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Article: Easy Ways to Dye and Decorate Easter Eggs

Easy Ways to Dye and Decorate Easter Eggs

Easy Ways to Dye and Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter is a perfect time for spending time with the kids and doing fun activities together. Take time to slow down, reconnect and create with these easy ways to dye and decorate Easter eggs.

Dyeing Easter Eggs has a long tradition in many cultures and is a popular and fun craft activity. It's inexpensive and easy to do, making it perfect for kids of all ages. 

Here are three easy ways you can decorate your Easter Eggs. 

Die Easter Eggs with Watercolours and Stamps

Decorating Easter Eggs with Watercolour Paints

This is an easy idea from our friends at We Might Be Tiny where the kids can get really creative. Best of all the clean up is a breeze! 

  • Hard boil some eggs.
  • Mix a few colours of watercolour paints on a palette.
  • Brush clean water onto egg, followed by a few light strokes of watercolour in the places where the egg is wet.
  • Continue to wet different sections of the egg and brush on the same or different colour until desired look is achieved.
  • Once eggs are dry, brush your favourite We Might Be Tiny Stampie with watercolour paint and press the Stampie around the egg until paint is transferred.

Easter Stamps

The Easter Stampies are obviously perfect for this but the Aussie Animal and Original Stampies are also cute too. These are also great for play dough and making biscuits.

They come with a wooden stamper and interchangeable, food-grade silicone animal stamps.


 Dyeing Easter Eggs with Food Colouring

Decorating Easter Eggs with Food Dye

Another easy way to decorate eggs is to use food dye! Here's how: 

  • Hard boil your eggs and cool. 
  • Set up your RePlay Snack Stacks on a large tray. 
  • Mix 1/2 cup of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 10-20 drops of food colouring in a heatproof jug. 
  • When your dye has cooled a little, pour into your RePlay Snack Stacks. 
  • Gently place your egg in the Snack Stack (use a whisk, spoon or tongs).
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until they are the colour you want.


Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Decorating Easter Eggs with Natural Colours

It's easy to dye eggs using ingredients you probably already have around the house like onion skins, turmeric, red cabbage, beetroot and teas!

Here's how to do it:

  • Bring the dye matter (cabbage, turmeric, etc.) and water to a boil. Turn heat down to low and simmer, covered, for 15-60 minutes until desired color is reached. Keep in mind that the eggs will be several shades lighter so it’s best to go for deep, rich hues.
  • Remove the egg dye from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Pour the dye through a mesh strainer into bowls or jars and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar for each cup of dye liquid.
  • Add hard boiled eggs to the dye and place them in the fridge until the desired color is reached. I started mine in the early afternoon and let them infuse overnight.

For more detailed instructions, head to the tutorial here.

Easter Basket Silicone Bunny

Once you have decorated your eggs, display them in an Easter basket like our silicone Easter Bunny Basket or the SunJellies retro baskets.

We hope these easy ways to dye and decorate Easter eggs has given you some inspiration to have some fun this Easter!



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