Looking for dye-free Easter egg decorating ideas this year? We’ve combed the web to find genius, non-smelly (no vinegar) Easter egg coloring ideas, and we found a bunch of unique ways to decorate. Using everything from tissue paper and Cool Whip to tempera paint and sprinkles, some are still messy (these are kids we’re dealing with, after all), and some are more like Easter crafts—and they’re all super fun.

When you’re done, check out our favorite Easter Bunny ideas, silly Easter jokes, the best Easter movies for kids, and fun Easter games

Elemental Easter Eggs

How gorgeous would these eggs look in a basket? Get the details from Momdot.

No-Dye Tie Dye Eggs

We love these vibrant eggs from A Little Pinch of Perfect. You’ll be amazed at how easy they are to make with items you have in the house.

Egg Ninjas

Check out these adorable ninja eggs from Ohoh Blog—they’re sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. You’ll just need some paint, toothpicks and a ribbon.

Disco Ball Easter Eggs

The Incredible Egg

Get your groove on with what has to be one of the sparkliest Easter egg decorating ideas we've seen. Since a craft blade is a required tool, this one is best for older kids or just parents who love to get crafty. Get the details from The Incredible Egg. 

Gold Decoupage Eggs

This Easter egg decorating idea from Sugar and Charm is pure gold. Using delicate gold leaf, the project requires some patience, but the results are worth the effort. There’s one of a simple bunny silhouette we especially love.

Whimsical Eggs

A crown made from baby’s breath adds a whimsical touch to these charming eggs crafted by Flax & Twine. Make them your own by adding different colorful buds to the crown or personalizing them with sweet faces.

Related: 12 Tasty Easter Treats Ideas You Can Easily Pull Off

Brush Pens

using markers is a creative Easter egg decorating idea
Color Made Happy

Create faux watercolor eggs by using brush pens, a little water, and a lot of imagination! These less-messy decorative ideas from Color Made Happy bypasses traditional dyes and lets your littles create one-of-a-kind works of art.

Cool Whip Eggs

easter egg decorating ideas without dye
Boulder Locavore

These dyed eggs use fluffy Cool Whip and food coloring to create an edible and kid-friendly craft. Simply swirl small amounts of food coloring into a tray of the whipped topping and roll eggs! Get all the details on this dye-free activity over at Boulder Locavore.

Temporary Tattoo Eggs

temporary tattoo eggs
Brit Co.

Temporary tattoos give the illusion of a hand-painted masterpiece, but we promise these awesome eggs only look time-consuming. Made in just minutes, they can feature anything from bugs to ballerinas or your kids' favorite superhero. The sky is the limit! Check out the how-to at Brit + Co.

Confetti Eggs

tissue paper eggs, easter egg decorating ideas
Brit Co.

Have a confetti party with this festive idea from Brit + Co. Kids can pick out their favorite colors of tissue paper, then brush the confetti on the eggs with a layer of Mod Podge. Sticky, but so worth it!

Sweet Sprinkled Easter Eggs

sprinkle eggs, Easter egg decorating ideas
Studio DIY

Covered in sprinkles, these eggs from Studio DIY are adorable. It might get a little messy, but it’s well worth the effort.

Related: 15 Perfect Easter Paper Crafts for Kids

Positive Eggfirmation Easter Eggs

The Incredible Egg

Uplifting phrases or quotes for Easter? Sounds perfect for this Spring holiday. Have your kids help you pick what you want to write on your Easter eggs, and then follow the simple instructions from The Incredible Egg. 

Bedazzled Beauties

Paper & Stitch via Momtastic

Adorn this year’s eggs with a little bling. Paper & Stitch used sparkling jewels and gems to create fun shapes and patterns in a variety of shimmering hues. Visit Momtastic for the how-to.

Wild Watercolors

watercolor easter eggs, non-dye easter egg decorating ideas
A Pumpkin and a Princess

The perfect project for even the youngest artist, we love these pastel eggs from A Pumpkin and a Princess. Whether you prefer a marbled look, ombré gradation, or a tie-dye effect (minus the dye), there’s no wrong way to decorate with watercolors.

Bunny Ears

make pipe cleaner bunny ears as an Easteer egg decorating idea
The Nerd’s Wife

With soft, pipe cleaner ears and sweet hand-drawn faces, these adorable rabbits are perfect for getting your little bunny ready for Easter. Consider dressing up these simple eggs by adding googly eyes or a pompom tail. Easy enough to make with your preschooler, learn how over at The Nerd’s Wife.

Emoji Eggs

Emoji eggs
Studio DIY

If no text message is complete without a yellow face to express your every thought and feeling, then you’ll love the Emoji Easter eggs designed by Studio DIY. Check out the steps for recreating your favorite emoticon, from winks to grimaces, express yourself with eggs this Easter.

Washi Tape Eggs

use washi tape when decorating Easter eggs
Lovely Indeed

What can't you create with washi? We are totally inspired by these gems from Lovely Indeed. Parents can cut the tape into different shapes, and tots can stick the pieces in whatever design they dream up.

Chicken Eggs

Ginger Snap Crafts

Keep things super simple (and super cute!) with this fun idea from Ginger Snap Crafts. Your budding artists will love drawing the chick faces onto their eggs.

Crayon Eggs

melted crayons on eggs, a creative Easter egg decorating idea
The Nerd's Wife

Use up those stubby bits of crayon by making these genius eggs from The Nerd's Wife. The heat from freshly boiled eggs melts the crayons into awesome abstract designs.

Glittery Eggs

Lil' Luna

Razzle dazzle just about everyone with these sparkly eggs from Lil' Luna. Kids will get a kick out of making the squiggly designs with glue and following up with glitter on top. 

Perfect Pastels

Paper & Stitch

Grab paint in springy colors to create vibrant eggs like these adorable ones from Paper & Stitch. Artsy kiddos will love channeling their inner Monet to make an Easter masterpiece.


LEGO easter eggs
It’s Always Autumn

Little builders will get a kick out of this idea from It’s Always Autumn. It’s a mess-free method that creates adorable eggs.

Tea-Dyed Eggs

Yummy Mummy Kitchen

You don’t need neon food coloring to make wow-worthy eggs. Get inspired by Yummy Mummy Kitchen to loot your pantry for natural dyes.

Tissue Paper Eggs

Aunt Peaches

For a similar look to traditional dyed eggs without the crazy mess, try this cool idea from Aunt Peaches. The tissue paper turns the eggs into a rainbow of vibrant colors—it'll make your Easter table pop.

Flowered Eggs

painting flowers is a dye-free Easter egg decorating idea

A little bit of paint, a tiny paintbrush, and a steady hand are what you'll need for this creative decorating idea. Five dabs of paint make one cheerful flower, and your kids can combine colors or make all the flowers the same. 

— with additional reporting by Taylor Clifton and Karly Wood


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