Creative Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Hop to it! These fun Easter egg dyeing techniques are perfect for the kid in you. Check out our dyeing and decorating ideas, including clever ideas for coloring Easter eggs and easy embellishments made with crafts supplies.

Metallic-Sponged Egg

Metallic-Sponged Egg

Rubber cement + gold paint = the most dramatic Easter eggs in the basket. Pour a little rubber cement into a paper bowl and dab a natural sea sponge in the rubber cement to coat. Pat the sponge on a hard-boiled egg, then set egg aside for 10 minutes. Dip the sponged egg into a prepared dye bath until it reaches desired shade. (Hint: Prepare dye bath with boiling water for best results.) Remove from dye bath and pat dry with a paper towel. While egg is still warm, gently rub off the rubber cement with your finger.

To create gold flecks, lightly press the sponge into gold acrylic craft paint. Working in sections, carefully dab paint onto half of the egg; allow to dry for 20 minutes before repeating process on the other side.