When it comes to Easter egg decorating, it’s easy to feel like there are no new ideas under the sun. The internet has got your disco ball eggs, your Pantone eggs, your emoji eggs, and the lot of it. Suffice to say that whether you decide to go old-school (food-coloring or kit!) or new-school (hand-stenciled or tattooed!) we support you. Here are five ideas we found on the web that we’re stoked about.
1. Nylons and Onion Skins
You can use all sorts of foods to dye eggs naturally: beets; cabbages; turmeric. We quite love onion skins, though. When combined with nylons, using this technique, they contribute an ethereal aspect to the egg. Here’s the 101.
There are those among us who can papier-mâché without gluing a cat, child or popsicle to a couch, wall or floor. Our hat is off to you crafty, adept folks, because the results can be just gorgeous. Not Martha has a great primer on how to achieve luminous results with this technique.
3. Cut-and-Glue Poppy Wrap
For those among us for whom anything more complicated than “glue stick” is a “heck, no,” there is Etsy. Look at these knockout download-print-out-and-glue-on poppies from Chaiv Design. So sweet, so Eastery, and won’t make you want to tear your hair out.
4. Great Outdoors Painted Eggs
There’s something so charming about creating a landscape painting on a tiny, rounded canvas. Props to Jennifer Rizzo and her teeny-tiny acrylic painted masterpieces. (For the a forget-your-troubles video about the landscape painting technique, go here!)
5. Jackson Pollock-Esque
OK, you love Jackson Pollock and you want to make Easter eggs. Awesome! Here’s a video to get you inspired about one technique (from a pastry chef) and another video of how to do it without making quite so much of a mess. However you splatter, we imagine it is going to look super-cool. In 2021, as was true of 2020, cut yourself a break, why don’t you?