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. *post contains affiliate links



Faux Egg Decorating Ideas




Gold foil and paint by Dream A Little Bigger make these faux eggs look so glamorous. 

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Dream A Little Bigger


Balancing Home has an excellent example of glitter and decoupage decorations. 

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Balancing Home


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!

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Studio DIY


I love to Create makes stained glass designs in this fun tutorial.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

I love to Create


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.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Eggnots by Lil Allergy Advocates


Sugar, Spice, and Glitter has a unique idea to use chalk paint to cover eggs and then let kids draw on the eggs. Since it is chalk, they can be redone each year with new designs. 

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Sugar Spice and Glitter


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.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Not Martha


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.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

This Little Project


A tutorial to make Easter egg pinatas by Oh Happy Day. Again, these can be filled with safe candy or toys.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Oh Happy Day


Handmade Kids has a fun tutorial for sewing felt Easter Eggs.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Handmade Kids


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.

Faux Egg Decorating Ideas

Think Craft


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