Easter is just around the corner, and each year we look forward to the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs.   The process is simple enough for the little ones to help out, and it is such a fun activity for them to get involved and design their own little egg creations!  Tie-dyeing Easter eggs is a unique way to bring some color to your eggs, and the results are very impressive!


To get started you will need to gather a few supplies:

Paper towels (Viva brand works great! Very thick!)
Distilled white vinegar
Hard boiled eggs
Liquid food coloring
Latex gloves

Prepare an area that can get dripped on with the dye.  I found it best to line a baking dish with a few layers of paper towels.

Put on your latex gloves and rip off a half sheet of paper towel, and dip it into a bowl with the white vinegar.

Squeeze off the excess vinegar, and wrap the hard boiled egg tight with the paper towel, trying to just have one layer of the towel around the egg.  There will be a little extra paper towel on one side.

Place the wrapped egg on your prepared area and squeeze drops of food coloring around the egg, alternating colors if you wish!  (This is the part that the children enjoy doing the most!)

Have the person with the latex gloves on rotate the egg, and continue to place drops of the food coloring all around the egg on the paper towel.  It works best if you allow the squeeze bottle tip to come in contact with the paper towel, then squeeze on the dye right into the paper towel.

When the entire egg has been colored with the dye, have the person with the gloves on carefully unwrap the egg, and place in the egg carton to dry and admire your work!

Once the eggs are completely dry, show them off, crack them open and have a snack, or hide them for the kids in your Easter egg hunt!

The littles would love to find such a fun egg to add to their Easter basket of treasures!


This project is by Caroline, the talented mom and author of Armelle blog!