40 Easter Eggs That Will Put Your Plastic Ones To Shame

Easter is a major holiday in Christianity. However, with the introduction of the Easter bunny, candy and egg hunts, that day has also been adopted into the secular world. Easter marks the day Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead. But others, especially children, view it as a time to decorate, hide and hunt for Easter eggs. And every year, the American president celebrates the Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn — bringing families together for some spring fun. But how did Easter eggs become a big part of the holiday? Well, there are many reasons eggs have become a symbol of Easter. Before Easter became a Christian holiday, there are some stories that say that eggs were to celebrate the spring equinox. But then back in 1290, Edward I distributed dyed and gold-leaf-covered eggs to “the royal entourage.”

Since Easter is only a few weeks away, we wanted to give you some inspiration for your own holidays. Whether they are actual eggs or ones made out of chocolate, these will get your creative juices flowing. So toss those plastic eggs out and give one of these designs a try.

40.) The Pysanky Easter Egg

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Staying true to the holiday, this design is inspired by the Ukrainian tradition of decorating Easter eggs — Pysanky.

Not only do they have the religious aspect with the cross but they also are displayed on a sweet little stand.

39.) Blue Dot Egg

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If regular chicken eggs are too difficult to paint on, maybe you should give goose eggs a try instead.

They are much bigger, so there’s more surface area to actually put your design. And this continuous pattern of blue dots seems simple enough to replicate.

38.) Black Lined Design

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If you’re not that skilled with a paintbrush, maybe you want to use a pen instead. Pick up a soft fine-tipped black pen and just go to town on your hard boiled eggs.

And if you want to do more than a black and white design, then grab an egg coloring kit from your local grocery store and dip the eggs before you start. Then you’ll have a variety of colors, along with designs.

37.) Metallic Eggs

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If you want something with some extra sheen, cutting out pieces of metallic materials and gluing them onto the shells makes for more glamorous Easter eggs.

So cute!

36.) Red and White Pysanky Eggs

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Instead of being a little haphazard with your designs, sometimes it’s good to stick to one design and run with it.

These red eggs with white markings look simple yet elegant.

35.) The Cute Animal Face

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How can you not love these adorable little faces?

They look too real!

34.) The One With an Egg on Top

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Here’s the first of many chocolate eggs on the list.

Although it’s pretty simple, the sunny side up egg on top of the egg shell is a cute touch.

33.) Black on Brown

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Even though this could have been done with paint, the precise yet delicate pattern makes it look like henna was done on the eggshells.

This takes talent!

32.) The Happy Eggs

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There’s nothing wrong with taking a Sharpie and drawing some funny faces on a clean eggshell.

These can brighten up anyone’s day.

31.) When Eggs Get The Crochet Treatment

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If you’re handy with knitting or crochet needles, then maybe you can cover your eggs in their own little costumes instead.

That way you can have both baby chicks and bunnies over on Easter Sunday.

30.) These Eggs Like To Party

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Although egg cups are meant for eating three-minute eggs the right way, this is also a great way to display your new egg friends.

And adding party hatsis a nice touch to your Easter brunch.

29.)The Egg with The Lightning Scar

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If you have Harry Potter fans coming to Easter lunch, then this chocolate egg may be the type of thing you want to put on display.

Not only is it big enough to feed everyone at the party but it also has that magical quality.

28.) The Perler Egg

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Remember the days you can put those plastic beads into a pattern and then iron over it to make a new decoration?

Well, it looks like this person found a new use for Perler beads. And all you need is some glue and probably tweezers to pick up each one.

27.) Pressed Flower Eggs

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Here’s a new way to use those dried flowers you’ve been keeping inside your books.

It looks beautiful on an egg!

26.) Marble Eggs

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The swirls in this marble design give the egg an elegant touch.

It looks expensive!

25.) New Baby Egg

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If you have a new baby in the family, this might be a new and cute way to introduce the bundle of joy to everyone.

A great way to surprise your loved ones.

24.) The Masterpiece

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Although this was done by an 80-year-old craftsman from Kashmir, anyone who knows his or her way around a paintbrush can create something like this.

The birds are amazing!

23.) The Cactus Egg

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Bring in the green dye and a black marker and you can have your own cactus egg.

And if you put it in a small ceramic pot, it can make for a nice decoration for your desk.

22.) The Content Egg

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Add a string to your eggs and it’ll be more than something you hide in the bushes on Easter.

This will put a smile on anyone’s face!

21.) Gentlemanly Eggs

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Sleek and simple.

Fancy, too!

20.) The Centerpiece Egg

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Think you can actually eat this one?

We couldn’t eat it.

19.) The Black and White Look

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Nothing wrong with a little monochrome.

So trendy!

18.) Humpty Dumpty

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Let’s just hope this one doesn’t have a great fall.

It would ruin all their hard work!

17.) The Vintage Egg

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This classic design is a great decor element throughout the year.

Impress others with your skills!

16.) The Country Home

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And so does this one.

It’s a painting on the egg.

15.) The Beaded Egg

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If you’re into beading, this one is for you.

It takes patience for sure!

14.) Lacey The Egg

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Prim, proper and ready for tea time.

It’s a fancy pink egg!

13.) The Easter Bunny Remix

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Not sure what’s happening here but we like it!

It looks like a Mr. Potato Head!

12.) The Sunflower Egg

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Who’s feeling the Van Gogh vibes?

This takes patience.

11.) Botanical Eggs

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Adding a simple botanical print makes these Easter eggs oh-so-pretty.

The green ones are our favorite!

10.) Literary Eggs

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Forget color.

Let’s just go with letters.

9.) The Classic Pattern

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These look like the eggs that they used to give out in the 19th century.

Wow!

8.) The Stained Glass Pattern

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Now that’s a work of art.

We love the colors!

7.) Fairy Tale Eggs

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For anyone looking for the whimsy.

Any little kid will love this!

6.) The Black and Floral Pysanky

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This traditional design is fit for a museum.

Wouldn’t it start to smell?

5.) Minion Eggs

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These will always bring the fun.

Little kids will go nuts!

4.) The Chocolate Painting

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Is this chocolate or a piece of art?

We cannot tell!

3.) The Patterns

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There’s nothing wrong with a little (or a lot of) color in your life.

That is amazing.

2.) The Thinker

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This one will make you take a moment and ponder.

It might even make you question your art skills!

1.) Naptime Egg

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And finally the one that will always signal when it’s time for bed.

So cute!

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