Another extra DIY for Easter to make up for missing last month’s DIY project. This one is super cute and easy to do. All you need is temporary tattoos you like, some patience and very little else. I’ll also be showing you how to make ornaments out of the finished eggs as well for those of you want to hang them up or like me celebrate Easter with a tree (it’s an old German tradition to have an Easter tree). This project is great for those of you who have kids too as you can create themed eggs so easily. Superheroes, dragons, flowers, skulls, moustaches, cartoons – pretty much anything as long as you can find them as temporary tattoos. I’m going to be making Hello Kitty Easter eggs because I have a few friends who love her and I thought it’d be a cute gift idea. I also picked up temporary tattoos from Dollarama of flowers and butterflies since I thought they’d be cute and be great ornaments.
- Temporary tattoos
- Easter egg dye
- Scissors and thread or lace
*only if you want to make ornaments
- Prep the eggs.
Option a) Hard boil the eggs: in a saucepan place eggs with two inches of cold water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar, bring to boil. Put heat to low and simmer for a minute. Then cover and let stand by 12minutes.
Option b) Blow out the eggs. I have a tutorial video of me blowing out eggs: here!
Option c) Option a or b followed by coloring the eggs using any dye.
*if you are making ornaments you will want to blow out your eggs but if not hard boiled will be fine
- Cut the tattoos into the smallest possible size.
- Dampen a clean cloth.
- Make sure the egg surface is dry and place tattoo on the surface as flat at possible.
TIP: I find wetting the back of the tattoo paper first makes it more flexible and easier to place.
- Follow the temporary tattoos instructions as they may differ from mine. Basic instructions are press and hold down the wet cloth until the tattoo transfer to the egg.
TIP: Practice a few times with tattoo designs you aren’t in love with. If the design doesn’t transfer properly use the damp cloth with a bit of soap and whip off the tattoo design. Dry and start again.
- Once the tattoo has been transferred to the egg leave it to dry in an area where the design is not touching anything.
- If you want to do cover the egg with more than 1 design, repeat the process on the egg leaving it to dry in between each application
- Once the egg is dry to make an ornament you will want to make a loop with string/lace/ribbon and glue it to the top of the egg covering the hole. Since I am using thread I actually insert the thread into the egg and then clue the hole to make sure the string is secure. Wait for glue to dry before using.
*bows are common too, I just went with simple loops for mine but you can make it more fancy
*craft glue would the best, I only had superglue (not the best)
- To store your ornaments I simply use an egg carton with a bit of tissue between the eggs and the lid.
I love these tattoo Easter eggs, and making them was super fun. The only disappointment is when I wrecked a temporary tattoo design I really liked. After practicing it definitely became a bit easier but it’s one of those projects you have to be really patient. I’m not a patient person so I just accept the imperfections. I am really pleased with how they turned out though and it’s one of those projects anyone could do. My Hello Kitty Easter eggs are a little less polished looking than the other but I think that’s probably because the temporary tattoos were over 2 years old and a little dry. So make sure to use new ones as they are much easier to apply and don’t crack as much when dried. I don’t have a proper pussywillow Easter tree yet so I don’t have them hanging up at the moment but I include lots of photos of all the different eggs. Let me know if you did this project yourself, love to see photos of the finished results.