Comparing Fun Ways To Dye Easter Eggs

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For Easter this year, I wanted to do a little experimenting. I’ve seen all kinds of fun ways to dye Easter eggs online lately. I wanted to try some of them for myself and I had a few ideas of my own I wanted to try as well.

You can look at all of the different options and judge which method is perfect for the type of eggs you’re trying to make. This list will also show which ways to NOT dye your Easter eggs. Let’s dive in..

Pastel Watercolor

I had no idea if this method would work, but I wanted to give it a shot. It turned out to be my favorite because it gives you a beautiful pastel watercolor affect.

What you need:
-Crayola washable markers
-zip lock bags
-vineagar

Instructions:
Using a marker, color the inside of a ziplock bag. Color bot sides as much as possible. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar. Then, roll the egg around in the bag. Let sit for 5 minutes before removing from the bag.

Speckled Eggs

This method is so fun for kids!

What you need:
-pastel gel food color
-rice
-vinegar

Instructions:
Put a cup of rice in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of vinegar and about 10 drop of food coloring. Roll the egg around in the bowl and let sit for five minutes before removing it from the bowl.

Crush Drink Mix

On this episode of what NOT to do…
If you are looking for beautiful BRIGHT orange eggs, the orange Crush drink mix is perfect. However, the grape mix gives you an unfortunate brown color.

What you need:
-vinegar
-Crush drink mix
-water

Instructions:
Add 1 tablespoon of water to a cup with 1 cup of water. Then, add three pouches of Crush drink mix. Let sit for 5 minutes before removing the egg from the cup.

Pastel Beauties

My second favorite dye option results in these beautiful pastel colored eggs.

What you need:
-whipped cream
-pastel gel food coloring

Instructions:
No vinegar needed to achieve these gorgeous colors.. Just add whipped cream to a bowl, add 15-20 drops of pastel gel food coloring, and stir it up. Put an egg in each bowl and roll it around in the whipped cream. Then, let it sit for 2-3 minutes before removing the eggs from the bowls.

Groovy Eggs

What you need:
-pastel gel food coloring
-vinegar
-paper towels

Instructions:
Wrap your egg in a paper towel and dip it down into a bowl of vinegar. Then, drop food coloring down onto the paper towel wrapped egg. Let sit for five minutes before taking the egg out of the paper towel.

The Classic Easter Egg


In an attempt to compare the different methods of dying Easter eggs, I bought a box of Easter egg dye from Walmart. As expected, this method turned out six beautiful colors of Easter eggs. I recommend leaving them in the dye for longer than the recommended 5 minutes in order to get more vibrant colors.

Light Pastel Beauties

What you need:
-Kool-Aid packs
-vinegar
-water

Instructions:
Put 1 tablespoon of vinegar into a cup with 1 cup of water and 1 pack of Kool-Aid. I was attempting to make pretty pastel color eggs, so I decided on using pink lemonade and lemonade flavors. I recommend leaving the eggs in the cup for about 10 minutes with this method.

Pretty Pearl

Another one of my favorites!

For this method, I used Shimmering Pearl Easter egg dye.
After you dye your eggs in whichever method you choose and you let them dry, you use the packaged silver overlying dye on your eggs. Simply put your egg in a zip lock bag with 2 drops of the silver dye and rub it around in the bag. You can find this method of dying Easter eggs, HERE.

The Verdict

Here’s my opinion on which method was easiest, most successful, etc.

Which method took the longest: Kool-Aid
Which method was the quickest: Whipped Cream
Which method was the most difficult: Rice, it can get a little messy
Which method was the easiest: Whipped Cream
Which method makes the most vibrant eggs: Crush orange drink mix & packaged egg dye
Which method makes the cutest eggs: Marker method & Whipped Cream method
Which method was the worse: Crush grape drink mix


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