Holiday Planning & Ideas Easter Easter Crafts Easter Eggs Salt-Dough Easter Eggs 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. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on April 10, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email 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 What You'll Need Materials All-purpose flour Salt Mixing bowl Rolling pin (Bed Bath & Beyond Wooden Rolling Pin, $15.99, bedbathandbeyond.com) Egg cookie cutter (Wilton Comfort Grip Easter Egg Cookie Cutter, $3.19, nycake.com) Baking sheet Acrylic craft paint (Martha Stewart Family Friendly Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, in Kiddie Pool, Piglet Pink, Moonstone, and Pistachio, $2.49, michaels.com) Paint brushes (Martha Stewart Crafts Basic Brush Set, $20, michaels.com) Instructions 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. 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.) Bake the batch of salt dough eggs for one hour; let cool. 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.