Fun Ways to Dye an Egg

Is it just me or is the traditional way of dyeing eggs quite messy? Okay, now that I think about it, these ideas might be messy too. But a different kind of messy!šŸ˜‚

However, here are some other ways to dye your eggs that *might* be easier, less messy, more kid-friendly, or just give your eggs a look that you like better. Or maybe you forgot and you already have these items in your house!

Send me a photo if you try any of these!

(I would recommend using kitchen or medical gloves to protect hands for each of these.)

Put white rice in a bag or plastic cup. Add a few drops of dye to each. Add an egg and stir or swish it around. The final product is a fun, textured, speckled egg! This is relatively easy, and I personally really like this texture the best!


Wrap a paper towel around an egg and secure with a rubber band. Dot the paper towel with a variety of polka dots with the dye bottle. Spritz the center of the dots on the paper towel with a water bottle. Gently press the paper towel to the egg to let the water and dye soak in. (Don’t forget gloves!) Let the paper towel dry and then take it off to reveal your groovy pattern! Here are some step-by-step instructions.


Add a shallow layer of shaving cream (the foam kind, not gel) to a GLASS bowl or pan. Place drops of food coloring in random spots all over the shaving cream. Drag a toothpick or skewer through the shaving cream in random lines to create swirls. Roll an egg from one end of the pan to the other, through the swirls. Take it out and put it on a paper towel to let it dry for about 10 minutes. Then wipe the shaving cream off with a paper towel and check out your masterpiece.


Fill a disposable plastic bowl (like a Gladware disposable container) with ROOM temperature water. Drop a few dots of various colors of nail polish into the water. Gently squeeze the sides of the cup to make the polish spread. You can also use a tooth pick and drag the polish to make fun designs. ROLL the egg across the top of the water the same time you are dunking it into the water. All the polish will stick to the egg. Then set it on a paper towel to dry. 

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