Use wood, paper, or Styrofoam eggs from a craft store; or blow the insides out of raw eggs, let them dry, and decorate their shells.
Beautiful Easter eggs can be created by egg artists of all ages and skill levels using supplies found at your local craft store: glue guns, ribbon, sequins, beads, glitter and special coloring gels. See our "Egg Gallery" below for inspiration and how-tos.
Dye and dry a blown egg. Dilute craft glue with an equal amount of water and paint on egg. Roll in superfine glitter and let dry.
Broken eggshell? Don't throw it away: dye the entire shell. With a hot glue gun, affix fuzzy chick figurine inside.
Die-cut stickers come in many different word themes. Mix and match words and themes to cover a plain egg.
Wipe egg with vegetable oil and dye in two colors (see marbleized egg instructions under "Special Effects" in our Dyeing Easter Eggs article). Dry egg and brush with gold luster dust. Adorn with stars and space décor novelties.
Beads aren't just for clothes anymore! Dye egg in a bright color; glue faceted bedazzle beads in rows on half of the egg.
Using a hot glue gun, place glue dots all over egg. Let dry, then dye.
Flower Vase Egg
Use a blown egg; dye desired shade. Gently expand opening at the top of the egg; glue a small flat rock to the bottom as a base. Hide glue seam with ribbon or beaded chain. Use hot glue to affix silk flower into eggshell--flower should just peeking out the top of the egg.
Dye egg desired shade; glue ribbon around its middle. Insert small tag or charm in blow hole and affix with hot glue gun. (The charm in this egg says, "Thank You!")
Dye egg. With glue gun, attach large and small necklace fasteners to add a royal touch.
Flower Power Egg
Dye egg. Use glue gun to attach flower sequins in a matching color (red on red, blue on blue).
As simple as it gets: pick your dot color and place tiny dot stickers on a white or dyed egg.