I always enjoy decorating eggs for Easter, even if I’m not planning on doing much Easter entertaining. I decorated eggs every year growing up, and now it’s part of my own Easter tradition. I enjoy making traditional dyed eggs, but I’m also always on the lookout for new ways to decorate my eggs. These Sprinkle-Covered Eggs are a fun, funky way to repurpose old sprinkles (you know that you have a couple of containers in the back of your pantry!) and make some amazing rainbow-colored Easter eggs.
The first thing that you need to make these eggs is a lot of rainbow sprinkles. I prefer to use tiny balls, rather than jimmies, since they give you a smoother finish on the eggs, however any type of sprinkles can be used. You will need more sprinkles than you might think to ensure that your eggs are completely covered in them, so keep that in mind when buying supplies for this project.
Once you have you sprinkles ready to go, you can prep your eggs. You can use hard boiled eggs or hollowed-out Easter eggs. You can also use wooden or plastic eggs, though I prefer to stick with real eggs in keeping with the rest of my Easter traditions. The eggs pictured here are hollowed out eggs that I made into ornaments. Coat the eggs with a layer of ModPodge or another water-based adhesive. You will need a generous coating so that the sprinkles have something to stick to, but not so much that the sprinkles slide off.
Once your egg is covered. Roll it in your rainbow sprinkles. You can also grab a handful of sprinkles and press them into place, though your hand will end up rainbow-colored with this method.
The covered eggs need to sit out to dry completely before you can move them around, so I tend to leave them on a flat surface that is lightly coated with additional sprinkles (it is better to have the egg pick up a few sprinkles than to loose a few!) overnight, then move them in the morning. The eggs can then be put on display for Easter. I wouldn’t eat eggs that have had sprinkles glued to them (even if the glue is nontoxic), so you might find that using wooden or hollow eggs will allow you to not only appreciate these, but keep them around for next year and the year after that!