17 DIYs to Dying Easter Eggs The Easy Way

Impress your kids with the best way to dye Easter eggs complete with pictured instructions.  Dying Easter eggs can be simple using two-ingredients like cool whip and food coloring to a little more involved DIY tie dye Easter eggs.

We’ve taken away all the guess work on coloring Easter eggs with these incredible tutorials that will WOW your kids and delight your Easter Sunday guests.

Dying Easter Eggs

DIY to Dying Easter Eggs The Easy Way

There are so many cool and unique ways for dying Easter eggs.  I’ve collected a great list which teach you the best way to dye Easter eggs using different types of supplies like:

  • Dying Easter Eggs with Food Coloring
  • Dying Easter Eggs with Natural Ingredients
  • Dying Easter Eggs with Cool Whip or Shaving Cream
  • Dying Easter Eggs with Nail Polish and Water
  • Dying Easter Eggs with Wine
  • Dying Easter Eggs With Silk Ties or Silk Shirts
  • Dying Easter Eggs with Sharpies

Please Note:  Since eggshells are porous, if you use rubbing alcohol the hard boiled eggs won’t be editable since it might seep through the egg shell.  If you don’t want to waste the egg yolk you can make a tiny hole in both the top and the bottom of the raw egg and blow out the inside egg yolk.  Use the egg yolk for making scrabbled eggs. {wink}  Then color the hallow egg shells just for fun, confetti eggs, or home decoration.

The majority of these dying Easter egg tutorials are DIY with free patterns but a few kits at the end you can buy and contain affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here for disclosure policy. Those links help support the site as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

How To Dye Eggs Naturally

Decorated Easter Eggs

1. Natural Dyed Easter Eggs ~ Learn how to naturally dye your Easter eggs with fruits and vegetables.  Aren’t the colors beautiful?!

Blue: grape juice, boiled purple cabbage leaves

Brown: coffee or black tea

Green: boiled spinach leaves, blueberries {yep, blueberries}

Orange: orange peels, carrots, paprika, or chili powder

Purple: grape juice, red zinger tea, or violet blossoms and lemon juice

Red and Pink: beets, pomegranate juice, boiled red onion skins, cranberries, raspberries

Yellow: boiled orange peels, boiled lemon peels, or chamomile tea

DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

40.  DIY Ombre Easter Eggs ~ Boil half of a purple cabbage and add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar. After soaking for about 60 minutes start taking one egg out every hour to get the ombre look for the eggs and you’ll end up with this beautiful assortment of varying shades of color.

How to dye eggs with food coloring without vinegar?

If you’re wondering how to dye eggs with food coloring without vinegar?  You can use alternatives to dying eggs with food coloring by using Kool-Aid, Cool Whip, Shaving cream and natural ingredients.

How To Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring

Decorated Easter Eggs

2. Neon Dip-Dyed Easter Eggs using Food Coloring ~ Aren’t these Neon Dip-Dyed eggs absolutely gorgeous?!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy they are to make using the traditional egg dying technique with food coloring and vinegar.

How to Dye Boiled Eggs with Food Coloring

To dye boiled eggs using food coloring follow these instructions.

  • First, mix 1/2 cup of boiling water with 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food color in a cup. The more food coloring you add and the longer you let the boiled egg sit in the color the more vibrant color it will become.  Repeat for each color.
  • Dip hard-boiled eggs in dye for about 5 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye food coloring.

3. Ukrainian Eggs Made Simple Using Wax ~ These traditional Ukrainian dyed eggs are stunning with the intricate and geometric designs.  Using a stylus and melted beeswax you can accomplish these beautiful designs.  They are time consuming, but well worth it.

Lace Dyed Easter Eggs

4. How to Dye Easter Eggs with Lace ~ A fun technique to dye your eggs and lace at the same time.  You can remove the lace to show the impression or leave it on for decoration.

Marbled Easter Egg Dye

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5. Marbled Easter Eggs using Nail Polish ~ These bright and colorful eggs are created with nail polish, yup you read that right! Grab your brightest nail polished and you’ll be able to decorate this year with these festively beautiful marbled Easter eggs!

Dying Easter Eggs with Wine

6.  Dying Easter Eggs with Wine ~ How to dye marbled Easter eggs using hard-boiled eggs, wine and nail polish.

7. Silk Tie Dyed Eggs ~ Aren’t these Silk Dyed Easter Eggs absolutely exquisite?!  You can make them by wrapping them in an old silk tie and boiling them in vinegar water.  When you unwrap them the pattern from the tie transfers to the egg.  Amazing!

Patterned Napkin Dyed Easter Eggs

8. Easter Eggs with Paper Napkins ~ An adorable alternative to the traditional egg dye!  Using paper napkins and egg wash you can transfer the pattern to decorate your eggs.

