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Decorating Easter eggs might be the ultimate arts and crafts project, but it can also be one of the messiest. Sure, glue, glitter, paint and pastels certainly amp up the egg-decorating ante, but when it comes to clean up, that’s another story altogether. The messy hands, sticky table — where’s the Easter Bunny when you need him most?

That’s why you’ll love these mess-free decorating ideas. Say goodbye to goo and hello to happy kids who will love how creative they can be as they decorate their precious orbs. Win-win.

Washi tape eggs

Grab your favourite patterned washi tape and get ready for some serious sticker fun. You’ll want to plan out your design and cut the tape beforehand (thin strips or tape work best), making sure to carefully follow the curvature of the egg as you apply.

Polka dot eggs

Make sure the egg is at room temperature for ultimate sticking power, then let your kids go crazy and apply little sticky dots all over its surface. Even basic colour coding stickers will work.

Tattoo eggs

Temporary tattoos aren’t just for skin, they can also be applied to eggs! Find your favourite design, then carefully apply it to your egg by holding a sponge over top for 30 seconds, ensuring the entire paper surface is saturated. Carefully pull off the backing and smooth down any areas.

Sharpie eggs

Say hello creativity and goodbye to paint by using Sharpie markers to decorate your egg. Some things to keep in mind: Sharpies smudge easily so try to avoid touching any marked areas until it’s fully dried. Using an egg cup (or tongs) will help decrease potential smudges, just make sure that the ink is dry before flipping or else you might stain the cup.

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