3 hour long egg hunt Sunday morning, but it was fun to get all crafty and experimental with these. If you want to keep your eggs after you put this much work into them, I suggest buying the wooden eggs or blowing the innards out of your eggs.

5 Alternative Easter egg decorating ideas from TinyRottenPeanuts.com

Can’t even get enough Easter egg crafts? Try these really fun string Easter eggs. 



  1. meri cherry
    04/14/2014 / 4:12 pm

    These ALL rule!!! Oh my goodness! I love them! This really makes me wish I celebrated Easter ; )

    • 04/15/2014 / 7:56 pm

      Meri. You just meed to make up your own egg holiday. I’m completely not religious, and we still celebrate Easter just for the candy and egg benefits…

  2. 04/15/2014 / 8:45 am

    Love it – these are awesome – we did some paper napkin eggs the other day too!

  3. allthingspaper
    04/15/2014 / 11:29 am

    Nice! I especially love the tissue paper variety – will have to make ’em.

    • 04/15/2014 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you! I want to try the bleeding tissue with different shapes cut from it- that would look cool.

  4. 04/15/2014 / 4:15 pm

    Soooo cool! And soooo funny Jean! Thanks for understanding my silly mssg of earlier today LOL. Thanks for the inspiration

    • 04/15/2014 / 7:44 pm

      Omg, I loved your message, and you are awesome. So glad you’re finding inspiration in my projects!

  5. 04/21/2014 / 7:17 pm

    Cool! The Sharpie ones make me happy. We just dyed ours with dye tabs and dripped straight food coloring on them to make ’em look like bleeding eyes… FUN! And SO PRETTY!

  6. Ms Clyde Dawson
    03/23/2015 / 10:56 pm

    It’s hard to get white eggs anymore in NZ…brown is all that’s on the shelves, even at Easter. I used to have a heap of fun colouring eggs with my mother and grandmother and continued the pleasure with my children.
    However, the last time I went hunting for white eggs, I found white pullet eggs at a roadside stall and on the way back I stopped at a Pet Store my son had warned me not to go into and came home with a $400 black people cat – Mandalay breed, now named Ninja Nightstalker…who is my boon companion. From white egg search to black cat find.

    • 03/24/2015 / 7:29 pm

      Oh, no! That’s actually too bad about the eggs- we usually have eggs from 6-7 different companies, in so many options: cage free, vegetarian-fed, organic, etc, it’s ridiculous. On a funny note, we dropped my daughter off Sunday to sell Girl Scout cookies, and came home with a new puppy. 🙂

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