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DIY Family Easter Egg Pictures

Inside: A personal touch with these Easter egg pictures!

Add a personal touch to your Easter celebration this year with these fun Easter egg photo ideas! I love these Easter family picture ideas!. It is the kind of project that will make you smile to think of, and absolutely giddy to see completed.

Easter Egg pictures

Easter egg photo ideas

How I Used My Easter Egg Pictures

Use the photos as seating cards for Easter brunch, hide them around the house for each family member to find their own, or close them up in a carton of eggs for an early morning surprise! Make a dozen for the grandparents and deliver them Easter week, or make one for each co-worker and leave them in the employee fridge for a spring break treat. The opportunity to put these easy photo eggs to good use is endless.

how to make Easter family picture ideas

Easter Egg Photo Ideas

To make this Easter family picture ideas, you will need a dozen eggs (use these eggs for a long-lasting DIY), photos that you love, an inkjet printer, masking tape, and tissues (the kind you sneeze on).

Hard boil your eggs and let completely cool. Meanwhile, tape a piece of tissue onto a normal printer paper. Tape all the way around the tissue – being sure not to leave an end unattached. Use the tissue taped paper to print your photos onto. As long as it is taped fully around, the paper should run right through any inkjet printer.

Cut around the Easter egg pictures, no need to be exact, but get as close as possible. If the tissue is more than 1ply the bottom layers should slide away once the shape is cut out. Only apply the top layer of tissue to the eggs. Use a small brush to place Modge Podge on the egg and then the photo on top. Gently even out wrinkles with a finger and gently secure the ends with another layer of Modge Podge.

Let the eggs dry. Once the Modge Podge dries, the tissue layer is so thin you won’t be able to tell where the egg ends and the photo begins – the eggs look like portraits in themselves!

DIY Easter eggs


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  1. Every Spring, just before Easter, I look forward to what egg decoration ideas bloggers will come up with. And they never disappoint. Actually, seeing such creative and different ideas makes me really believe in the infinity of human mind and creativity :)

  2. I really want to make these for placecards. Kind of scared about the tissue paper not working and messing up my printer. Will any printer work? I would love to hear if anyone else tried it and it worked. So darn cute!!!!!

  3. I have a Canon something or other. Cheap one purchased around 6 months ago. Tried a craft for christmas that required the same technique of taping tissue paper to a sheet of paper & printing and it permanently ruined my printer. Huge smudge prints down one side and no amount of cleaning, head cleaning, alignment, cartridges, disassembly & reassembly will correct. Just in case you really need your printer… I can still use mine for the household stuff that we print, but anything “official” has to be sent to DH to print at work.

    • Robin, and Karen. So to be sure your printer is safe please tape all the way around the tissue- that is the only way to make sure it doesn’t get caught on the way through.

      The project calls for an ink jet printer – do not use a laser one. We ran about 8 different trials through it and it worked without a snag every time.

      I own a super cheap $14 HP inkjet that I use solely for craft projects like this. That is an option to consider, if using your more expensive printer makes you nervous. Hope that helps!

      • Do you mind sharing what kind of printer you have, the $14 one? I like the idea of owning a cheap printer just for crafts. By the way, i love the egg craft, soo creative and awesome! Thank you for sharing.

    • Maybe regular white wrapping tissue ironed to the back of freezer paper would feed thru the printer a bit more smoothly?

  4. I taped well, it didn’t get stuck, it just screwed up the print head somehow? The replacement part is about three times the price of a new printer so for now we just use it anyway. I like the idea of a dedicated cheap printer for projects like this :)

    It’s a great project, btw, adorable! I just wanted to warn that you might want to think twice if you have a really expensive/nice printer :)

    • I was wondering if maybe you used tissues that had been coated with something? Like the ones they make that are coated with Aloe or something ‘to soothe a sore nose’? That’s the only thing that I could think of that would have messed up or left something behind on the printhead.??

  5. Do you think vellum paper might work? I’ve used this for other little photo type projects and LOVE this idea! Super cute…and who doesn’t love to see their face on something cool…but an EASTER EGG? Even better! :)

  6. Have you tried regular tissue paper that you would use for gift wrapping? That is what I have often used for similar projects. That type of tissue paper is a bit sturdier and thinner. It runs nicely through printers when taped the same way.

  7. Could this be done on a wooden or styrafoam egg so you could keep it. Would make a wonderful tradition each year as a collectible for the family.

    • Alice, that is a great idea! The tissue disappears the best on a white backdrop, so any type of white egg would work. Love the thought of collecting them every year:)

      • Alice another possible solution for a keepsake is to empty a fresh egg. Simply poke a small hole in the top, with a sewing needle, then a slightly larger one on the bottom. Use the needle or something small like a straightened paper clip to breakup the yolk. Then if you gently blow into the small hole the raw egg will come out of the larger one. With a little bleach, some dish soap, and hot water you can clean it out. Let it dry. Dab some glue over the holes. Now you have an empty egg.

  8. Just an idea to this awesome post. To be able to make these a lasting decoration, do not boil the egg. Instead, poke a pin hole at the top and bottom and blow out the inside of the raw egg. These will be delicate, but you won’t have to worry about the egg going rotten

    • Jody, you’d have to ask and make sure they allow you to run paper through with tape on it. I don’t see why not though!

    • Rosemary, You could! The only thing is that the tissue outline might be a little visable on the egg, so be sure to cut as close to the face as you can. Hope that helps… I’d love to see a photo of them on a colored egg:)

      • Good to know. I tried this with the regular facial tissue, no good, jammed up the printer. Cleaned it out, not broken. Tried it with tissue paper (gift wrap type), bingo, worked out fine. Can’t wait to get the pic on the eggs in a few weeks.

  9. I did 2 dozen eggs up. Took no time at all and they look awesome! Using as a Center piece at an Easter buffet. Any suggestions for capping them off so the hole in the top doesn’t show? (I blew them out so they would keep for everyone to take home).
    I want to leave them white. The picture jumps right off that way. Great idea! Thanks

    • You could use decorative items to cap off the top of the egg if the hole is too big. I used little pearls from crafts and my photo eggs sit on stands.

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