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Tie-dye is back! This creative Easter egg idea will bring back memories of making T-shirts at summer camp. With just a few simple materials (you probably have them all in your kitchen right now!), you can make tie-dye eggs that will make a statement in any Easter basket

We'll show you how to tie-dye Easter eggs with paper towels: It’s easier than it sounds, and the end result is bright and bold. If you're making this Easter craft with kids, help them wrap hard-boiled eggs with paper towels and use a mixture of vinegar and food coloring. Hide these colorful creations at the annual Easter egg hunt, or use the retro eggs as pretty Easter decor

  • Working time 30 mins
  • Difficulty Easy

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

jel coloring soaked into paper towel wrapped egg
Step 1

Wrap the Eggs

Wrap a hard-boiled egg securely inside one paper towel. We suggest keeping the project environmentally-friendly by selecting a tree-free product to tie-dye Easter eggs with paper towels: We used the Seedling Jumbo Roll ($5, Grove Collaborative). Once you've wrapped the egg in one sheet of paper towel, use a rubber band or a wood clothespin to secure the extra material at the top. Hold the egg by the clothespin and drop dots of liquid food coloring ($12 for a 12-pack, Amazon) directly onto the paper towel. We used about 15 drops: You want about half of the white space to show through the dots to achieve the tie-dye look. Wrap and color as many eggs as you like.

spaying vinegar paper towel egg dye wrap
Step 2

Spray with Vinegar

When your eggs are wrapped and you've applied the food coloring, fill a spray bottle ($8, Amazon) with 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of vinegar and shake until the liquids are combined. Spray each paper towel-wrapped egg with the mixture. Once the paper towel is saturated, allow the tie-dye eggs to sit in for one minute while the food coloring soaks in.

Related: Make Marble Easter Eggs with Oil

unwrapping colored egg from paper towel dye
Credit: Jacob Fox
baking soda tie dye eggs
Credit: Jacob Fox
Step 3

Remove Paper Towel

After allowing the eggs to soak, carefully remove the clothespin and paper towel. You may want to wear protective gloves ($7, Amazon) to remove the eggs, as the dye can stain your fingers. Let the eggs dry completely, then store them in the refrigerator for up to one week until you're ready to display them in your basket. Remember your Easter egg safety: Hard-cooked eggs left out of the refrigerator for more than two hours should not be eaten.

By BH&G Holiday Editors


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