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Stick-On Gold Easter Eggs

Temporary tattoos stick to eggs just like they would to your skin. All you need is a pretty design and a wet sponge.

temporary tattoo-decorated Easter eggs

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart


Don’t miss out: Get Martha’s Guide to Easter Eggs—it’s the exclusive resource for tutorials, tips, and decorating ideas.


These Easter eggs are decorated with easy-to-use temporary tattoos in delicate, gold foil designs. We used spring motifs like birds and flowers — but the choice is yours. Use your favorite temporary tattoos or print out your own clip-art designs onto tattoo paper (available at stationery stores). To preserve your eggs for seasons to come, watch our 1-minute video for the quick tutorial on how to blow out an egg.


  • Eggs

  • Sponge

  • Water


  1. Prep your eggs for a smooth surface by gently cleaning each one individually with a damp sponge.

  2. Remove protective plastic backing sheet from the temporary tattoo and place it face down on the egghell. (Tip: The smaller the design, the easier it is to smooth onto the curved surface of the shell.)

  3. Apply a wet sponge on the back for 30 seconds, saturating the paper, with light pressure.

  4. Carefully peel off the paper backing and let dry completely.

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