Egg decorating is serious business.
I have so many fond memories from when I was a kid of decorating eggs for Easter — and let’s be real, in my high school and college years as well. Growing up in a super traditional Polish family, coloring eggs was more than just a fun Easter activity. It has a lot of meaning behind it and the whole process is meant to symbolize new life and being grateful. I still remember stuffing our baskets with our egg masterpieces year after year to get them blessed at a church, being extra careful to not drop them along the way (because, of course, it was ALWAYS windy that day).
No matter how you celebrate the holiday, decorating eggs is an Easter tradition. Since I am a seasoned pro, I’ve quite possibly tried every method possible to create the best-looking egg, including but not limited to using dyes, markers, paint, and those plastic pieces that just wrap around the eggs in hot water. More often than not, the dyes would blend in with each other to create a lovely brown color, markers would leave fingerprint smudges, I would get too impatient to let the paint dry, and the plastic pieces are not original. Ugh. I’ve got 99 problems and the way my egg looks are all of them.
Enter: The EggMazing Egg Decorator. It’s something so simple and thoughtful that it makes you think, why wasn’t this around before?
This battery-operated device is an egg decorating game changer. The EggMazing Egg Decorator uses spinning action for kids to create colorful designs on their eggs. All you have to do is place your egg on the decorator, turn it on, and place a marker anywhere on the egg to start creating designs.
The second you place the tip of a marker on the egg, the device will spin the egg in a continuous motion, which will create the lines all around the egg. It really is as simple as placing a marker tip on the egg, so kids as young as age 3 can get in on the fun.
While there is no right or wrong way to create your egg masterpiece, I am very particular with the way I want things to look, so I got the hang of it with a practice egg. I was really impressed with how clean and consistent the lines were. In the words of Bruno Mars, “Don’t believe me just watch [the video above].” The best part is that based on how you create your egg, whether deliberate stripes or just going for a rainbow, each time will give you a different design — which is what egg decorating is all about!
The EggMazing kit comes with eight colorful non-toxic markers, but kids can use any quick drying markers, such as permanent markers. Pro tip: Water-based markers (washable markers) do not dry quickly and won’t give you the best results.
If you are a serious egg decorator like me, you may be concerned about the safety of your egg. Rest assured knowing that your egg will sit on four secure wheels, making sure that it won’t pop off the decorator while still doing the job.
The EggMazing Egg Decorator is a welcome addition to an Easter tradition as old as time itself, giving families a new way to decorate their eggs.