One egg, dozens of ways to decorate it! Dyeing Easter eggs is a rite of spring, typically by being dunked into a bath of liquid dye and white vinegar. But why stop there? Have you ever wondered how to dye Easter eggs naturally? Or decoupage them with patterned paper? Or make them marbleized, speckled, foiled in gold, or spatter-painted? Here, we have dozens of creative ideas, plus the expert tips to make yours stand out at the annual Easter egg hunt. Watch our video on how to blow out an egg so that you can save your beautiful creations for years to come or make our DIY drying pin board that allow your dyed eggs to dry evenly (no mess ever again). And don’t forget to check out our printable color wheel to get the exact hue you want. However your eggs are embellished, dyed, painted, or adorned, with our tips, they’re bound to be eggs-traordinary.
Decorating Easter Eggs
Here's a roundup of some of the best egg-decorating tips and tricks we've hatched over the years. With our techniques as a guide, you can create treasures to dye for.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Egg Dyeing and Easter BasketsRing in Spring with Martha and Executive Editorial Director Kevin Sharkey – as they dye & decorate Easter Eggs and show off Martha’s collection of Easter Baskets.
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Easter Egg Ideas from the MSLO StaffAt our Easter Eggstravaganza, MSLO staffers were invited to demonstrate their Easter egg ideas. What we ended up with was an array of impressive ideas -- from pretty twists on the classic polka dot to quirky personifications of hula dancers and flamingos. Click through to browse our most eggcellent ideas!
This Brilliant Trick to Decorating Easter Eggs Turns Mess into Magic
Egg Dyeing 101Dyeing and decorating eggs is everyone's favorite Easter tradition. With these tips and techniques, your Easter eggs will turn out great every time.
Egg Drying RackHere's a Good Thing that will help you dry your eggs without making a mess.
Egg GlossaryWhile ordinary white chicken eggs make a terrific blank canvas for all sorts of decorating projects, we like to experiment with different types.
Dyeing Eggs Naturally
Easter Egg Dyeing Color WheelsOur color wheels and formulas will yield a rainbow of opportunity this Easter. From eye-popping neons to pretty pastels, any color Easter egg is possible with the a few drops of the right dye and an eye on the time.
Washi Tape-Decorated Easter EggsGet the look of découpage eggs with washi tape—no glue necessary.
Chalkboard Easter EggsA few coats of paint is all it takes to turn ordinary eggs into mini chalkboards. The best part? You can wipe away your designs and start from scratch whenever you want a new look.
Tie-Dye Easter EggsAn ordinary paper towel and some liquid food dye is all you need to create these vibrant, tie-dyed Easter eggs.
Paper-Napkin Decoupage EggsBrighten a clutch of undyed eggs with stylized patterns from paper napkins.
How to Blow Out an EggPost
7 Extraordinary Easter Traditions from Around the World
Here's how people all around the world celebrate on Easter Sunday, beyond bunnies and baskets. Think: flying kites, water fights, exploding parade carts, and even decorating Easter trees.Post
A Brilliantly Blue Natural Easter Egg Dyeing Technique -– Two Ways!
The secret to that rich indigo color? It's hiding in your fridge! With a few pantry staples and a fresh batch of eggs, Jena Carlin of Little Rusted Ladle shows how you can create these speckled, marbled Easter eggs just in time for Sunday.Article
Chocolate Easter Eggs Wrapped in Foil
Peel away the colorful tinfoil and you'll find a sweet surprise! This idea from Linda Facci of Facci Designs works like magic: ordinary eggs are filled with solid chocolate.Article
Cute Woodland Animal Easter Eggs
What's that hiding in the bushes? It's a congregation of cute forest critters! Think: itty-bitty birds, foxes, squirrels, and bunnies. Kids will love making their features: beady eyes and funny noses, and adults will adore them too.Video
How to Marbleize Easter EggsStep outside your normal Easter egg dyeing routine and try this fool-proof technique for adding swirling, marbleized patterns to the Easter tradition. You won't believe how easy it is!Video
Splattered Easter EggsA shop-your-pantry supply list and a technique so easy it's child's play make these eggs an ideal last-minute Easter craft for all ages.Article
Delicately Stenciled Egg Cups
Whether you're presenting hardboiled eggs for the dinner table or looking for a way to display your decorated Easter eggs, these stenciled egg cups offer a personalized touch.Article
Honeycomb Easter Egg Decorations
These Easter eggs are larger than life! Trace an egg shape out of a tissue paper honeycomb ball and brighten your home for spring.Article
Easter Eggs with Decoupaged Feathers
These decorated wooden eggs will last you for Easters to come. Each one is painted in pastel colors and decoupaged with tiny feathers for a modern, yet natural look.Video
Easter Egg Dyeing Basics
Follow these tips and techniques for perfectly dyed Easter eggs every time.Video
Origami Egg CupsWhen folded in a series of simple steps, origami paper can become sturdy enough to hold an egg. The cups can even double as fun place-cards for your Easter brunch — try playing with different colors and textures for a festive feel.Post
Mess-Free Easter-Egg Decorating? Sign Us Up!
Easter-egg decorating is not exactly known for being an easy-cleanup project. But we promise this fun and easy kids' craft will keep the little ones entertained without covering your kitchen in egg dye.Feature
10 Things You Didn't Know About Dyeing Easter Eggs
Egg-dyeing is a delicate art. The colors may bleed and get muddy, or the patterns might not come out exactly as you intended. Here, our craft experts share tips they have culled from years of egg-decorating experience and steps on how to achieve the perfect results for some of our favorite decorating techniques. Whether you're a novice or an eggs-pert, your basket is sure to impress the Easter Bunny this year.
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Say Bye-Bye to Dye! Introducing Painted Papier-Mache Easter Eggs
Instead of dyeing your Easter eggs this year, try painting them! They'll add a modern pop of color to your Easter decor and last for years to come.Post
Confetti Easter Egg Poppers: Festive, Fun, Functional!
This little project will go a long way at the Easter table -- it's part place card, part festive tabletop decor, and part fabulously fun activity for the kids. Just be sure to have a broom and dustpan nearby -- things are about to get REALLY festive at the table!Article
Easter Egg Clip-Art Templates
Clip-art line drawings make it easy to apply graphic patterns to colorful dyed eggs for Easter. Simply cut out the illustrations and glue them to the eggs with decoupage finish, then fill in the outlines.