Inside: Ditch the traditional Easter egg dye in favor of acrylic paint when you make these cute Minion Easter eggs. They’re another great printable activity for kids!
In all the 7ish years of having kids, I’ve only dyed Easter eggs with them once.
It was an epic failure.
Dyed countertops. Streaky eggs. And stress.
Lots and lots of stress.
Needless to say, I haven’t done that again.
But, we still want to do something with our eggs. So a few years ago, I came up with this idea for painting Star Wars Easter eggs.
We loved it and I’m pretty sure you will too. Since then we’ve also done Disney Easter eggs the same way and now, we’re adding Minion Easter eggs to the list.
If you’re worried about the mess and stress of egg dying, you’ll love this easy Easter egg decorating idea!
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Fun Minion Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Before we get started, here’s a list of supplies you’ll need.
- Minion Easter Egg Printables (enter your email below to download them)
- Color Copy Digital Cover Paper (or any thick, white cardstock)
- Scissors (these are my favorite for small, precision cuts)
- Paper Trimmer
- Glue Dots
- Bright Yellow Acrylic Paint
Minion Easter Egg Decorating Directions:
Depending on the age of your kids, you may need to do some prep work to get the eggs ready for decorating. You can hard boil your eggs or use a sewing need to punch two holes in the eggs and blow it out.
Or you could go my lazy way and just paint regular ole’ eggs (just be sure no one breaks them)!
After your eggs are ready, paint each egg yellow. I painted each egg with about 4-6 thin coats to get a more even look.
Print out all the printables on thick, heavy, white paper. Cut out the base wraps and the corresponding heads.
Wrap the base piece around the egg to determine the size needed, then secure with tape or a glue dot.
Place the egg on the base wrap and then use a glue dot to secure the face to the front of the egg.
Minion Easter Egg Summary:
Here’s a summary of the directions in list form if you like to skim:
- Prep your eggs by hard boiling or blowing out.
- Paint each egg its corresponding color with 3-4 coats. Let dry completely.
- Print out all the printables on thick, white cardstock.
- Cut out all pieces.
- Wrap the base pieces around the eggs and secure with a glue dot.
- Place the egg on the base wrap and use a glue dot to secure the face to the front side of the egg.
That’s all she wrote, folks. Just let your kids go to town painting outside, let dry and add the printables.
You’ll have the cutest, most despicable Easter eggs around!
More Fun Easter Activities For Kids:
- 10 Super Fun Easter Activities For Kids They’ll Beg To Do
- Disney Easter Egg Decorating Ideas The Whole Family Can Do Together
- How To Make Star Wars Easter Eggs Your Kids Will Love
Awesome Minion Items: