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15 Fantastic Ideas for Dyeing and Decorating Easter Eggs

Have an egg-cellent Easter with these easy egg coloring ideas!

Published on: March 17, 2017

bright eggs1. Colorful Easter Creativity

We are absolutely loving these bright and beautiful home-dyed Easter eggs featured on And Puppy Makes Three.

Sure to add a little color and spunk to your family's Easter fun, these eggs were created with basic supplies found around the house —including masking tape, sticker dots and rubber bands. Instead of using a store-bought solution, Mama Laura also stuck with vinegar, food coloring and water — and rightfully proves that you don't need anything fancy to create some seriously vibrant colors! Check out the rest of her post for the full walkthrough and great tips on dyeing Easter eggs with silk ties.

crayola eggs2. Crayola Cool Easter Eggs

Melt your favorite Crayola colors onto this year's batch of eggs to create rather egg-citing Easter beauties like these featured on Full Circle!

To get started on these "hot rock" eggs, simply boil them as usual, and then pop them in the oven at 350°. Once they're nice and toasty, pull them out with tongs and touch your crayons to the hot eggs to create beautiful melted colors and designs! Though this might be a better project for older kids due to the hot touch of the eggs, small hands can help by sprinkling each Easter egg with crayon shavings.

kool eggs3. Kool-Eggs

Jen of Hey! Jen Renee shares these fun "Kool-Eggs" for Easter — and we couldn't agree with her more when she says, "I mean, why not? It smells fruity and awesome. It makes me nostalgic for hot summer days at the pool."

Noting that Kool-Aid can be a tad bit messy and that all mixing should be done over the sink to prevent stained countertops, Jen says that you can typically find about five Kool-Aid packets for only $1, and that this dyeing project only requires two steps: dunking the eggs into the Kool-Aid/water mix and stirring. Super-easy, inexpensive, and gorgeous! Be sure to check out her full post for more fun tips.

watercolor4. Wonderful Watercolors

We are absolutely loving Alisa Burke's watercolored Easter eggs — they may not be permanently dyed, but they sure are pretty!

Alisa notes that she was able to apply intricate designs onto her Easter eggs by using watercolor pencils (we didn't even know these existed!), which even younger kids can use with ease. To get started, she simply used her watercolors to paint on the different colors, and then she used her pencils to add in the fun details. Easy! Check out Alisa's full post for plenty of great photos and tips on her process.

easter on the cheap5. Easter on the Cheap

Scrumdilly-Do's Jessica has some fantastic tips for making homemade Easter eggs the frugal way, and for turning your crafty Easter fun into a science project for the little ones.

These lovely eggs — simply made with food coloring, salt, water and white crayons or leftover birthday candles— will not only give your family the chance to make Easter eggs on the cheap, but offer a great opportunity to explore different colors and what may happen once the salt or crayons are used. And really, who can resist the opportunity to conduct a couple experiments when there's color involved?

confetti eggs6. Easter Party Favors

Looking to add a little glitter to this year's Easter festivities? Don't miss out on Rebecca Wright's idea for making confetti-filled eggs on Oh Happy Day!

Noting that these gorgeous surprise-filled eggs are similar to mini piñatas, Rebecca explains that they used the eggs for a fun party game: one hollowed-out egg was filled with gold confetti while the others contained bird seed or Fruity Pebbles (ingredients that they didn't feel bad about leaving behind in the park). Whichever party-goer gets the gold glitter egg broken over their head not only is said to be blessed with good luck, but wins an awesome prize! Check out the full post to learn how you too can fill your good-luck-granting glittery Easter eggs, and for plenty of fun photos from their game.

angry birds7. Angry Birds Easter Fun

Got a young Angry Birds lover at home? (We know the feeling.) Consider painting up some Angry Birds Easter eggs like these featured on Craftzine!

