How to Make Easter Eggs Eggs-citing!
Did you grow up using those little tablets and stinky vinegar to dye Easter eggs? Me, too! I wanted to find something more, well, whimsical, and I scored big time! From natural dyes to Kool-Aid to Sharpies to whipped cream (yep!) to Chapstick (uh huh!) to lace, you can decorate Easter eggs to fit a soft and pretty mood or a bold and bright outlook. How to make Easter eggs eggs-citing? Behold! A dozen ideas for a dozen eggs!
These Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs call you back to nature in a big way. Not only are the dyes natural, but Big Sis Lil Sis shows you how to achieve patterns using real flowers and leaves as resists! The results are beautiful, and each egg is unique.
Chalkboard paint is everywhere, so why not use it to make Easter eggs that you can change on a whim? Oleander + Palm has created these Chalkboard Easter Eggs and shows you how to make them yourself. If you don’t like your first attempt, well, it’s just chalk – wipe it off and start over! Keep the chalk drawings old school, or be bold with colored chalk.
Look, Mom, it’s the Easter Dinosaur! And she has left us these fun eggs! Embrace those cracks in the shells! Dinosaur Eggs are super fun and Our Best Bites shows you how to achieve the distinctive colorful crackle pattern with food coloring.
Minions are still hot! And you need just two colors to decorate Minion Easter Eggs! It takes a little patience to achieve a clear division between yellow and blue, but after a couple of green mishaps you’ve got this. Great tips from A Pumpkin and a Princess for successful Minioning!
You had me at whipped cream. Safer than shaving cream, Whipped Cream Easter Eggs produce pretty, swirly pastels. Spend with Pennies says that some of the color passes through the shell – a good reason to use whipped cream or whipped topping instead of shaving cream!
When you want delicate designs on your delicate Easter eggs, what could be prettier than lace? What a fun way to use leftover scraps of lace. And when you’re done, you have a little bit of hand-dyed lace. Bonus! Follow along with Adventures of Mel and learn How to Dye Eggs with Lace. So pretty!
There are so many ways to tie dye. I really like the vibrant colors of these Tie Dye Easter Eggs. My Sweet Mission’s method is a little different, wrapping the cooked eggs in paper towels, then adding the color. The hardest part is waiting for the colors to dry before unwrapping the colored eggs. And there’s a great tip for making the colors shine. Groovy!
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid – color your eggs with it like Totally the Bomb! The colors are fun, and if you can dye your hair with it, eggs are a snap. Kool-Aid Easter Eggs are simple, you can experiment with mixing new colors, and the house smells good – no stinky vinegar!
Have you been waiting for the Chapstick method? Painterly Easter Eggs use lip balm (any brand will work) as a resist to add layers of color in any shape or design. Spoon Fork Bacon suggests starting with abstract designs – they are much more forgiving! Super-bright powdered food dyes provide the intense color.
Not a food-safe method, but I love the effect achieved with Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs! Sharpie markers come in so many fun colors now, so you can make really beautiful eggs. This method from Housing a Forest uses rubbing alcohol along with the Sharpie ink – neither of which you would want to ingest, so please, please use these eggs for decoration only as Housing a Forest suggests. Ventilation is good, too, as Sharpie ink and alcohol create stinky fumes. But what a fun technique!
Silk Tie Dye Easter Eggs – get it? Silk ties? Tie dye? You can use old silk scarves and blouses, too, if silk ties are hard to come by. The process from Mommy Knows is really simple, and she provides some great tips based on experience (as well as some successful hacks she discovered). Every egg will be unique, and the unveiling will produce many “oohs” and “ahs”.
Have you ever spilled water on colored tissue paper? No? Well, I can tell you from experience that the dyes in tissue paper transfer to other surfaces and are permanent. You’re welcome. You can get really creative with Tissue Paper Dyed Easter Eggs, and Squirrelly Minds’ method allows for more precise placement of color and pattern than other egg dying techniques.
Check out all of our DIY Easter projects on Create Whimsy!