Egg Decorating Ideas for Toddlers

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Q: My son is 20 months old and I'd love to find an Easter craft activity to do during the rainy days. I remember coloring eggs in my youth and I remember the stinky vinegar smell of the dye kits and the way they'd dye your hands if you grabbed the egg before it dried. I'd like to avoid that if possible. Does anyone have any egg decorating ideas that a 20 month old could take part in? Are finger paints OK to use or would that affect whether we could eat them later? I suppose stickers would work but I was looking for something that could be a little bit more artistic.

Sent by Jenny

Editor: The trick with combining eggs and toddlers seems to be how fragile eggs are, even hard boiled ones. The eggs pictured here were colored with crayons and then dyed, but you could skip the dying part. Readers - what creative ideas do you have for Jenny?

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.