33 Egg-citing Ways for Coloring Easter Eggs


Coloring Easter eggs with unique designs, materials, and vibrant Easter colors is easier than ever!  I’ve found the best Easter egg coloring tutorials with food coloring chart and using cool materials like glitter, gold leaf, nail polish, paint pens, markers, melted crayons, cool whip, and even shaving cream.

We’ve taken away all the guess work on dying Easter eggs with these incredible tutorials and Easter egg coloring tips.  I’ve got creative designs for Easter eggs painting, mosaics, ombre, naturally dyed Easter colors, and even a couple confetti eggs.

Coloring Easter Eggs

Image Credits: larecetadelafelicidad.com, Botanical Eggs, Confetti Painted Eggs, Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Before we get into the DIY step-by-step pictured tutorials let’s talk hard-boiled eggs.  If you’re wondering what to make with all your hard-boiled eggs you can also check out my 10 best recipes on how to make deviled eggs.  I’ve got your back, girl. {high fives}

In the meantime, here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding how to boil eggs as well as coloring Easter eggs best practices.

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.

  1. Cover and bring water to a boil.
  2. Next, turn off the heat and let the eggs stand and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. 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.

Easter Colors to Mix

I am LOVING all the trendy Easter colors that are in the stores right now and thanks to McCormick dying eggs with food coloring and creating these vibrant colors is easier than ever and they take out all the guess work.

Easter egg dye food coloring chart

1. Easter egg dye food coloring chart ~ Using McCormick’s Easter egg dye food coloring chart you can make unique Easter colors that match your home decor or Easter theme perfectly.  {giggle}

Best Way to Color Easter Eggs?

The best way to color Easter eggs are up to personal interpretation.  Here is what I think the easiest ways to color Easter eggs can be.  After you have hard boiled your eggs and refrigerated them over night, mix the following materials into each coloring cup:

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 10-12 drops liquid food coloring

Fill container with the mixture of enough water to cover the egg, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and about 10 to 20 drops of food coloring. The more food coloring you add, the darker the color of the egg will be.  Repeat for each cup color that you want to make and add your your hard-boiled eggs individually.

Now that we’ve laid the ground-work for great foundation of yummy hard-boiled eggs lets jump into the Coloring Easter egg tutorials and how-tos.

Naturally Dyed Easter Colors

Here’s the list of household materials and natural ingredients for coloring Easter Eggs that you can use to make color eggs with your kids.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

2. Naturally Dyed Easter Colors ~ Create beautiful and subtle colors using all natural dyes for your Easter eggs – fruits, veggies and spices.

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

Ombre Easter Egg Coloring

Ooooh!  I just adore an ombre.  These ombre Easter colors are so Tip Junie don’t you think!?!

DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

3.  DIY Ombre Easter Eggs ~ Egg coloring with natural ingredients an ombre or variegated design, 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.

Egg Coloring Brown Eggs

Natural Brown Easter Eggs with White Patterns Drawn on with White Pen

4. Natural Brown Easter Eggs ~ If you don’t want to color your eggs but just embellish or draw on them then this easy tutorial is for you.  Using a non-toxic white paint pen draw pretty designs and patterns onto naturally brown eggs.

Dying Eggs With Food Coloring

Create your own Easter colors and variations using these dying eggs with food coloring DIY ideas and pictured tutorials.

Easter Egg Coloring Tips-jpg

Easter Egg Coloring Tips

5.  How To Dye Easter Eggs And Get Vibrant Colors ~ By using more food coloring these colors are very concentrated, so it really doesn’t take long at all to color your eggs.

6. Neon Dip-Dyed Easter Eggs ~ 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.

7. Wax-Resist Coloring Easter Eggs ~ Whether you dye your eggs before you use wax on them you will get the best result if you heat the eggs in the oven to melt the wax.  This will give it a nice glistening shine.

How to dye eggs with food coloring without vinegar?

