Tattooed Eggs.

Sometimes being a parent requires you to undertake tasks outside your comfort zone. For example decorate eggs for Easter. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?! No. Because it involves 2 things I spectacularly suck at. Craft and artistic ability.

But then, I remembered something I saw last year. Now I cannot remember where I saw it, but the idea stayed with me. Simple but effective. I would tattoo our eggs.

You remember the temporary tattoos you used to play with as a kid? Where you wet the backing paper to remove the transfer onto yourself? Well I did that. But to eggs. And yes, while I was doing it I did question my sanity slighty- but LOOK HOW PRETTY THEY ARE!!!

Easy easter egg decorating, decorated egg, kids
Easy easter egg decorating, decorated egg, kids
Easy easter egg decorating, decorated egg, kids
Easy easter egg decorating, decorated egg, kids

If you are letting children help I would hard boil them first, just in case, but Syd is too small to help, and the others were at school I took the risky route and did them fresh.  Of course people cleverer than I could probably do that thing with a pin and decorate empty shells, but my Grandmothers never taught me to suck eggs! If empty, these would make really lovely decorations, and with a coat of varnish could last a long time, or you could just scramble them for lunch, YUM!

Love Miss Craft Eggspert Cisco XXX



  1. Emily Foran
    March 6, 2013 / 10:52 am

    I have this pinned as well as a pile of temporary tattoos, thanks for the reminder – perfect and simple Easter craft! Xx

    • Sonya Cisco
      March 6, 2013 / 1:52 pm

      They look so pretty too!

  2. sabrina montagnoli
    March 6, 2013 / 11:43 am

    I am so not crafty and am not looking forward to the day where I am going to have to get involved in all these activities with my wee man! Right now he is happy with crayons, markers and colouring and stickers and I can just about manage that. This is a rather clever idea.

    • Sonya Cisco
      March 6, 2013 / 1:53 pm

      It was so easy too, I am terrible at craft and really pleased with how they turned out!

  3. March 6, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    they look fab! May have to pop out and get some temporary tattoos!

  4. Hannah Brooker
    March 6, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Fab! Shall be pinching this idea!

  5. March 7, 2013 / 2:22 am

    That’s such a crafty idea 😉 I love them! You clever chicken.

  6. March 7, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    I am equally uncrafty and take my paper hat off to you for this brilliant idea! Well done. What fun. My youngest two will love it.

  7. schmindie
    March 7, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    that is the BEST thing ever! I’m going to find some Wiggles tattoos or something and make Wiggles eggs. Or something anyway!!!

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