To get started, simply pull out your handy paint set and get to work on creating your favorite oh-so-crotchety characters. And for families that are hoping to use their angry birdies for an Easter egg hunt — consider painting one egg completely gold for the ultimate grand prize!

natural8. All-Natural Easter Love

Naturally dyed Easter eggs? We absolutely love the idea of making chemical-free, inexpensive homemade Easter egg dye. Check out the Vegetable Gardener for natural color ideas!

sparkles9. Bring on the Sparkle

Forget the Easter egg dye this year and bring on the sparkly polka dots! Domestifluff shows us how to create these beautiful spotted Easter eggs by using clear adhesive dots and various microfine glitters found in the craft store.

Simply boil your eggs as usual and get to work on amping this year's Easter sparkle! Crafty Kristen also recommends using decorative colored sugars rather than glitter if the microfine glitter project is too messy. (Though we wouldn't recommend eating the sugary dots!)

sweet egg surprise10. Sweet Easter Surprises

We absolutely love Not Martha's idea for making Easter surprise eggs — talk about some serious festive good times!

Much like the ever-amazing Kinder Surprise eggs that you can snap up in Canada, Megan's Easter surprise eggs include a variety of cute candies such as jelly beans, chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds (yum!) and much more. And if you're feeling confident about your sweet surprise skills, be sure to check out Megan's more difficult version of these delicious, fun-filled Easter eggs (boasting an inner coating of chocolate!).

mosaic eggs11. Egg-cellent Mosaics

Gingerbread Snowflakes' Pam took her Kool-Aid Easter eggs to a whole new level by crushing up the vibrant shells and using them on other eggs to create beautiful mosaic patterns!

Super-easy and a great project for making colorful Easter eggs, simply crack up your Kool-Aid-dyed Easter eggs, apply some Mod Podge to create a sticky surface and begin adding your bright and beautiful mosaic shell pieces! (As a side note, you most likely won't want to save these Easter beauties for snacking.)

marbling12. Marvelous Easter Marbling

Mom Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch shares these gorgeous marbled Easter eggs that are meant to resemble traditional Chinese tea eggs. We think they're pretty darn neat!

To get started on your own, simply take your cooled hard-boiled eggs and roll them gently across the kitchen counter, just enough so that the eggs are cracked, yet the shell stays on. Since you're supposed to leave the eggs in dyed water for 5-7 hours, Jayne experimented with doing hers with cool water in the fridge (so that they could also eat them) and it worked like a charm. These would also be a fun idea for making colorful Easter deviled eggs!

stripes13. Sweet Easter Stripes

Mama Jen of Indie Fixx features this gorgeous idea for making striped Easter eggs — using electrical tape!

Admitting that she first got the idea from DIY doyenne Martha, Jen says this is a quick and easy project that won't have you racing out for special crafting supplies (love!). To get started on your own, simply apply strips of the electrical tape to your egg, dye them and then reapply the tape in different directions for a cool plaid multicolored effect. Check out Jen's post for the full scoop — this is one clever project that's sure to impress every Easter bunny!

eco friendly14. Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs

Hoping to have an eco-friendly egg hunt this Easter? Don't miss out on Big Sis Lil Sis' fun idea for dyeing your eggs with natural colors and spiffing them up with plant prints!

Lil Sis admits that this project took a bit of time to pull off, but that it was more than worth it once she saw how beautiful her eggs turned out. For the natural dye, she used onion skins, fresh cranberries, and purple cabbage and the plants are a variety of flowers, herbs and leaves that she found in her yard. Check out the full tutorial to see how she simply used pantyhose to achieve her gorgeous prints — we love the idea of including a scavenger hunt into your egg-dyeing festivities.

speckles15. Spectacular Speckles

Mom Amanda of Crafts by Amanda shows off these gorgeous DIY speckled Easter eggs — and this is a perfect project for younger tots to get in on the decorating fun.

To make your own, simply mix your food coloring and vinegar, and add your hard boiled eggs as you normally would. Once your eggs have gained their pretty pastel colors, simply flick on some brown craft paint using an old toothbrush. Be sure to check out the rest of this post for six additional Easter egg dyeing ideas!

This article was updated on March 17, 2017.

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