8. Dinosaur Eggs ~ These Dinosaur Eggs are awesome!  They are also very easy to make.  All you need is hard-boiled eggs and regular food coloring.

9. Kool-Aid Eggs ~ These Kool-Aid dyed eggs are fun, fruity and nostalgic.  Your kids will be so excited to help.  All you need is hard-boiled eggs, Kool-Aid and water.

Coloring Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

The Easiest Liquid Free Easter Egg Coloring

10.  Liquid Free Easter Egg Coloring ~ Just two ingredients.  Grab some cool whip and food coloring and you’ll be able to enjoy some hands-on egg coloring with your child.

How to dye Easter eggs — with shaving cream?

  • Add a thick layer of shaving cream 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.

You can also substitute shaving cream with cool whip to make it toddler friendly. {knuckle bumps}

Coloring Easter Eggs with Crayon

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

11. Melted Crayon Easter Eggs ~ After the eggs have been hard boiled and are still warm you can doodle on them with crayons.  The heat from the hard boiled egg will melt the crayon.

Mosaic Easter Eggs Tutorial

12.  Mosaic Easter Eggs ~ Using vinegar and food coloring to dye you’ll use broken egg shells as the mosaic tiles to glue onto the egg. Tedious but gorgeous!

Coloring Easter Eggs with Markers

13.  Doodle Easter Eggs ~ Forget about color and keep your Easter Eggs simple in black and white.  Take out your sharpie and have fun doodling on your eggs.

Amazing Easter Eggs

14. Easter Egg Decorating Ideas ~ Alisa Burke has a half dozen unique ideas for decorating Easter eggs.  Each of them create gorgeous one of a kind works of art and together they make an amazing collection of eggs that will look great on your Easter table.  And the techniques are easy enough for people of all ages to use.

DIY Paint Pen Eggs

15.  DIY Paint Pen Eggs ~ Using matte or satin spray paint and oil-based paint pens you can draw designs to create these patterned Easter eggs in under 30 minutes.

Puffy Paint Eggs

16.  Puffy Paint Eggs ~ Use Tulip Dimensional Fabric paint and create fun designs like swirls, stripes, polka dots, monograms and so much more.  If you don’t want to lose your artwork you can use this tutorial for plastic eggs too.

Coloring Easter Eggs with Nail Polish

Please Note: Since eggshells are porous, if you use nail polish and other non-consumable items your 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.

Marbled Eggs {DIY Easter Eggs}

17.  Marbled Eggs ~ Coloring Easter eggs these bright colors 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!

Nail Polish Eggs with DIY Marble Easter Egg Look

18.  Nail Polish Eggs ~ Create a marble look using nail polish and a cup of distilled water at room temp. Since the egg shells are porous I wouldn’t recommend eating them if you use this technique.  I also love these Easter colors.

Coloring Easter Eggs with Glitter

How to Make Glitter Eggs

20. How to Make Glitter Eggs ~ Add some sparkle to Easter with these fun Easter eggs!

Glitter Easter Eggs

21. Gold Glitter Easter Eggs ~ Blown out eggs are glitterfied with school supplies, Elmer’s glue and glitter!

Coloring Easter Eggs with Paint

DIY Terrazzo Painted Eggs

19.  DIY Terrazzo Painted Eggs ~ Use 4-5 Easter colors of acrylic paint and paintbrushes you can do this on fake eggs or hard boiled eggs. It’s a flooring design that’s easier than a mosaic. I love the orange, teal, and pinks she used as they are such great colors for spring.

Kaleidoscope Easter Eggs

22. Kaleidoscope Easter Eggs ~ Here is a fancy schmancy way to decorate some eggs for your Easter decor this year! Spray paint paper mache eggs along with some craft paint and you’ll create beautiful kaleidoscope eggs to display! Festive and chic!

Paper Pineapple Easter Eggs

23.  Paper Pineapple Easter Eggs ~ Using yellow craft paint, green card-stock, and a glue gun you can create these super sweet pineapple eggs.  Coloring Easter eggs don’t have to be traditional or flat!

