10 Creative Easter Egg Decorating Techniques


Sure, you can buy a kit and dip your eggs in vinegar water for color, but how many times have you done that? Step up your Easter egg game this year with some techniques that show off your creative side.

1. SPECKLED EGGS

Penolopy Bulnick via Instructables // CC BY-NC-SA 2.5

How do you dye eggs to get a speckled color effect? Use rice! Penolopy Bulnick shows us how to make a dye “bath” without any water by using rice, food coloring, and baggies. You can even double-dip your eggs to get a multicolored speckle; just be sure to let the dye dry completely between colors. You’ll find her complete tutorial at Instructables. Bonus: You’ll have brightly colored leftover rice you can cook for a prank on the family.

2. SILK-DYED EGGS

These eggs get their unique patterns from old silk ties. Nancy Birtwhistle shows us how to transfer the fabric’s dye to the eggs in this Instagram video, and she also has the instructions written out on her blog.

3. CONFETTI EGGS

dharmatradingco via Instructables // CC BY-NC-SA 2.5

These colorful eggs were dyed with the bright tissue paper used for gift wrap. Instructables member dharmatradingco cut up tissue paper into confetti bits and applied them to slightly dampened eggs to transfer the color, and recommends blowing out the eggs or hard boiling them for kids. The eggs shouldn’t be eaten, “but you can use the colorful shell pieces in other crafts.” Find the step-by-step instructions here.

4. SHAVING CREAM EGGS

Here’s a way to make dyeing eggs fun for younger children…

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