Ultimate Easter Egg Dye Guide

Easter Egg Dye

The best tradition of Easter? Dying eggs of course! Sure you could spend an afternoon with some hard boiled ones and a grocery store bought kit but why stop there? Follow my directions for eggs you can keep for years! I still have some of the eggs I dyed as a child and my girls love going through theirs every spring. With a few simple steps, you can have decorations galore, all from the simple, incredible egg. Well the shell at least…

To save your eggs, instead of boiling, blow them out. Take your eggs, punch a small hole with a needle or paring knife in each end and then shake or blow through one end so the egg contents land in a bowl. Rinse the egg shell out lightly with water and set aside. Now it’s time to start dyeing. Mark each egg in wax pencil before dyeing (wax pencils are available in almost every grocery store dye set.) If you prefer to eat your eggs after dyeing here some some tips on how to do it safely.

This is a great guide that will walk you through the basics of getting bright colors and an even dye job.

Now it’s time to have some fun!

My favorite easy DIY tips to up the game with the grocery store sets:
-wrap rubber bands lightly around the eggs before dying for a tie dye effect
-fill sandwich size bags with dollar store glitter, then gently place dyed eggs in the bag and roll around for incredible glittery eggs
-gradually increase the amount of water in the dye cups for layered color eggs, as seen here
-draw designs with either a wax pencil (shave down the tip with a paring knife to get a point capable of detailing) or a fine tip permanent marker, both will show through the dye
-wrap your eggs in old doilies or lace handkerchiefs before dipping into dye for easy patterned eggs, as seen here

For Procrastinators:
If the store is out of dye sets or you can’t make it there, try some drink mix eggs. These are super simple and smell delicious. Ah, I the smell of Kool Aid in the morning.
Dyes using food coloring all at the rage here along with other easy tips (a woman after my own heart.)

For more fun Easter/Spring ideas, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:

Photo Credit: Tim Pierce

Comments

  1. Great idea. My Dad always used to blow out eggs but I’ve never tried it before.

  2. We love blowing out our Easter Eggs. I’ve been saving my kids’ blown out and painted eggs for years. I love to see them improve with age. 🙂

  3. One of my favorite ways to make Easter eggs is using the rubber band method. It makes some great patterns.

  4. What a great guide. We are always looking for ways to make the eggs more fun. My daughter will love this.

  5. This is an amazing idea. My kids would love it

  6. I tend to use vinegar and food dye!

  7. I am going to try some of these ideas this year. I haven’t had much luck the last couple of years with dye kits.

  8. It’s been so long since I’ve dyed eggs! These look amazing, and like they came out of the pages of a magazine.

  9. What a neat idea! I never blew out eggs before, just boiled and dyed! LOL Going to dye eggs this weekend, maybe I’ll try it 🙂

  10. Love these ideas! I’ve never tried blowing out the eggs before, but I really would like to.

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