Painted Eggs A Flowering Cactus

24.  Unique Easter Eggs Paintings ~ How to paint hard boiled eggs as a ladybird, a strawberry and a flowering cactus painted egg.

Coloring Easter Eggs with Gold Leaf

DIY Gold Leaf Eggs

25. DIY Gold Leaf Eggs ~ Dye your eggs along with some gold leaf and you’ll create beautiful golden eggs to display! Festive and chic!

Amazing Easter Egg

26. Gold Leaf Easter Bunny Egg ~ This Golden Bunny Easter egg is absolutely exquisite.  It reminds me of a foil wrapped chocolate bunny. Learn this fun new technique for decorating Easter eggs.  All you need is gold leaf adhesive, gold leaf, pencil and paint brush.

27. DIY Foil Easter Eggs ~ These foil Easter eggs are absolutely exquisite.  It reminds me of a foil wrapped chocolate bunny. Learn this fun new technique for decorating Easter eggs.  All you need is gold leaf adhesive, gold leaf, pencil and paint brush.

Gold Striped Eggs

28. Gold Striped Eggs ~ Create your own Gold Striped Eggs with a gold foil paint pen and plastic eggs.  Aren’t these gorgeous?!

Shimmering Eastaer Eggs

29.  Shimmering Easter Eggs ~ Bring elegance to your Easter basket or decorations by spraying your hard-cooked eggs with shimmering Color Mist food color spray in silver and gold.

Golden Speckled Eggs 

30. Golden Speckled Eggs ~ These gorgeous speckled eggs are perfect for Spring!  They remind me of robin eggs with the speckled paint.

31. DIY Gold Painted Eggs ~ Blown out eggs are glitterfied with school supplies, Elmer’s glue and glitter!

Confetti Easter Eggs

Carrot Confetti Easter Eggs

32. Carrot Confetti Easter Eggs ~ How fun are these carrot eggs?  Any bunny would love these!  {{snicker}}  Using an orange sharpie you can make carrots from squiggle lines.

33. Confetti Painted Eggs ~ How fun are these confetti eggs?  Using a pencil eraser and craft paint you can make perfect polka dots

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DIY to Dying Easter Eggs The Easy Way

If this isn’t enough crafty goodness for you, I’ve got more!

34.  DIYs 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

Click here to see these dying Easter egg how-to tutorials with pictured instructions.

Got More Egg Questions?

Using Easter egg dye food coloring chart by McCormick here are what you can do to make these specific Easter colors.  I noticed some of you were wondering.

How to dye eggs pink?

Wondering how to dye eggs pink?  There are several ways you an dye eggs pink.

  • You can use 10 drops of McCormic pink food coloring.
  • Use red food coloring and don’t leave in the dye very long.
  • Dye using natural ingredients like beets, pomegranate juice, boiled red onion skins, cranberries, or raspberries.

If that doesn’t create a vibrant enough pink color then try this add 18 drops of red food coloring to the vinegar and stir.  Next add 2 drops of blue food coloring and stir until well blended.  This should create a hot pink or fuchsia pink.

How long do you boil eggs for Easter egg coloring?

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.

More coloring Easter egg tutorials here…

40 Best Easter Egg Designs to DIY on Tip Junkie

40 Best Easter Egg Designs to DIY ~ These 40 Easter egg designs with free pictured tutorials will teach you how to color Easter eggs, give you free Easter egg templates, and learn how to make funny Easter eggs like Disney Eggs, Angry Bird eggs, and more!

Plus, check out these Easter Egg Hunt ideas…

18 Easter Egg Hunt and Activities for Easter Sunday15 Easter Egg Hunt and Activities for Easter Sunday

 Be sure to check out the Tip Junkie Easter site for decorations, party ideas, free printables, recipes, and kids craft ideas.

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