How To Dye Wood Eggs

How to Dye Wooden Easter Eggs

9. How to Dye Wooden Easter Eggs ~ Here is a beautiful example of dyed wooden eggs.  You can create the same effect by dying them with vinegar, dye, water and sealing them with an oil finish.  Perfect for using year after year!

Tie Dye Easter Eggs

I’m listing these tie-dye Easter eggs from easiest to hardest.

Simple Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

10.  Simple Tie-Dye Easter Eggs with a Marker ~ Using a sharpie marker, eye dropper, and rubbing alcohol to create these simple tie-dye Easter Eggs. Use the sharpie to decorate the eggs, drip rubbing alcohol using the eye dropper over the colored egg. Let the eggs dry.

How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

11.  How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip ~ Add a thick layer of Cool Whip onto a tray. Then add drops of food coloring relatively spaced out and gently swirl the colors together with a toothpick. Lastly, place the hard boiled egg into the colors and spin to fully cover in the food coloring. Wipe off extra and let dry.  If you want, you can add glitter to make it sparkle.

Easy Way to Tie Dye Easter Eggs

12.  Easy Way to Tie Dye Easter Eggs using Food Coloring ~ Using a paper towel and food coloring here’s a super easy way to tie dye Easter eggs. Wrap each egg in a piece of paper towel and twist the top to hold the paper towel in place tightly. Dip the paper towel egg in water, then drip food coloring over the egg. Unwrap and let the egg dry.

How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring and Vinegar

13.  How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs with Vinegar ~ This tutorial requires several materials and uses food coloring and vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with 2/3 water and 1/3 vinegar and spray the entire surface to make it damp. Next use the food coloring to directly blot small drops of colors onto the egg. Then squeaze each colored egg and wait for about 30 minutes before unwrapping.

Egg Dye Kit

Easter Eggs Dye Kit are easy to use and you can quickly pop out all the embellishments in the themes that your kids already love.   Here are a few egg dye kits that I found on Amazon that you might enjoy.

Earth Paints Natural Egg Dye Kit

14.  Earth Paints Natural Egg Dye Kit, $11 on Amazon. {affiliate} ~ A safe, natural egg dyes made from fruits, herbs, and veggies.

Eggmazing Decorating Kit

15.  Eggmazing Decorating Kit ~ This egg dye kit is a virtually mess free way to color Easter eggs with the family. Create colorfully unique eggs the easy way with this egg dye kit.

Mini Monster Egg Dye Kit

16. Mini Monster Egg Dye Kit ~ If you have kids that love monsters this is such a fun egg dye kit you can buy as it transforms a plain white egg into these cute little monster Easter eggs.

Paas Unicorn Egg Dye Kit

17.  Paas Unicorn Egg Dye Kit ~ Unicorn crafts are all the rage and now your Easter eggs can be transformed into Unicorns too!  This easy Paas egg dye kit quickly transforms your white hard boiled eggs into a magical creature your kids will love.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’m sure you have some Easter egg questions that you’d like to know the answer to. So here are a few of our frequently asked questions regarding dying Easter eggs.

Can you dye brown eggs with PAAS? 

Can you dye brown eggs with PAAS?  Yes you can dye brown eggs with PAAS dye kit although the colors won’t be as vibrant as white eggs.

How do you boil eggs for Easter egg dye?

To boil eggs for Easter egg dye add enough water to be at least 1 inch above the eggs you are going to boil. Cover and bring to a boil. Next, turn off the heat and let the eggs stand and cook for 15 minutes.  Lastly, transfer boiled eggs to a colander and then place them under cool running water to stop the cooking.

Do eggs dye better warm or cold?

Wondering if eggs dye better warm or cold?  Eggs dye better cold if you plan on eating them.

If you intend to eat the hard-boiled eggs after coloring or dying them, you must first chill the boiled eggs in the refrigerator at least overnight. Dying cold eggs will inhibit the growth of bacteria that could cause illness.  However, cold hard-boiled eggs will not keep them from spoiling or getting re-contaminated.

Can you dye raw eggs for Easter?

Can you dye raw eggs for Easter?  Yes, you can dye raw or hard-boiled eggs. The smoother the egg, the better the dye will color and stay. However, if you plan to keep your decorated eggs, they should be left raw, then blown hollow after dyeing, otherwise the egg shell will float on top of the dye.

How long do dyed Easter eggs last?

How long do dyed Easter eggs last?  Hard-boiled eggs will keep for about one week. Do not leave hard-boiled eggs out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.

To help your dyed Easter eggs last, once you’re done coloring them, store them unpeeled in an airtight container in the fridge. Not removing the shells protects them from lingering bacteria. Once you peel them, eat immediately!

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