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Easter Eggs: How to apply Temporary Tattoos

Dying easter eggs

Easter & Temporary Tattoos

Spring has sprung, and we're excited to celebrate warmer weather and springtime holidays. One of our favorite new traditions is decorating Easter eggs with temporary tattoos. We've heard from a lot of people with questions about using temporary tattoos to decorate eggs. So here's a "How To" guide that shows just how quick and easy this craft idea can be.


To have your own egg decorating party with your family, you will need the following:

  1. Hard-boiled eggs. We've used the tried-and-true hard boiling method described here. You can apply tattoos to dry, hard-boiled white eggs and then dye the eggs afterward (this approach works well with tattoos that are mostly one color, like black.) You can also dye your eggs first, and then add the tattoos when the eggs are thoroughly dry (this is a good approach when using more colorful tattoos).
  2. Egg dye in the form of food coloring or as part of an egg-dying kit.
  3. Easter-themed temporary tattoos.
  4. Paper towels, a sponge, or a washcloth.
  5. Water.

Dying easter eggs


Step 1

Choose a design that you would like to use for your Easter eggs. Cut the tattoo out if it's included in a sheet of designs, then peel the clear covering off of the front of the tattoo you'd like to use.

Step 2

Center the tattoo on the egg face down, with the backing paper facing out toward you. Dab the tattoo gently with a damp paper towel, sponge, or washcloth, moving from one side of the tattoo to the other so that the entire tattoo design sticks to the egg.

Applying temporary tattoo to Easter egg

Step 3

Once the backing is saturated, gently lift one side to make sure the tattoo has adhered to the egg. If not, tap the backing paper back down and continue to dampen and press lightly. Peel away the backing paper again and - voila! - you'll reveal your design.

Applying temporary tattoo to Easter egg

Once you've nailed down the perfect process, you can go to town decorating the rest of our eggs. You can leave some of the tattooed eggs white, and dye others after you have applied your tattoos. After a few minutes of tattooing and dying, you will have an entire basket of fun decorated eggs.

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