Your guests will crack up (see what we did there?) over these blown-out eggs with a twist. Perfect for an Easter that lands on April Fools’ Day, and easier to pull off than you’d think! These shell designs work well on hard-boiled eggs, but avoid eating them because, well, glue and ink.

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DIY Fortune Eggs

fortune easter egg
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

Using an egg-blowing kit, drain your eggs according to the manufacturer's directions, then rinse and let dry. Dye the eggs in your desired shades; the blown-out eggs will float on top of the dyes, so spoon dye over the eggs for even tones. Set them aside until completely dried. Gently open the hole you made when blowing out the egg until it's just large enough to fit a rolled-up message and sprinkles. Glue a small circle of tissue paper in a coordinating color over the hole.

Ombré Effect

ombre easter egg
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Dilute a little alcohol ink with rubbing alcohol in a mini spray bottle and shake to mix. Prop up an egg (you can use an egg crate or make a small ring with a paper towel) and spray with the diluted ink, allowing it to pool or drip as it dries. Repeat for multiple layers of the same shade, or layer different inks for a multicolored effect.

Pattern Play

rickrack easter egg
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Using white craft glue, attach pieces of rickrack to eggs in different designs.

Puttin' on the Glitz

glitter easter egg
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Brush a layer of white craft glue onto one end of an egg, then dip into iridescent glitter.

All materials are available at craft stores and on