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Glitter Easter Eggs are a magical addition to any Easter basket. Your kids will love them! (And you’ll love my Glitter Easter Eggs tutorial…)
My glitter Easter eggs remind me a bit of the ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz. Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? They are so bold and bright and fun! And they are more simple to make than you might think.
Since these are made with acrylic paint, they’re probably more appropriate for big kids, but if you wanted to get your littles involved, you could definitely have them dye eggs the way you always do and then apply the glitter once they’re dry.
These are so easy to make and I know your kids will love them. Grab your kids, hit the craft store, and let’s get started!
Glitter Easter Eggs Materials
- white hard-boiled eggs
- acrylic paint
- plastic cups (one cup for each color of glitter used)
- ModPodge or White Elmer’s Glue
Easter Egg Dyeing FAQ and Tips
The temperature of the eggs doesn’t matter for dying them – although I’d recommend letting them cool so that they’re easier to handle. However, make sure you are starting with DRY hard boiled eggs because extra moisture can mess up the dyeing process.
I do not recommend eating any cracked eggs that have been dyed because bacteria can get into those cracks and make you sick. However, in terms of decorating only, it is fine to use cracked eggs.
How to Make Glitter Easter Eggs
- Make sure you are starting with dry, hard-boiled eggs that are cooled completely.
- Set up your paints with coordinating glitter colors. (ie: blue paint with blue glitter)
- Paint the eggs. Make sure the eggs are fully covered with paint.
- Let dry.
- Place the glitter in a plastic cup.
- Using a brush apply a nice thick coat of ModPodge all over your egg.
- Put your egg into the plastic cup with the glitter.
- Gently shake the cup around to evenly coat your egg.
- Allow the eggs to dry for 1 hour.
Congrats! You have gorgeous glitter Easter eggs. Aren’t they fun?
Like my glitter eggs? Find More Easter Egg Inspiration
- How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally from My Frugal Home
- Tie Dyeing Easter Eggs from Juggling Act Mama
- Painting Easter Eggs from Kidzworld