These decorated eggs look just like cookies but are long lasting and "iced" with paint in springtime hues. With just a few household ingredients, you can make your own colorful dozen.

salt dough easter eggs on a marble counter

This idea comes from our friend Kara Whitten of A Kailo Chic Life. When chicken eggs are not available, try this simple decorating project with the kids to customize eggs that can be hidden for an indoor egg hunt or threaded with cord to hang on an Easter tree for display.

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Easter crafts for the whole family and Easter crafts for kids

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

rolling out dough for salt dough easter eggs
Step 1

Combine two cups flour and one cup salt. Slowly mix in 1/2 cup of hot water in a mixing bowl until smooth. Knead for two to three minutes on a floured surface.

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Step 2

Roll dough out to 3/8-inch thickness. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Use cookie cutters to cut out egg shapes. (Note: If hanging as ornaments on an Easter egg, poke a hole at the top of each egg prior to baking.)

baking easter egg shapes from salt dough
Step 3

Bake the batch of salt dough eggs for one hour; let cool.

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painting salt dough Easter eggs
Step 4

To decorate, outline an egg with paint. "Flood," or fill in, the surface with colored glue. For a solid glitter effect, coat glue immediately. For a more layered look, let first coat of paint dry, then apply second color for details, adding tinsel or regular glitter, or microbeads as desired.

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