Try making these simple and beautiful pressed flower Easter eggs this spring! Your children will be delighted to search for them on Easter morning and they will make a beautiful decoration for the rest of the week. You only need a few supplies and they are so easy to make!
*Updated on 3/8/20 to show the pressed flowers on white eggs.*
Decorating eggs for Easter is a spring tradition in our home! It’s something we all look forward to every year. Get creative this year and try out this fun idea for decorating your Easter eggs.
These gorgeous pressed flower eggs are so beautiful and the kids will be so excited to search for them in your yard! If you are not doing an Easter egg hunt this year, you can also place these on the table for Easter brunch and will make a beautiful decoration.
Ready to make a few (or 12)?! Here’s what you’ll need..
- Flowers- Try bouquet flowers if they are currently out of season. Or you can buy pressed flowers here! There are many different pressed flower combinations so check out the different options!
- Eggs- Dyed or natural- This looks beautiful either way!
- Mod Podge– We used matte for this project, but also love the glossy finish!
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RELATED: Check out this way to use Mod Podge with flower here: How to Make Flower Rocks
Here’s How We Made Them:
Not all flowers are easy to press and dry. We did not have any flowers when I made these Easter eggs, so I bought some single-petal bouquet flowers. These flowers are much easier to press and also dry a lot quicker than thicker flowers with multiple layer of petals.
Once you pick or buy your flowers, place them between 2 pieces of wax paper in a book and close the book. Place a couple more heavy books on top and check back in a week or two. You can read more on pressing flowers in How to Preserve Flowers for Nature Activities.
Put a layer of mod podge on an egg. If you are using dyed eggs, make sure the eggs are COMPLETELY dried or the dye will come off the egg.
Seal the flowers on the eggs with mod podge. Put the flower on the egg and apply a generous layer of mod podge on the flower. Since I put so much sealer on the flower, this will take about an hour to dry.
The following weekend we made pressed flower eggs on natural, white eggs and they turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love the colorful flowers and leaves against the bright white eggs.
This time around, we tried the pressed flowers from the Amazon link in the ‘supplies’ section of the blog post. The beautiful details on the pressed flowers are just gorgeous and I was really happy with the flowers in the set.
Do you like the dyed or white eggs for the pressed flower activity? I can’t decide!
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I hope you give this simple nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.