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Easter DIY Decorations for Kids + Grownups

These easy Easter DIY decorations are so simple that kids can make them, but so pretty you’ll want to display them everywhere! Check out this fun tutorial to see the secret ingredient that makes these Easter eggs so pretty.

Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids

I love doing crafts with my kids (and they love it too), but I don’t love making things with them that we then just throw away.

Also, I love helping them make things that don’t look like the usual, run-of-the-mill kids’ art. It’s fun to create things with them that are beautiful!

Kids crafts can be modern and cool and something that you actually like to display in your home, am I right?!

So we put together this easy Easter craft idea for kids and grownups, and we tried it together the other day. And I love how it turned out!

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Easter DIY Decorations with Gold Leaf

Part of what I love about these Easter eggs is that they have a little gilded touch!

The gold leaf makes them look polished and a little fancy, but they’re so easy to put together.

It’s great to find Easter DIY decorations like this project, because when kids help they feel like they are really contributing to the project. They love to see their creations on display, and you can love displaying them!

More Easter DIY Decorations That Kids Can Make

Before we dive into the tutorial, I just wanted to take a second to share some other fun Easter craft ideas for kids from our archives!

These bunny slippers would be super cute in tiny sizes. And this printable Easter Bunny template makes boxes are perfect for filling with little treats, sweets, or tiny toys. You could enlist the kiddos to help you cut them out!

And I think I’ll be making another Easter Bunny gingerbread house with the kids this year! That one is particularly fun.

Supplies You’ll Need

When you’re gathering supplies to make these Easter DIY decorations, be sure to check your craft supplies first to see what you might already have!

Below you’ll find a linked list to all of our favorite supplies for the project.

Materials

Make Painted Easter Eggs with the Kids

So let’s get the tutorial going!

These painted eggs are perfect for kiddos because they’re totally faux! They can drop them and they won’t crack.

And even better, you can keep these eggs and display them year after year with your Easter decor.

Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
  1. Set up your work area. When I’m painting with the kids indoors, I always cover our work area with a big sheet of butcher paper or kraft paper in case they spill. You could use newspaper or just about anything if you want to do the same. When I let them use craft paint, I always just squeeze a small amount onto a paper plate and let them use that as their palette. For this project, I also set the eggs they were painting in a separate paper bowl so they wouldn’t roll away.
  2. Decide on your color palettes. For each egg, I gave them three shades of paint in the same family so that they could mix and match but it wouldn’t turn an icky shade of brown or grey. Squeeze a little of each color onto a paper plate. I told them to try to cover the whole egg with color and let them go for it!

Add Gold Leaf To Your Easter DIY Decorations

  1. Once they have their eggs painted, set each egg aside as they start to work on the next one. As the kids continued painting, I would take the wet eggs and place little pieces of gold leaf on them at random. The gold leaf should stick to the paint without any additional adhesive. This job is best left for a grownup unless you have older kids who are pretty good at delicate details.
  2. Allow the paint to dry with the gold leaf on it. Once the paint is completely dry, use a clean, dry paintbrush to buff away any excess gold leaf.

Yay! An Easter craft for kids that’s actually pretty!

More Easter Egg Ideas to Try

If you like this idea, here are some of our other most popular Easter egg decorating posts!

Have Fun!

The kids were absolutely delighted with this project and they loved having creative control of mixing their own colors. And they love seeing their pieces displayed around the house with our other Easter decor.

Hope you try this one out! We’d love for you to rate our DIY below. xoxo

Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids
Yield: Easter DIY decoration eggs

Easter DIY Decorations for Kids + Grownups

Painted and gold leaf Easter eggs, a fun Easter craft for kids

This Easter DIY decoration is easy for kids to make and pretty to display!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • faux eggs
  • craft paint
  • paper plates
  • optional: gold leaf kit

Tools

  • paintbrushes
  • optional: stiff-bristled paintbrush

Instructions

    1. Set up your work area. When I'm painting with the kids indoors, I always cover our work area with a big sheet of butcher paper or kraft paper in case they spill. You could use newspaper or just about anything if you want to do the same. When I let them use craft paint, I always just squeeze a small amount onto a paper plate and let them use that as their palette. For this project, I also set the eggs they were painting in a separate paper bowl so they wouldn't roll away.
    2. Decide on your color palettes. For each egg, I gave them three shades of paint in the same family so that they could mix and match but it wouldn't turn an icky shade of brown or grey. Squeeze a little of each color onto a paper plate. I told them to try to cover the whole egg with color and let them go for it!
    3. Once they have their eggs painted, set them aside as they start to work on the next one. As the kids continued painting, I would take the wet eggs and place little pieces of gold leaf on them at random. The gold leaf should stick to the paint without any additional adhesive. This job is best left for a grownup unless you have older kids who are pretty good at delicate details.
    4. Allow the paint to dry with the gold leaf on it. Once the paint is completely dry, use a clean, dry paintbrush to buff away any excess gold leaf.

Notes

Part of what I love about these Easter eggs is that they have a little gilded touch!

The gold leaf makes them look polished and a little fancy, but they're so easy to put together.

It's great to find Easter DIY decorations like this project, because when kids help they feel like they are really contributing to the project. They love to see their creations on display, and you can love displaying them!

Additionally, I like to recommend using faux eggs for this project. They're safer for kids because they won't crack if dropped.

Using faux eggs also means that you can store them away and bring them out year after year to use as Easter DIY decorations.

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