Tattooed Easter Eggs

by Zena-Marie on 3 April 2012

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On Thursday evening my daughter declared that there was an Easter egg competition at school the following day. We needed something that was going to be quick and easy to do.  With the remnants of last year’s Easter crafting still in loft and nothing remotely chick or bunny like in sight I ran over to the corner shop to pick up a few supplies. Just as I was leaving I spotted a packet of really cool temporary tattoos in the window and inspiration struck.

Unfortunately when we got home we couldn’t get the tattoo’s to stick to anything. They wouldn’t stick to the eggs or on my daughter. She didn’t seem to mind though, (I’m not sure she was that keen on the idea in the first place) she was quite happy to paint her eggs in a combination of clashing colours and then stick feathers and glittery bits on them. She went off to school the next morning more than happy with her efforts.

Despite the earlier failure I still loved the idea of tattooing eggs  but with family down for the weekend I didn’t really  give it much thought until this morning, which turned out to be a bit of a mistake as it is surprising hard to find temporary tattoos at short notice. Given more time I would have ordered some printable tattoo paper so I could have had the designs I really wanted.(I was thinking old school sailor tattoos)  but I didn’t so I had to make do with a selection of tattoos that I found in Claire’s Accessories. These where the only tattoos I could find anywhere and while they aren’t very Easter inspired I think they turned okay.

Tattooed Easter Eggs

I was going to do a picture tutorial on how to make them but they are so simple it seemed silly. I’m sure at some point we have all applied temporary tattoo’s either to ourselves (as kids) or to our children. The process is exactly the same.

1. Cut the tattoo to size.

2. Peel off the clear plastic film from the front of the tattoo.

3. Place the tattoo face down on the egg.

4. Cover the tattoo with a damp cloth for 30 seconds.

5. Peel off the backing paper to reveal your tattoo.

Failing this instructions for use are usually printed on the back of the tattoos.

It is a bit more fiddly on an egg because of the shape but the same basic principles apply. You can even add some gems or whatever else takes your fancy. My favourite was this jewelled swallow and crown.

Jewelled swallow and crown egg
Check out the online shop for a great selection of tattoos and gems. 25% of profit from your purchase will be donated to PiggyBankKids

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily April 3, 2012 at 12:03

This is a great idea! Love the bling snowflake style one… could be appropriate if it snows this easter! x


Zena-Marie April 3, 2012 at 21:12

Thanks for the comment. The idea came to me in a flash of inspiration (or was that desperation.) The snowflake one was actually the easiest to do. It’s a great craft to do with older kids as they are quick and easy and have a really professional look when they are finished. Have fun with it and I hope you have a great Easter.


Amanda Beresford April 3, 2012 at 15:14

Yet another inspiring idea from the fabulous mom.


Zena-Marie April 3, 2012 at 19:35

Thank you for your lovely comment. I hope you have a fabulous Easter.


Goodynuffmum April 3, 2012 at 22:05

These are so great – I’m definitely going to make them when my daughter is old enough. Have blogged about them here:


Zena-Marie April 3, 2012 at 22:43

Thank you so much for writing a post on my tattooed Easter eggs. Like you I don’t have any tattoos. They are so permanent, what if I changed my mind. Or worse still what if I became completely addicted and covered myself with them! I think maybe its best that I stick to tattooing household objects, that way I get to enjoy the look of them without the commitment. Great post. Thanks


HonestMum April 4, 2012 at 07:17

So rock and rock!


Zena-Marie April 4, 2012 at 09:42

Thanks.They turned out better then I thought for a quick craft. Have just added some really cool Banksy tattoos to the shop. I’m tempted to do some more. Glad you like them :)


Loopyrach April 4, 2012 at 16:13

Wow such a great idea!


Zena-Marie April 4, 2012 at 16:17



amummysview April 5, 2012 at 17:59

These are fab! I am loving them! xxx


Zena-Marie April 9, 2012 at 23:05

Thank you so much.


peachesandpearls April 5, 2012 at 22:58

So totally something I woluld love !


Zena-Marie April 6, 2012 at 00:10

I feel a little mini obsession developing. I keep looking round the house to see what else I can tattoo.


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