Pretty Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Hop to it! These pretty Easter egg dyeing techniques are perfect for the kid in you. From pretty egg coloring ideas to patterns you can create with rubber bands and stickers, these ideas ensure you'll have a very happy Easter.

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Sticker-and-Dye Easter Egg Designs
Dye-and-Sticker Egg Designs

    To create these fun and funky Easter egg designs, dye the egg using an egg dyeing kit. Allow to dry completely. Firmly adhere white stickers around an egg, pressing out any air bubbles.

Easter Egg Grass Design

    Create a landscape effect on each Easter egg with this grass design. First, dye eggs a variety of pastel colors. Then cut blades of grass from green paper. Add glue to the back of the blades and adhere the blades to the bottom of the eggs, staggering their placement.

Origami Flower Easter Eggs

    Add these gorgeous flower designs to your Easter egg-dyeing routine. Freehand-draw and then cut flower petals from colorful origami paper (lightweight scrapbook paper would also work). Experiment with different shapes. Adhere the flowers to dyed Easter eggs using spray adhesive or white glue.

Pretty Banded Easter Eggs

    After dyeing Easter eggs, give them the must-have accessory of the season -- a quick and stylish band. Cut a 1/2"-wide strip of patterned paper long enough to wrap around the middle of an egg. Use a border punch on the band edges for a fun design, and adhere the ends using white glue. Attach an adhesive paper flower to the band for an extra dose of spring cheer.

Pysanky Eggs

    The inspiration for this Easter egg dying technique comes from Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian folk art of wax-and-dye egg decorating. To create these designs, stick metal pins in pencil erasers, dip the pinheads in melted wax, and draw wax patterns on hard-boiled eggs before dyeing them.

Banded Egg Design

    Create a bold look with graphic stripes on dyed eggs. Wrap eggs with wide rubber bands (the ones often found on broccoli at the supermarket) before dunking them in dye. Wash rubber bands well between uses to avoid transferring dye.

Natural Easter Egg Dye

    If Mother Nature dyed Easter eggs, they'd probably feature something like these beautifully subdued shades. The secret is natural dyes made with household ingredients such as strong coffee, grape juice, blueberries, orange peel, and beet juice. Follow the link below for recipes.

Eraser Decorating

    Pour paint onto a disposable plate. Dip just the end of a pencil eraser into the paint and dot the egg. Wash or wipe off the eraser to change colors. Make sure to dot one color at a time.

    Editor's Tip: You also can use a cotton swab to make small dots on your egg.

Vibrant Dyed Eggs with Flowers

    To get bright and colorful eggs, coat them multiple times using an egg-dye kit. Once they're mostly dry, roll them in glitter. Let dry completely. Finish with pretty floral stickers to create a simple and festive Easter decoration.

Tie-Dyed Effect Easter Eggs

    Decorate a basket of eggs using rubber bands, stickers, and dye. Simply press the stickers or wrap the rubber bands onto the egg before dipping the eggs in the dye.

Toothpick Decorating

    Choose two colors of paint to decorate your egg and pour the paints on a disposable plate. To make the petals of the flower, dip about 1/4 inch of a toothpick into the paint, then lay the toothpick down onto the egg. Repeat to make petals, leaving a space in the middle for the flower center. Using a new toothpick and another color of paint, dip just the tip of the toothpick in paint and dot the center two or three times. Let the egg dry.

Polka-Dot Eggs

    The fun goes on after the dipping and dyeing is done. Make patterns on your Easter eggs using colorful stickers or by gluing on circles punched out of colored paper.

    Editor's Tip: Cater to shorter attention spans by having the dyed eggs ready to go before little ones start to decorate.

Candy Dots

    Little fingers will love transforming colored eggs into cute-as-a-button 3-D show-offs for Easter celebrations. All it takes is colorful candy dots that are attached to the eggshell with thick frosting. Make your own frosting paste by stirring together powdered sugar and a little bit of water. Be sure it's thick enough to stick. Purchased frosting from a can works, too. Be sure your eggs are cool before applying the dots.

Scrapbook Notions

    Impress your kids (and grown-ups as well) with gorgeous eggs decorated from your scrapbooking stash. Trims, stickers, rub-ons, and gems can give an ordinary dyed egg extraordinary flair. You can even use stickers as masks before you dip the eggs in dye. Make sure your eggs are dry before you try to embellish them.

Easter Egg Flower Pots

    Dye eggshells to be pretty pastels using an egg-dyeing kit. Carefully cut an opening in the top of the eggshell and fill with soil and a flower in a complementing color.

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