Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs are a great way to decorate your Easter eggs with your favorite characters, sports teams, and more!
First, let me tell you that this is the first time since I was a kid that I’ve decorated Easter eggs. We’re not hard boiled egg eaters at our house, and it seemed a little wasteful to make them just to decorate and not even pretend like we’re going to eat them (oh, and I can’t stand the smell of hard boiled eggs!). On a random trip to Walmart yesterday, I ran across these faux decorating Easter eggs. I’m probably the only person who didn’t know that they existed, but I was happy to find them!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Eggs to decorate – faux or real
- Temporary tattoos
- Wash cloth or sponge
- Spray bottle or bowl of water (not shown)
Originally we planned to just decorating the eggs with markers and stickers we had on hand, and we tried that with the first batch. It’s pretty rare for Carter to sit down long enough to do arts and crafts projects with me, but he worked on them for a full hour.
Unfortunately the stickers didn’t stick very well, which got me thinking about some temporary tattoos we had left over from Carter’s birthday.
This is not likely a project for a young child to do, as applying the temporary tattoos require some patience.
Apply your tattoo with the design side down and paper side up. With a wet but not sopping wash cloth or sponge, press firmly to apply the tattoo. You’ll want to cover the whole thing initially and press for about 30 seconds. Then spray or wet the paper and use your wash cloth to make sure the design is adhered.
Carefully remove the paper from the tattoo. You’ll want to peek under to make sure there aren’t any last pieces that aren’t ready to let go of the paper.
I recommend doing some practice attempts with a few temporary tattoos that aren’t your favorites, or you’ll want to have a pack that has multiples of your designs. I had a few casualties while figuring out the right process. Oops!
I’m sure the Easter bunny will have fun hiding these temporary tattoo Easter eggs along with our other eggs filled with goodies! I still need to shop for some candy and figure out what to take to my parents house for Easter dinner.