11 Egg-cellent Easter Ideas

Who doesn't love decorating Easter eggs? Ok, loaded question. Egg decorating is a great way to get crafty for the holiday and can be a time-honored tradition for any family, but I'd be willing to bet the standard "dye-in-a-box-from-the-grocery-store-that-never-quite-comes-out-how-you-planned" method is not everyone's idea of a great time.

Which is exactly why I found 11 egg-decorating alternatives for you to try this year. Bonus: many of these projects are great to make with and for kids, and most don't require using actual eggs (if hard boiling/extra prep work isn't your thing). Styrofoam, wood, and plastic are all great egg-alternatives, not to mention long-lasting! Make these this year, and have ready-to-go Easter decorations for years to come.

Blitsy Creative Team member Steph crafted these place card holders. Think there's room for them at your table?

These beautiful botanical eggs are a perfect way to say hello to Spring. Via The House That Lars Built.

A little Washi goes a long way. Via Real Simple.

What came first, the flocked chick or the egg? Blitsy Creative Team member Morena created this adorable DIY using Martha Stewart Flocking Powder.

Glitter makes even the best holiday better. Via The Girl Inspired.

These are PERFECT whether you're celebrating indoors or out. Hang them from a chandelier or in some trees for festive decor. Via Tiny Rotten Peanuts.

Hot glue & jute are the only things you need to create these rustic eggs. Via Thrifty & Chic.

Pop an adorable knitted bunny in everyone's Easter basket this year with this free pattern from Red Heart Yarns.

NOW it's a party. Confetti eggs via A Pumpkin & A Princess.

You can transfer the print from a paper napkin to an egg. What? Mind blown courtesy of La Receta De La Felicidad.

These spacey eggs come via Adventure in a Box and her toddler (aka your kids can totally make these and they will be beautiful).

Which eggs are you going to try?