5 Finest Easter Egg Decorating Ideas Inspired by Nature!

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Try 1 of these attractive nature-inspired egg decorating suggestions by Sarah Olmsted of Imagine Childhood this year with your children.

I really like new suggestions for inventive egg decorating, so when Sarah from Imagine Childhood presented to create a round-up of all-natural egg decorating activities, I was so excited! And when I saw her attractive pictures, I couldn’t wait to share them. Here’s Sarah…

At Imagine Childhood, we’re often searching for a way to add a small nature education into our crafts and activities. And with spring just about the corner, I believed I’d share 1 of my favored annual egg decorating traditions: Educational Eggs! This round up characteristics some of my favored suggestions.

Kids really like producing them, and right after all the inventive entertaining, you finish up with fairly heirlooms that appear attractive year right after year.

First collect your craft supplies with each other (verify under for a handful of of our favorites). Then pick a topic that your youngster loves at the moment (bugs, butterflies, flowers, stars, planets, and so on.) and dive proper in. Best of all, it is straightforward to adapt the project to any age or ability level. 

The simplest versions call for only stickers or clear wax crayons and egg dye. If your children are older and a small more ambitious, they can attempt their hand at our cameo eggs and make beautiful silhouettes.  Have a budding artist on your hands?  Try lifelike painting from your favored guide books!

So without having additional ado, right here are a handful of ideas and tricks to get you and your merry brood exploring and building! I hope you really like this round-up of egg decorating inspired by nature.

5 Nature Inspired Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids

Nature Inspired Egg Decorating Ideas

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Note: Start your projects with clean and dry, blown out eggs.  Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for that if you need it.

Now, based on your kiddos ability level, chose 1 or more of these strategies for decorating:

Wax Resist Constellation Eggs by Imagine Childhood

1. Wax Resist Constellation Eggs

Since egg dye will not penetrate the locations you have drawn on with clear wax crayon, this basic approach can be a lot of entertaining and even a small bit magic.  

We really like utilizing this procedure for constellation eggs. Constellations are basic to draw and a rapid dip in a beautiful blue will reveal their celestial beauty.

Space Eggs by Imagine Childhood

2. Planet Eggs

These planetary eggs work fantastic for Easter, Earth Day, or anytime you want to discover more about planets. Use a book about planets or an image to inspire you and attempt your hand at building your personal solar technique! First, dye your eggs to colors that most closely match the planets you want to depict. For the moon and the earth, I chose to leave them white and just paint the surface.  For the other planets I dyed a base colour and then applied paint on top rated exactly where important.

Dab wet paint with a paper towel to make the blotchy appear (like on the moon), or wipe paint about the egg with a paper towel to make the streaked appear (like Venus).

3. Bug Eggs – 2 Ways

Spring is a fantastic time for searching for bug inspiration. Make your personal bug stickers for silhouette eggs or attempt life drawing bugs on your eggs!

Silhouette Eggs Made With DIY Stickers

Silhouette Bug Eggs

To make DIY stickers for your eggs, draw or trace a bug image onto parchment paper and then location a wide strip of clear packing tape on top rated. Cut out your shapes with scissors or an X-acto knife (parents only) and voila! You have custom stickers. You can use these to make silhouette eggs.

Place your homemade sticker on an egg and make certain it is properly attached, in particular about the edges of the sticker. Submerge in a dye colour of your selection till it reaches the colour you like. When it is dry, take away the sticker and appreciate the silhouette!

Creative Nature Eggs by Imagine Childhood

 Life Drawing Bug Eggs

For the more sophisticated crafters, drawing straight from life or from your favored guide book can make attractive eggs. Simply discover a specimen or flip open your favored bug/bird/plant/solar technique guide and do your very best to draw or paint what you see. It does not have to be excellent. Imperfections are in all of the most attractive factors in the planet.

Cameo Eggs by Imagine Childhood

4. Cameo Bird Eggs

Submerge an egg in dye, leaving the top rated face above the liquid. Hold down till it reaches the colour you like, and then take away and dry.

I like the way it appears when there is a small colour variation about the edge of the oval frame so I dipped most of my cameo eggs in two colors.

Chickadee Cameo Egg by Imagine Childhood

Then, use a bird guide book to assist you copy the actual life coloration of your favorites. Or trace a silhouette in the center and fill it in with a strong colour for a classic cameo appear.

Botanical Silhouette Eggs by Imagine Childhood

5. Botanical Silhouettes

First, go on a nature stroll and gather botanical specimens. I discover that specimens with soft leaves (or petals) work very best as they develop a very good seal and a much better silhouette. 

When you have your specimens, reduce 1 leg of pantyhose into pieces about 5″-6″ and tie a knot in 1 finish. Place your egg inside the tube and the leaves or petals exactly where you would like them to be. Secure the nylon in location with a knot (as tight as feasible). Dye the eggs and let dry.

Once your egg is dry, take away from pantyhose and appreciate your attractive botanical silhouette!

Create tags for Egg Designs by Imagine Childhood

Add tags to your eggs!

As an added element, I like to make tiny paper tags for each and every egg with each the frequent and Latin names of the plants/bugs/and so on.

We hope you have a fantastic time with these egg decorating suggestions and we’d really like to see your attractive creations. Tag us on Instagram if you’d like to share!

Happy Spring!!

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