Dye Easter eggs – 7 effective techniques that are super easy to use

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Easter without Easter eggs? No, that’s definitely not possible! These small, symbolic decorative elements are among the most important when it comes to Easter. Everyone likes them and most of us are looking for new ideas and techniques every year to create a wow effect. If you are also thinking about how you want to color your Easter eggs this time, then we have the right dose of inspiration ready for you. Below you will find seven incredibly fun and easy techniques for doing this, as well as other examples of atmospheric Easter eggs. The results are so magical that you can use your own creations not only as Easter decorations, but also as small Easter gifts. Have fun with it and have a nice Easter!

#1 Technique: Coloring Confetti Easter Eggs

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard boiled or hollowed out
  • Craft paint/food coloring
  • Paint brush
  • Decoupage Glue / Mod Podge
  • Foil Confetti (Gold)

And this is how it’s done:

  • Dye the eggs in different colors to taste. It is best to choose monochrome shades in pastel.
  • When the eggs are dry, use a thin coat of Mod Podge and apply it to the part of the egg you want to cover with confetti later.
  • Then immediately sprinkle the confetti over the Mod Podge. Do it until you have covered the entire part.
  • And let it dry completely again. Evoilà!

Instead of using a brush, you can also color the Easter eggs using the dipping method

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Experiment with other confetti as well – silver, glitter, etc.

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#2 Technique: Polka Dot Easter Eggs

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard boiled
  • Acrylic or gel food coloring
  • bubble wrap
  • Paint brush

And this is how it’s done:

Nothing is easier than that. Simply place a piece of bubble wrap on a smooth surface, bubbles facing up. Paint them with a color of your choice and roll the egg over them. For an alternative method with instructions, see this post.

Children can also use this method to color beautiful Easter eggs

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In addition to bubble wrap, you can use cotton swabs or round stickers to create stylish polka dot Easter eggs. In the first case, you simply apply the dots by hand and how to do the second, see the picture instructions below.

Pastel colors look stunningly chic here too

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They are perfect as table decorations or as small Easter gifts with a wow effect

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And this is how easy it is:

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#3 Technique: Coloring watercolor Easter eggs

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard boiled or blown out
  • non-toxic liquid watercolors
  • Gold, silver or glitter colors, optional
  • Paint brush
  • empty spray bottles

And this is how it’s done:

  • To start, you will need boiled eggs and non-toxic concentrated and liquid watercolors.
  • You can use metallic gold and silver or glitter colors to create a beautiful shimmer. Place these in small bowls for painting. Use the regular paints in spray bottles.
  • First apply some metal paint to your eggs. This gives the eggs a pretty shimmering appearance.
  • Spray the eggs afterwards with the desired colors. The colors blend well onto the eggs making them look like they have a swirling tie dye effect.
  • Let the eggs dry for about 30 minutes before adding more colors and layers.

Try different shades of color

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Provide a protected work surface

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#4 Technique: Hand lettered Easter eggs

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard boiled
  • temporary tattoo paper
  • scissors
  • Small bowl
  • water
  • paper towel

And this is how it’s done:

  • Download the template of any lettering you want from the internet and print it out on temporary tattoo paper in reverse. Follow the instructions on the tattoo paper packaging carefully to properly apply the adhesive sheet.
  • Cut out a tattoo and remove the clear plastic layer. Then apply it to a hard-boiled egg with a very damp paper towel. See the instructions on the tattoo paper for more application details.
  • Remove the paper backing and you have a calligraphed handlettered egg!

Simple instructions in pictures:

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A perfect idea for minimalists who are into calligraphy

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#5 Technique: Dye marbled Easter eggs

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard-boiled, blown, or artificial
  • nail polish (in this case in dark blue)
  • plastic container
  • wooden stick
  • rubber gloves
  • suitable pad for drying the eggs

And this is how it’s done:

Fill your plastic container with lukewarm water. Put several drops of nail polish on it and stir with the wooden stick. Depending on how you want the marble pattern to be afterwards, you can either stir vigorously or just very gently. You can also experiment with other colors if you wish. Dip the eggs in one at a time and then place them on the pad to dry. For extra shine, you can polish them with oil with a cloth.

Insert a few pins into the foam and your pad is ready

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#6 Technique: The whipped cream technique

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard boiled
  • whipped cream
  • Vinegar
  • liquid food coloring
  • stirrers

And this is how it’s done:

Whip the cream and fill a baking tin or even better a muffin tin with it. Add plenty of coloring and a few drops of vinegar to the whipped cream and stir with the stirrer or your fingers. Dip the eggs in one at a time and cover completely with the colorful whipped cream. Wait about 20-30 minutes, depending on the desired intensity. Then wash the eggs briefly or wipe them with a soft cloth and let them dry.

A really easy way to dye Easter eggs

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If the eggs are not intended for consumption, you can also use other colors

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Blown eggs can also be colored with shaving cream in this way, for example

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Pastel colors look very delicate and go particularly well with the look

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#7 Technique: Wax crayon technique

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You need:

  • Eggs, hard boiled
  • non-toxic wax crayons
  • kitchen grater

And this is how it’s done:

It’s an incredibly easy, lightning-fast technique you can use to color your Easter eggs. Of course, it is a lot of fun, especially for children. The only thing you should do is grate different colors of wax crayons with the kitchen grater and sprinkle them over the still warm, boiled eggs. This creates magical patterns and color combinations. Be sure to use a paper, nylon, or newspaper-lined pad for the dyed eggs.

It’s very quick and uncomplicated

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The kids will just love this coloring method

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And even more inspiration with the other Easter egg creations from our picture gallery:

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Dye artful Kintsugi Easter eggs

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Unicorn eggs are true masterpieces

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Or do you prefer boho and ethno motifs?

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The trendy ombré look also suits the Easter eggs perfectly

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