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DIY Running Easter Eggs

With Easter just a few weeks away, it’s a great time to start thinking about decorating eggs. Whether it’s for the kids’ Easter egg hunt, or for a nice decorative piece to make your home a little more festive, these eggs can be a fun project with the kids, or something to do to show off for your running family and friends who swing by for a post-run brunch on Easter!

01. As many eggs as you want to color
02. A screw (if you are hollowing your eggs)
03. A bowl (for the insides of the eggs)
04. A bowl of warm, soapy water
05. Paint/Egg Dye/Etc.
06. Adhesive vinyl material or stickers
07. Scissors (or a Cricut Vinyl Cutting Machine)

Step 1:  To hollow your eggs, tap the top of the egg and slowly spin the nail as if it is a and drill until you make a small hole.  Repeat this on the bottom of the egg, making a slightly larger hole. IMG_9125

The holes will look like this:


Step 2:  After using the nail to somewhat break up the yolk (it’s easier done than explained!) blow in to the smaller hole you made to remove the inside of the egg, for hollow egg shells to paint and decorate.  (This takes approximately 2-3 minutes per egg.  Lucky you, scrambled eggs are full of protein – something all runners need.  Scramble them up!)


Step 3: Wash the egg shells carefully in warm and soapy water to get any egg off them, so you have a clean surface to paint or dye.  Be sure to dry the eggs after washing.

Note: the holes in the eggs should be very small.

(Alternately, if this sounds like too much work, or you prefer hard-boiled eggs to scrambled, you can hard boil your eggs. Just be sure to use dyes or colors that are safe to eat, such as food coloring, edible color mists – those even come in metallic colors!)

Step 4: Painting time! We used acrylic paint and brushes,  but you could use whatever you like.


Step 5: Cut our your decals – whatever you like! Copy the ones we made, use letters, use race numbers, whatever works for you! Because it is such detailed cutting, make sure an adult handles the scissors, if you’re working with young kids.  Alternately, if you have a Cricut machine, you’ll be cutting out vinyl decals in minutes.  You can also use stickers.  Just make sure the paint or dye is dry before you try to adhere the vinyl or stickers to the eggs, or it won’t stick.

And just like that….

Easter eggs any runner will love!


And while eggs are an important part of the holiday…don’t forget you still have time to order an Easter RUNBOX for your favorite runner(s), with ten to choose from. All the boxes have different themes – there is something for every runner,  and are a great value.  Each box also contains one plastic “mystery egg” with a gift card valued anywhere from $5.00 to $50.00.  Click here to purchase an Easter Run Box.

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  Click here to purchase an Easter Run Box.

Happy Easter from Gone For a Run!


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