10 Ways to Dye an Easter Egg
Easter Egg Dying
The most memorable part of Easter is dying easter eggs. It's fun for kids and adults! There are many different ways to dye an easter egg. From a simple crayon, to using silk ties and lace. Have fun with lots of items that you have laying around!
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- Use Crayons
- Use Food Coloring
- Use Tissue Paper
- Use Ribbon
- Use Stickers
- Use a Kit
- Use Rubber Bands
- Use a Sponge
- Use a Silk Tie
- Use a Doily or Lace
How to Use Crayons
Making a mark
Most commonly, a white crayon is used to draw on the egg before it is dyed. Then, after you dye it, the drawing appears as white while the rest is colored. Another way to use crayons is to color them while the boiled egg is still warm. Simply hold the warm egg with a paper towel (careful not to do it when it's too hot to hold) and color with lots of different colors. The wax from the crayons will melt, creating a unique design.
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How to Use Food Coloring - Blend your bold colors
Food coloring is going to be used in most of your egg decorating. It's really quite simple to use. Use about 20 drops of food coloring (feel free to mix colors to get desired color) with 1 tablespoon of Vinegar, and 1/2 cup warm water. Lower your egg into the bowl of food coloring liquid for about a minute (longer if you want a brighter color) and place it in a stand to dry.
If you are using a food coloring gel, then use the tip of a butter knife to scoop a little out and mix it in the liquid mixture. The more gel you use the brighter the color is going to be. Try different colors on the same egg. Dip a part of the egg in, let it dry, then dip another part. Mix it up!
Food Coloring Tip: Color when the egg is still a little warm, it will dry the food coloring much faster.
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Free Printable Stands for Easter Eggs
Tip: Use Card Stock to print on
How to Use Tissue Paper - Rip, tear, CREATE!
Need a way to get rid of all that tissue paper? Decorate an easter egg with it! There are many different ways you can use tissue paper. Check out this Easter Craft site for more techniques and tips.
How to Use Ribbon
Give your egg personality
Ribbon is a fun and easy way to decorate eggs! You can color your egg any way you want, and then use tape, or a to place the ribbon wherever you would like on the egg to embelish it. Or you can just use multiple ribbons rather than using food coloring or other methods. Glue Dot
You can also place ribbons tightly around the egg, then submerge it in the food coloring liquid, and take the ribbon off after it dries for a white band around your egg.
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How to Use Stickers - Before and After
Use stickers to decorate your egg. You can place a sticker on your egg before you dye it, then peel off the sticker to see the shape it makes. I suggest using a bunny sticker that's cut out like a bunny, it makes a really cute shape! Or you can use stickers to embelish your egg after coloring it the way you would like.
How to Use Easter Egg Kits - Have it all in a box!
Make it easy with these fun kits that your kids are sure to enjoy! This is a simple way to get all the items you need for easter egg coloring, and have fun with their favorite characters!
This kit is lots of fun! It makes really beautiful and unique looking eggs. Includes 3 Goose Eggs and the supplies you need to create a beautiful decoupage egg.
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How to Use Rubber Bands
Create cool designs
Rubber bands make it easy to decorate an easter egg. You can put as many rubber bands as you want on the egg, dip it into the food coloring dye and take it out to dry completely before taking off the rubber bands. See all the cool designs you can make with it.
Tip: Don't use too many rubber bands, because then all you end up with is a few colored spots and a whole lot of white!
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How to Use a Sponge - For the perfect looking egg
How to Use a Silk Tie
Unique and Beautiful
You will want to have a silk tie or shirt that you no longer want to use. If you don't have this, you can go to a thrift store to buy one for a low price. You will also want an old white sheet, tablecoth or pillowcase. Other items used are: Twist ties, vinegar, water, vegetable oil, paper towels and tongs or a spoon.
I learned this from the Martha Stewart website. So for detailed instructions, visit the link Silk-Tie Easter Eggs.
This really makes a beautiful egg!
Do you have an old tie laying around?
How to Use Lace
For the pretty displays
This makes for a beautiful egg. To make this you will need: egg dye, rubber bands, lace trimmings, scissors, and a foam board with flathead pins
I also found this one on the Martha Stewart website. (She makes some great stuff) For detailed instructions visit Lace Eggs.
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