Fun And Creative Ways To Dye Easter Eggs

 

Easter, a time for family for friends, is nearing! Well, you know, when it’s Easter, it calls for only one thing, and that is Easter Eggs! We all love having the Easter egg, especially when you have some excellent painted and decorated ones right in front of you. Easter eggs take the Easter celebrations to a different level. After a long lent season, it is time to let go of your fun elements and try out some entertaining and creative ways to dye easter eggs! It is not only easy but is also a fun pastime for all the kids in the house. If you, being a parent, are worried about what designs would be the best, then here are some easter egg coloring ideas which are pretty basic and will let you get started with the season of joy the right way.

1.   Tissue Paper Egg Decoration

You can create some fun designs on tissue paper and stick them to the egg in a decorative manner to get a wonderfully decorated easter egg with minimal effort. 

What you need:

    • Some eggs
    • Watercolor
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Tissue paper

Directions:

    1. Take an egg, color it with your desired watercolor all over, and then leave it to dry. 
    2. While the egg is drying out, take out a tissue paper and start cutting various patterns on it. You can include flower patterns or different other patterns such as basic zigzags or even edgy patterns.
    3. Take glue in a small bowl and add in a bit of water to it to make a running consistency, and then apply it over the egg
    4. Apply the cut-outs carefully over the egg one at a time and decorate the egg by using your ideas. 

Tips:

Starting with one cut-out piece will make it easier than adding in more extensive sections all at once.

2.   Dyeing Eggs With Rice

Using plain rice, you can now create an excellent design over the eggs with just three materials, and that too something that you can find easily at your homes. 

What you need:

    • Some eggs
    • Plastic cups
    • Food coloring or watercolors
    • Dry rice

Directions you need to follow:

    1. Take a small plastic cup and fill in at least one-third of the cup with rice. 
    2. Add in 10 to 15 drops of food coloring into the rice taken in the plastic cup and mix it well
    3. Now add the egg to the cup and shake everything with your hands placed over the cup.

That’s it! Now you can get easy rice-dyed eggs with just some shaking and mixing. 

Tips:

Use a variety of colors to get a beautiful mix of colored eggs. You can take the different colored rice in various plastic cups to avoid mixing colors. 

3.   Natural Dye Easter Eggs

Find watercolors or food coloring too dangerous for your small kids, then now you can use natural dyes to color the Easter eggs. All you need are some color-producing veggies that can be used to color the eggs. 

What you need:

    • Boiled eggs (take as many as you wish to dye)
    • A big jar
    • Various veggies and fruits like blueberry, red cabbage, onion, orange, grapes

Directions you need to follow:

    1. you need to make some hard-boiled eggs and use various veggies to get the wanted color. The following color choices can be tried out:
    • Blue: To get a blue color, you can use red cabbage; well, you heard it right. Initially, cut a chunk of red cabbage, cut it into pieces, and add 4 cups of boiling water. Add in 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Now remove the cabbage leaves from the water and let the water cool.
    • Orange: peel the skin of an onion or two and then simmer the same in about 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes along with three tablespoons of vinegar. 
    • Bluish gray: mix some blueberries, frozen, with a cup of water and let them sit till the color is absorbed by the water.
    • Jade green: take six red onions and peel them and simmer in about 2 cups of water for 15 minutes with three tablespoons of vinegar.
    • Lavender: Mix freshly squeezed grape juice with one tablespoon of vinegar
    1. Once you are done preparing the colors, you need to soak the eggs in; you can pour them in a big jar and keep the hard-boiled eggs in them for about 6 hours or more or even overnight.

There you have it, some gorgeous hard-boiled colored eggs. 

Tips:

Keeping the eggs overnight in the jar will give the best results. You can also add in some decorations over the colored eggs to make it even more beautiful.

4.   Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Want to get a mix of colors with some tie-dye hacks? Then now, you can try out the tie-dyed easter eggs. It is not only fun to do, but the outcome is enchanting. Let’s check out how to make it happen.

What you need:

    • Spray bottle
    • Clothespin
    • Rubber gloves
    • Food colors (3 to 4 colors)
    • Water
    • Paper towels
    • White vinegar

Directions you need to follow:

    1. put on your rubber gloves. Now cover the eggs in a paper towel and secure the paper towel using a rubber band or a string. 
    2. Now, drop by drop, add in 2 to 3 colors on the paper towel. 
    3. Now combine 1 cup water with one teaspoon vinegar and pour them into a spray bottle. Shake them well and spray them onto the paper towel. 
    4. Let the egg sit for about 1 minute or so till the food color is completely soaked into the egg. 
    5. Now remove the paper towel, and that’s it you have a beautiful tie-dyed egg mix. 

Tips:

You might want to make sure there are some white spaces left during color addition to the egg so that it gives a natural tie-dye effect.

5.   String Wrapped Easter Egg

Want some abstract design on your easter egg then now? All you need are two to three ingredients to make the string-wrapped easter egg.

What you need:

    • Thick cotton threads or cotton twine
    • White vinegar
    • Food colors
    • Mugs
    • Spoon

Directions you need to follow:

    1. Use one cup for one color each.
    2. Take a hard-boiled egg and tie it with cotton thread to make sure it is not connected too hard.
    3. Dip them into the mug with the desired color
    4. Spray vinegar and water mixture (mix 1 cup of water with one teaspoon of vinegar)
    5. Let it sit and then remove the strings to get an abstract design.

Tips:

Make sure you use white cotton thread so that no other color gets in between the desired color.

Final Words

That’s it; now you can prepare your own designed easter eggs and spend hundreds of dollars to buy them from a department store. All you need are some easily accessible materials that you can get readily available at your home. Instead of hard-boiled eggs, you can also use chocolate eggs. Have a Happy Easter with these tricks!