How to Make Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

An ordinary paper towel and some liquid food dye is all you need to create these vibrant, tie-dyed Easter eggs.

paper towel tie dye eggs
Photo: Aaron Dyer

If there's any DIY to take part in for an Easter celebration, it is dyeing Easter eggs. There are so many reasons to love this age-old holiday craft, but one of our favorites is coating the eggs with an array of vibrant hues that speak to the spring season. One way to truly make these eggs into colorful works of art is by adding a multitude of colors to each egg with our tie-dyeing technique. To make this DIY for yourself, you'll need to start by making a hard-cooked egg. From there, round up a few other materials, including white vinegar and liquid food coloring, and lots of creativity to make this vibrant Easter craft.

What You'll Need



  1. Drip several drops of food coloring onto a section of paper towel. Place drops closer together or farther apart for a more or less saturated look, respectively.

  2. Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and vinegar (1 teaspoon vinegar for each cup water). Lightly spray the paper towel until the food coloring spreads out slightly.

  3. Wrap paper towel around egg and secure with a rubber band. Let it sit for 30 seconds, then unwrap paper towel.

  4. Test out several brands of paper towels—different patterns of perforation will create different textures on the egg surface.

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