If you haven’t gotten around to dying Easter Eggs yet this season, there is still plenty of time! It’s easy, quick, fun & the kids love it! You can pick up inexpensive dye kits at any grocery store for about $2.00. We had a blast last night trying all these new techniques!
I have a chevron obsession! We used plain painters tape and cut long strips into skinny pieces. We then made a chevron pattern around the plain egg. Once the pattern was finished, we dropped the egg in the purple dye and left it for about 10 minutes. After it dried completely, we peeled off the tape and voila! A gorgeous chevron pattern!
Glitter Eggs are so pretty and so easy! First, we dyed the egg a soft yellow color. Once the egg was dry, we took a glue stick and rubbed glue all over the egg. Then, we poured clear glitter into a paper bowl and coated the egg with the glitter. We dipped the glitterized egg into the yellow coloring one more time and immediately took it out. The result? A feminine and beautiful glitter egg!
3. Funny Faces
These were so fun & easy to make! First, we dyed the eggs in two different colors. (Just hold 1/2 of the egg into one dye color, let dry, then flip egg and dip the other half into a different color dye.) Once the eggs were dry, we used Sharpies to draw faces. These two masterpieces were done by my 9 1/2 year old son, Drew.
I am also obsessed with Ombre! This didn’t turn out quite as “ombre-ish” as I had hoped, but I still think it looks beautiful! Here’s how I made it — Dip the bottom quarter of the egg into the green dye and hold in place for 1 minute. After one minute, dip the egg in further, so half of it is now covered in the green dye. Hold in place for 1 more minute. Then, go to 3/4 of the egg dipped in the dye and hold for one more minute. Lastly, I dropped the entire egg into the green dye for 1 minute. Let dry and you have an ombre egg!
It doesn’t get easier than this and they turned out so cute! Simply color your eggs as you wish, let them dry and then attach cute stickers. If you want to make sure the stickers don’t peel off, you can coat with a thin layer of modge podge. I would have done that, but didn’t have any lying around.
6. Tie Dye
This was probably the funnest for my kids to make. We think they turned out pretty cool and different! Here’s how we did it! *(Note, this method is especially cool for older boys.)
Different Colors of Food Coloring
Place the egg into the wire strainer, over the cookie sheet. (The cookie sheet is intended to catch the mess for easy clean up.) Slowly drop 1-2 drops of dye on the egg. Twirl around in the strainer to get the first color all over the egg. Repeat with different colors to desired look. (We also used a paper towel to blot the food coloring a little bit.) If you would like, sprinkle with glitter while the egg is still wet for a glitter tie dye effect!
7. Use Words
We used some letter stickers we had at home to spell out MOM and LOVE onto our plain eggs. Make sure they are attached very well. We dropped the eggs (with stickers) into the dye and let them sit for about 10 minutes. Once they dried, we peeled off the stickers and were thrilled with our results! My 7 1/2 year old daughter Katie further embellished hers with a heart and a peace sign using a red Sharpie.
8. Polka Dots
I love polka dots! Again, this was so easy! We had some tiny little circle stickers that we randomly placed all over the egg. Once the stickers were all secured, we dropped the egg into the dye and left it alone for about 10 minutes. After the egg dried, we peeled off the polka dots and this was our result. So cute! Unfortunately our stickers were old and didn’t stick very well in the dye, so we got non-uniform dots. (But we still love our cute polka dot egg!) I’ve heard other people have great success with glue dots so you could also try that.
LASTLY, it’s time to clean up your mess. Not so bad!!
Please leave a comment below (with directions) if you know of any other fun ways to dye your Easter Eggs! Also, if you liked this post, please share with your friends!
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