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Coloring Easter Eggs: A Dozen Ways to Color a Dozen Eggs

Tired of the usual methods for coloring Easter eggs with food coloring? We’ve hunted down a dozen unique and creative ways to color a dozen eggs.

Are you looking for new ways to try coloring Easter eggs with food coloring or store-bought dyes? Today we’re sharing a dozen unique and creative ways to color a dozen eggs for Easter.

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Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I come from a very large family. This is the one time of the year we get together with my aunts, uncles and cousins. My Aunt Ronda and Uncle Bob do an amazing job of making the weekend special and  memorable. Aunt Ronda starts hyping it up in January with a full schedule of family traditions. One of those traditions is coloring Easter eggs. We color dozens and dozens of Easter eggs each year.

For more years than I can remember, we’ve been coloring our Easter eggs using cotton swabs as daubers to create designs. We also like coloring Easter eggs by dipping them in cups of dye. For this year, I thought it would be fun to come up with a dozen new ways we could color a dozen eggs.

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I scoured Pinterest to find the best, most creative ways for coloring Easter eggs. All of the ideas, except one, use hard-boiled eggs. Many of the ways to color a dozen eggs would be easy for toddlers and small children. However, not all of the methods are edible. Keep that in mind, if you’re hoping to turn your colored eggs into deviled eggs on Easter Sunday.

1. Coloring Easter Eggs: Volcano Dyeing

There’s always something fun about mixing baking soda and vinegar to see how it reacts. Toddler Approved took this science experiment to the next level by applying it to Easter eggs. Visit their website to see how to do it. There you’ll also find some fun ideas for Easter eggs after they’ve been dyed.

Volcano Egg Dyeing

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2. Coloring Easter Eggs: Tie Dye

I love the look of tie dye, but never realized you could create that appearance on the hard surface of an egg shell. You’ve got to see how Caroline from Armelle Blog did it. She shared her tutorial as a contributor on Hello Bee.

Tie Dye Easter Eggs

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3. Coloring Easter Eggs: Using Rubber Bands

Use rubber bands to get cool stripes and criss cross marks on your Easter eggs. You’ll find this great idea from Laura at Bright, Bold & Beautiful. Be sure to look for her helpful tip to prevent eggs from cracking when you boil them. She also shares her secret to get spotted or speckled eggs.

Rubber Band Easter Egg Decorating

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4. Coloring Easter Eggs: Watercolor Painting

These Watercolor Easter Eggs from Susan at Oh My Creative are some of the prettiest eggs I’ve ever seen. On her website, she shares the tricks behind three different methods for coloring Easter eggs with watercolor paints.

Watercolor Easter Eggs

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5. Coloring Easter Eggs: Silk Tie Dyeing

Does your husband, father or grandfather have some old silk ties lying around? Use them to dye your Easter eggs! Who knew you could do that? It creates beautiful intricate patterns on your Easter eggs. You’ll find a great tutorial with step-by-step instructions on Relish.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

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6. Coloring Easter Eggs: Temporary Tattoos

We often use stickers on our Easter eggs, but this idea from Uncommon Designs is brilliant! They used temporary tattoos to create beautiful pictures on the side of their eggs. You could color the eggs beforehand or leave them simple and white. See how they did it:

Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

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7. Coloring Easter Eggs: Naturally 

Ever wonder how you can have colorful Easter eggs without using all the chemical store-bought dyes? You’ll love reading how to use natural plant-based dyes on Premeditated Leftovers. Their post is full of great tips and ideas for which fruit, vegetables and plant-based products to use to create colors you’ll love.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

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8. Coloring Easter Eggs: Decorated with Paper Napkins

It seems like it’s a tradition for us to go to church on Easter morning with colored dye stained fingers. If you’d prefer to keep your fingers flesh-colored, try decorating your Easter eggs with paper napkins instead. As of 3/3/2018, the step-by-step instructions are no longer available on Las Recetas de Felicidad.

Easter Eggs Decorated with Paper Napkins

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9. Coloring Easter Eggs: Melted Crayons

SAS Interiors shares a great idea for creating swirls and fun patterns on Easter eggs using crayons. This is a fun alternative to the usual store-bought dyes or food coloring methods. On their post, you’ll also find helpful instructions on how to boil eggs for Easter egg coloring.

Creating Colorful Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons 

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10. Coloring Easter Eggs: Whipped Cream

In my search for a dozen ways to color a dozen eggs, I saw several posts using shaving cream to create a swirl effect. While it looked cool, I wasn’t sure the eggs would be edible with all the chemicals found in shaving cream. I was delighted to find this wonderful and safe alternative from Spend with Pennies using whipped cream instead.

How to Dye Eggs with Whipped Cream 

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11. Coloring Easter Eggs: Marbleized with Nail Polish

Chanel at Camille Styles teaches how to use nail polish to create beautiful marbleized eggs. This is the one idea on the list of a dozen ways to color a dozen eggs that requires blowing out the egg yolk, rather than hard boiling. Don’t worry, though, Chanel includes a link with instructions to do so. What a great way to use up leftover nail polish once you’ve gotten tired of a color!

DIY Marbleized Easter Eggs

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12. Coloring Easter Eggs: Onion Skin Dyed

Wrapping eggs in onion skins has got to be one of the coolest methods I found for coloring Easter eggs. HowDoesShe.com gives detailed instructions with photos so you can create these naturally beautiful eggs yourself.

Onion Skin Dyed Easter Eggs

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Other Eggscellent Ideas for Coloring Easter Eggs

Need more ideas for coloring Easter eggs? Visit our Pinterest board for countless other eggscellent ways to dye a dozen eggs

What’s Next?

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9 Comments

    1. I thought that was so unique when I came across it too. I’m so glad they let us share the photo and link. It would be a fun idea to try. Maybe when my boys are bigger?

  1. Carrie, I am absolutely LOVING this round-up! So many great ideas! This will actually be the first year that I have dyed eggs with my son, and I am so excited to see all these awesome ideas. My favorite is probably the pretty eggs made from napkins. I had no clue you could do that! We will probably try the volcano eggs and the whipped cream eggs. I know my son will get a kick out of the volcano ones! Such fabulous ideas! 🙂

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