Hot take: Coloring Easter eggs is more fun than carving pumpkins.
I don’t know if it’s because I prefer spring to fall or just that I don’t like handling pumpkin innards, but I’ve always loved decorating Easter eggs the most! Even when you just use the good old fashioned technique of food coloring and vinegar, there’s something so charming about simple multicolored eggs. Am I wrong?
While straightforward egg dyeing is fun, you can take your Easter decorations to a whole new level thanks to the amazingly crafty minds out there on the internet. Bloggers have tried it all, from using nail polishfor enchanting marbled designs to creating natural dyes from mashed up old veggies. The results? One-of-a-kind Easter eggs that will wow your family and friends.
If you’re feeling adventurous this year, here are 12 of my favorite Easter egg decorating methods that you simply have to try!
1. Gold leaf for glamour
They’re luxe. They’re eye-catching. They’re wholly impressive! These gold leaf-covered Easter eggs would make an amazing centerpiece for your holiday table, and to be honest, they’re a lot easier to create than they look. Just order a gold leaf kit ($12.99 on Amazon) and get ready to create the most glamorous Easter eggs ever.
2. Natural dye for rustic eggs
No need to buy artificial coloring for your eggs—Mother Nature has you covered! Natural dyes are surprisingly easy to make using ingredients like cabbage, onion peels, turmeric, and grapes. This cool tutorial will show you how to make a rainbow of beautiful rustic-colored eggs, all from kitchen scraps.
3. Nail polish for vibrant marbled eggs
These marbled eggs are truly a work of art. All you need is some nail polish and room-temperature water to recreate these awesome speckled, swirling patterns at home. And what’s even better is that you can use any color nail polish you want (or already have on hand).
4. Glitter for sparkle lovers
There’s no dye required for these sparkly eggs. With the help of some Mod Podge ($6.97 on Amazon) and lots of glitter, you can create your own show-stopping Easter eggs with a wide variety of patterns. Design eggs with polka dots, stripes, chevron, or whatever you want.
5. Cabbage for blue robin’s eggs
Believe it or not, the beautiful delicate blue color of these eggs comes from purple cabbage. Weird, right? Once you’ve dyed your eggs, add a touch of whimsy with the help of edible gold paint ($7.68 on Amazon). They look like magical robin eggs, and I’m honestly obsessed!
6. Watercolor for museum-worthy eggs
These Easter eggs are a little more complicated than some of the others, but aren’t they stunning?! If you’re artistically inclined, you can create your own gorgeous watercolor floral eggs with normal food coloring, a paintbrush, and a black Sharpie.
7. Tissue paper for rainbow eggs
There’s no dye needed for these rainbow-colored eggs. Instead, just drag out that stack of old tissue paper that’s been sitting in your drawer. With the help of a little water, you can transfer the color from the tissue paper onto your Easter eggs, making beautiful multicolored creations with way less mess!
8. Typography for eggs the Easter ‘punny’ will love
I’m a sucker for a good pun (who isn’t?), so these silly typography Easter eggs make me smile every time. You can make them by hand, but to be honest, the project will be a lot easier if you have a Cricut machine ($399.99 on Amazon) to cut out the letters for you. Then, the hardest part is deciding what punny phrases to put on your Easter eggs!
9. Watercolor drizzle for neo-traditional eggs
Already bought traditional egg dyeing supplies? Perfect! That’s exactly what you need to make these cool striped watercolor eggs. To create these beautiful patterns, simply spoon dye over your eggs and let it drip off. Let each color dry, then add another… and another!
10. Cool Whip for super cool eggs
Some of these tutorials use typical arts and crafts supplies, but this one is definitely more unconventional. Grab a tub of Cool Whip from the supermarket, as you’ll need it to make these gently marbled Easter eggs. It’s a super fun activity to do with the kids—we won’t judge if you sneak a spoonful or five.
11. Paper towels for rainbow tie dye eggs
You won’t catch me in a tie dye shirt, but you will find me making these amazing tie dye Easter Eggs. The colors are so vibrant and pretty, and the process involves just a few basic ingredients like paper towels, food coloring, and twist ties. Just make sure you wear disposable gloves to keep your hands from turning rainbow, too.
12. Rice for speckled eggs
Here’s another unconventional way to color eggs. With this “rice shake” tutorial, you fill a plastic container with uncooked rice and food coloring, then plop in an egg and shake it up. The end result is unique speckled Easter eggs. You can even do a couple rounds of shaking for multicolored creations!
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