Let’s talk about easy Easter egg ideas for toddlers, like mine. Because dyeing eggs with traditional techniques for this age group can be a risky proposition. Adorable? Yes. Liable to require hours of steam cleaning the carpet? Also yes.

While we’ve covered some great Easter egg ideas for tweens and teens this year, I happen to have a little one myself, so for somewhat selfish reasons, I searched the web to track down some favorite Easter egg ideas geared toward toddlers and younger kids.

I promise, none of these DIYs involve balancing an egg on one of those wire egg dippers. (That never ends well.) Besides, most of these egg decorating ideas offer a fun twist on the solid pastel eggs, for those of us who’d like to change things up, whatever our kids’ ages.

Here’s to more variety and less spillage.

Top images: Easy Tie-Dye Easter Eggs from Cool Mom Picks | Paint Pen Easter Eggs from Rhythms of Play | Cracked Rainbow Easter Eggs from DIY Candy

Related: Sharpie Easter eggs! 19 of the coolest no-mess ideas that make Easter egg decorating easy.

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Rice-Dyed Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: rice-dyed Easter eggs at Kid-Friendly Things to Do

I really like the speckled effect of these rice-dyed Easter eggs at Kid-Friendly Things to Do, which make for a perfect Easter egg idea for toddlers and younger kids. But what I like even more is the fact that you can keep the entire craft contained to a plastic bag. How’s that for a game-changer, parents of little ones?

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Easy Tie-Dye Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: Tie dye Easter egg tutorial at Cool Mom Picks

Our own Kate Etue put together this tie dye Easter egg tutorial, and it’s a fun one. And way easier than you might think! Younger toddlers may need help with the egg-wrapping step near the end, but I’m betting they won’t need any guidance on how to drop die on the paper towel at their whim. Click over for detailed, step-by-step directions and lots of helpful photos.

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: “Cracked” eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: Cracked rainbow Easter eggs tutorial at DIY Candy

Raise your hand if half of your hard-boiled eggs set aside for dyeing get cracked before it’s even time to decorate. Yeah, me too. But we’re both in luck, because this cracked rainbow Easter eggs tutorial from DIY Candy requires…pre-cracked eggs!  And the finished effect is so cool, it will look like it was all part of the plan.

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Easy Marker Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: Easy marker Easter eggs tutorial at It's Always Autumn

This fun Easter egg idea for toddlers and preschoolers doesn’t require buying a dye kit, or even food coloring; simply use regular markers and a sandwich bag, which makes the whole process so convenient. Check out the entire easy marker Easter eggs tutorial at It’s Always Autumn. I think you’ll love the results.

Related: Search easter eggs 8 simply gorgeous, no-dye ways to decorate your Easter eggs this year

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Sprinkle Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: DIY sprinkle Easter eggs at Studio DIY

We’re always fans of no-dye Easter egg decorating ideas, and along those lines, the DIY sprinkle Easter eggs at Studio DIY skip the dyeing altogether and instead, offer up lovely spring-colored sprinkles for your Easter table centerpiece. This tutorial does involve using tacky glue (as in sticky, not gauche), so you may end up with a few sprinkled fingers — but for an Easter egg this gorgeous that your kid can be proud of? Totally worth it.

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Doodled Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: Paint pen Easter eggs at Rhythms of Play

I love me a good paint pen craft, and these paint pen Easter eggs at Rhythms of Play are especially great when you’ve got kids of different ages coming together to decorate Easter eggs. This technique is as simple as it looks, and while younger toddlers may not get detailed hearts and stripes down like their older siblings, I think they’ll have a blast scribbling away.  And of course, you can change things up with washable markers too.

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Marbleized Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: Marbleized Easter eggs at Where Imagination Grows

Like some of our other Easter egg ideas for toddlers, this marbleized Easter eggs technique minimizes the risk of cracking– but mostly because it uses faux eggs!  I particularly love how Lisette’s technique lets kids shake the eggs to marbled perfection, rather than touching them directly. Check out her instructions at Where Imagination Grows.

Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers: Paint Drip Eggs

Easter egg techniques for toddlers: Paint drip Easter eggs at Red Tart Art

Get your paper towels or drop cloths ready, parents, because these paint drip Easter eggs at Red Tart Art involves — you guessed it — a lot of dripping paint. Except, the intentional kind this time around. I think little kids will get such a big kick out of watching the paint form a cool pattern while the egg spins. So fun!

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