Fun Easter Egg Decorating for Kids

 

So, after the lack of fun for Sydney in naturally dying our Easter eggs, I made a last min store run for the traditional egg dye kit. But that wasn’t hands-on enough for a 2 1/2 yr old. Something like glitter would be way more exciting… but a big mess, especially when it comes time to de-shell and eat the eggs. I needed a safer and cleaner method. I remembered all the salt glitter recipes I’ve come across recently, and thought why not try it with sugar?! So that’s exactly what we did.

Just put the desired amount of sugar into a small bowl, then add a drop or two of liquid food coloring, and mix it up. Next, spread the sugar on a parchment lined baking sheet, and pop it in the oven at 350 for about 10 min. Repeat this for as many colors as you like, and  you can even premix the food coloring to get custom colors. We had gel food coloring on hand, so I simply mixed it with a couple drops of water before adding it to the sugar. This worked just fine for us.

Now it’s time to decorate the colored eggs with your sugar glitter! I found this edible glue recipe online, and it worked perfectly for our project. Just brush it on, and then roll the eggs in the sugar glitter, or sprinkle it in place. The sugar sticks well, but the key to getting it to really stay in place is to get the eggs all covered, and then allow them dry in the fridge overnight. The sugar and glue will harden and stay in place.

Sydney LOVED making these eggs. She was able to do with very little help, and be creative. Actually she had so much fun, she didn’t want to stop. So she added some sparkle to all the natural dyed eggs as well. How did you decorate your eggs this year?

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