All parents want to do some Easter egg decorating with their children when the time of year rolls around. Some may never have done it before whereas others know all there is to know about decorating eggs, but everyone can always use a few tips and tricks about egg decorating ideas to keep things fresh.

Prior to any Easter egg decorating all children and adults should wash their hands in hot, warm, soapy water. The reason for this is that people's hands are naturally oily to protect the skin from being easily damaged, but these same oils can cause problems with the effectiveness of paint or pens when decorating eggs, so it's best to make sure there's as little as possible to get in the way, making the decoration much easier.

Parents have two main choices of egg styles for their children to decorate. They could either boil the eggs for a long period of time to make them incredibly hard and therefore easy to clean up if they break when decorated, or they could poke a small hole in a raw egg and let the yolk and white run out of it, leaving a complete eggshell for children to use. However, parents give the eggs to their children the result will be the same it's just what the parent would prefer.

The actual decoration of the eggs can be whatever a child wants it to be. Parents should set out pots of paint and brushes, different styles of pens and other craft materials to be combined with the eggs. If children want to give their eggs some hair then the top can be cut off and they could grow some cress in cotton wool on the top if they wanted to.

Children will have so much fun decorating their Easter eggs and parents can join in with them to make it even better. After all the mess has been made, however, children and parents need to wash their hands again. Eggshells could have harmful bacteria on them, and it's simply safer to avoid the chance of getting ill by washing hands, there'll probably be a lot of mess to get rid of anyway.

In conclusion, decorating Easter eggs is a fun filled task for parents and children. Parents need to make the necessary preparations for the activity, but after that children can be left to their own devices to create whatever they want. Letting children create small little heads is fun, but really they can be absolutely anything.

Author's Bio: 

Cristina Herrera has a BA in Journalism. And she is an Independent Journalist. Her passion in life is to write meaningful stories and help others through research and content. She truly believes that knowledge is power. So, she wants to share her experiences through content.