Shake up a set of these fun eggs with a few ordinary household materials. See how to make these and get more of our favorite Easter egg ideas.
Make these rice shaken Easter eggs with three materials you probably have lying around the house. We added food coloring to dry rice and dropped in an egg; the rice distributes the color around the egg and adds an interesting pattern. Rice dyed eggs are one of our favorite easy kid's Easter projects—just have an adult help with adding the dye.
Start this project by filling plastic cups with plain, dry rice. We filled our cups about a third of the way to the top; for each color of egg, you'll need one cup of rice and one empty cup. When you have several cups of rice prepared, choose color pairings of food coloring or natural dye for your eggs. We used these color pairings: purple and blue; red and yellow, green and yellow. Drop 10-15 drops of each color directly into the dry rice; place the empty cup over the cup with rice, openings together, and shake the rice until the color is evenly distributed. You can do this by simply holding the cups together, or you can secure the cups together with masking tape before shaking.
When the dye has been evenly distributed through the rice, pour all the rice into one of the cups and drop an egg in. Place the two cups together again and shake continuously until the egg is evenly covered in dye. Take the cups apart and carefully remove the egg; set out to dry. We used ceramic eggs for this project, but you can also use hardboiled eggs. If you opt for hardboiled eggs, shake very gently and be sure to let the eggs dry in the refrigerator to keep them edible.