Egg Decorating Alternatives for Egg Allergies and Vegans
Easter egg decorating can be a very fun tradition especially for kids. But not everyone can, or wants to, participate using real eggs. Whether you are vegan or have a child with an egg allergy, there are plenty of other Easter decorating options. Even better these eggs won’t need to be thrown away! Kids will love having these fun decorations as keepsakes. Check out some of the fun faux egg decorating ideas we found below that are food allergy friendly.
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UPDATED FEB 2018
- Ceramic eggs like Eggnots brand
- Solid wooden eggs
- Solid plastic eggs
- Glitter egg kit
- Galaxy egg kit
- Glitter paint
- Nut/Dairy/Soy/Gluten-free sprinkles
- Peanut/Treenut/Gluten-free food coloring
- Gold leaf kit
- Bronze silver and gold crafting foil
- Chalkboard paint
- Glow in the dark paint
Gold foil and paint by Dream A Little Bigger make these faux eggs look so glamorous.
Balancing Home has an excellent example of glitter and decoupage decorations.
Sprinkle Eggs by Studio DIY uses glue and sprinkles for a unique look. Make sure sprinkles are safe for your child to handle since it is a food product, but these are definitely not edible!
I love to Create makes stained glass designs in this fun tutorial.
Traditional food coloring, vinegar, and water works on ceramic eggs like Eggnots. Check out their site recipe and ideas on decorating. We dripped food coloring straight on to these eggs for a striped appearance. Others were dipped in vinegar and water mixture.
Other Creative Materials
Painted pine cones by Pink and Green Mama are bright and colorful.
Make papier-mache eggs with this tutorial from Not Martha. These can be filled with safe candy or little toys.
This Little Project suggests making these painted ‘egg rocks’ into a two-day project. First kids can hunt for the perfect rocks on an outdoor scavenger hunt and decorate them the next day.
A tutorial to make Easter egg pinatas by Oh Happy Day. Again, these can be filled with safe candy or toys.
Handmade Kids has a fun tutorial for sewing felt Easter Eggs.
Another sewing idea from Think Crafts using paper which can hide safe treats or little toys. Paper is easily ripped open to expose the fun goodies inside.
Fun egg craft kits on Amazon include:
- Easter Egg Magnet Foam Craft Kits
- Sparkling Sequined Foam Egg Ornament Craft Kit
- Crazy Bird Craft Kit
- Easter Egg Suncatchers
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