For our recent Easter party shoot, we put together some easy alternatives to egg dyeing that are fun for kids of all ages. You can use plain eggs for these techniques or dye them yourself (or have an older child do so) before or after little ones add embellishments.

Temporary tattoos aren’t just for little arms anymore — they also work beautifully on eggs! Just place the tattoo face down on the egg,  apply a damp cloth to the back of the tattoo, and hold for 30 seconds. Tip: Small tattoos are easiest to apply (since eggs are curved and tattoos are flat).

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Kids can also draw pictures or write on eggs with crayon. Tip: You can leave them like that, or if you prefer, dye them afterward. The wax will resist the dye, leaving a design the color of the egg.

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Chalkboard paint (available in many colors, such as light blue and pink, as well as black) provides a reusable surface for chalk patterns or pictures. Your child doesn’t like the way their first design came out? Just erase it and start again! Tip: Try this with papier-mâché eggs from a crafts store rather than hard-boiled eggs you plan to eat. Refrigerating the eggs can cause condensation on the shell and bleeding paint on your fingers, which can easily transfer to the egg itself as you crack and peel it.

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Nothing makes an easier egg embellishment than stickers. Tip: As with tattoos, the smaller the sticker, the better.

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Host an egg decorating party of your own with this cute Easter Evite invitation:

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And don’t miss all our Easter party ideas!

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