This Easter, skip the store-bought dye and kits and get creative with your Easter decorations! There are tons of unique ways to dye eggs beyond just the traditional kits most people use. Not only does it make a super entertaining activity to do with family or friends, but there are also adorable DIY designs that would be the perfect addition to any Easter tablescape!
* Note that most of these DIYs involve wooden eggs from the craft store, or real eggs that shouldn’t be eaten because of the materials used!
For a festive approach, add some confetti to your Easter eggs. Whether you want to work with one single color palette or go for a vibrant, rainbow look, this technique is beyond easy and looks adorable on any Easter tablescape!
Supplies: eggs, food coloring, Mod Podge, foam brush, tissue paper, scissors
- Dye your eggs whatever color you want!
- Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on an egg with the foam brush.
- Cut tissue paper into small rectangles and pour it all into one bowl.
- Roll the egg around in the bowl. Smooth out the confetti pieces so they lay flat, and leave your eggs to dry!
The best part about this DIY is that this is one of the few that can actually be edible! The marbled look is also one of the more sophisticated egg-coloring DIYs out there, which makes it a great technique if you’re hosting Easter dinner this year.
Supplies: eggs, food coloring, Cool-Whip (or shaving cream if you don’t plan to eat the eggs!), toothpicks, baking sheet
- Coat the bottom of a baking sheet with no more than one inch of Cool-Whip or shaving cream.
- Randomly place different drops of food coloring throughout the Cool-Whip.
- Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together.
- Roll each egg through the Cool-Whip. Place the covered egg on a paper towel and let it dry for fifteen minutes or overnight if you want deeper colors.
- Take a paper towel to wipe off the excess Cool-Whip, and you’re done!
One of the best parts about this technique is that it’s super easy to use again and change up next year - you don’t have to throw these ones away with changing decor. Just erase whatever you drew on them this season, store them away, and re-decorate next Easter.
Supplies: Paper Mache eggs from any craft store, chalkboard paint, chalk
- Paint the eggs with a layer of chalkboard paint.
- Decorate away with white or colored chalk!
This is definitely one of the more advanced techniques on this list, but believe us, it pays off! Turn your egg-coloring experience into more of an art project with this super fun DIY.
Supplies: eggs, watercolor paint, paint brush, water
- Dip the egg you’re working on completely in water.
- Prop the egg up on a stand - you don’t want watercolor paint all over you, and it spreads really easily!
- Use the brush to concentrate a lot of paint in one area of the egg.
RUBBER CEMENT EGGS
This technique is similar to using wax or tape to create fun designs on the eggs. It’s kid friendly and nostalgic from your childhood!
Supplies: eggs, rubber cement, food coloring
- Randomly drizzle the rubber cement over each egg.
- Wait for the rubber cement to be fully dry!
- Color your eggs however you’d like.
- After the food coloring is completely dry, rub off all of the rubber cement with your hands, and you’ll be left with a gorgeous design!
If you’re looking to do something more kid-friendly but want to do something a little more exciting than the traditional egg-coloring route, try playing with unique designs. Cut up small strips of electrical tape for an adorable, springtime pinstriped look, do an adorable ombre, or add a pop of extra color by wrapping some thread around the egg!