Easter Egg Decorating with Hole Stickers

Easter Egg Decorating with Hole Reinforcement Stickers

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Easter egg decorating is easy and fun for kids and adults with hole reinforcement stickers. Remove the stickers after dyeing for a sticker resist effect.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

We used our favorite hole reinforcement stickers this past week for some fun Easter egg decorating and dyeing.

It was a simple, toddler-friendly project and equally as rewarding for grown-up me.

It was also a complete experiment—I hadn’t done this before and wasn’t sure how well it would work. I wasn’t sure how well the stickers would stick to the eggs and if they would stay on in the dye bath.

But they worked great!

Here’s how we made these…

Sticker Resist Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Decorating with Stickers

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Step 1. Add Stickers to Eggs

First we decorated the hard boiled eggs with the hole stickers.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Daphne used random designs and much  layering of the hole reinforcement stickers.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

I decorated my eggs with more deliberate designs, including this flower.

Maia wasn’t home when we decorated these Easter eggs, but I know she would have had fun with this project as well. (We have plans to decorate and dye more soon).

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Step 2. Dye Eggs

Once we were finished with the sticker designs, we dunked them in dye to color them.

I used hot water with food coloring and white vinegar (1 tablespoon per 3/4 cup of water) but commercial egg dyeing kits would work just as well. I used bright colors since I was starting with brown eggs.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Here are the dyed eggs before we pulled off the stickers. We let them dry first.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Step 3. Remove Stickers

Once the Easter eggs were dry, we peeled off the stickers to reveal the design beneath.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Daphne wanted to peel the stickers off her own eggs (she did a couple stickers before losing interest).

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

The stickers didn’t come off as easily as I thought they would. It wasn’t too hard but it wasn’t super easy either.

I think if we did a couple things differently, they’d probably come off easier. Our dye bath was hot and next time I’d try letting the dye cool first before using it. Also, I think I’d try pulling off the stickers while they were still wet, rather than waiting until they dried completely.

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

Here’s one of Daphne’s. I love the energetic overlapping circle designs!

Sticker Resist Easter Egg Decorating with Kids

And here’s my flower, which I rather like as well.

All in all, this was an easy and fun Easter egg decorating project, one that little kids could do easily and that older kids and grown ups would enjoy as well.

Let me know if you try it!

By the way, I imagine the Easter egg “sticker resist” idea would work with other stickers as well. I’m thinking about trying it with regular dot stickers as well as star stickers.

Update: We tried sticker resist Easter eggs again with different stickers as well as Sharpie markers. Check it out!

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    Melissa @ the chocolate muffin tree
    March 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I love these with the brown eggs. We tried labels on our eggs and couldn’t get them off either. The small reward stars worked great though…..easy to remove.

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    MaryAnn F. Kohl, art book author and educator
    March 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    We used to decorate eggs with masking tape too, and tried contact paper and various sticky things to make cute stencils like you did with the reinforcements, but I like the results of yours best. They are annoying to peel off, though, I agree. And of course with crayons, so pretty. Tried pressing leaves and bits of petals or ferns on eggs once, and that was intensive but beautiful – older kids only! Pretty much anything you can do with crayon resist works on eggs too. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Someone has a cute band-aid on someone’s arm ~ MaryAnn

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    Julie Liddle, ART IN HAND
    March 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Love your resourcefulness and willingness to try something new. Great way to inspire others to look at the ordinary things all around us and find ways to use them creatively.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    March 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Melissa! We tried stars today and they came off easily.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    March 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Yes, we love crayon resist eggs, too! I still haven’t tried leaves and ferns and such, but would LOVE to! One of these days…

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    Jean Van't Hul
    March 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks, Julie!

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    RACHEL
    April 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    oh fun! and easy! must try soon. thx jean.
    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU FRIEND!

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    Krista
    April 2, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Those are awesome!

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    Meg
    April 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    This is an awesome idea! We tried using rubber bands to make a tye dye effect on our eggs, next year I can’t wait to try your version with hole reinforcements I bet it’s a lot easier too than trying to wind rubber bands around eggs without breaking the egg… although we didn’t break any! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Reply
    Margaret
    April 30, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I would love to know what type of dye you used to get such vibrant colors..:)

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