We try to decorate our Easter eggs a different way each year. This year we decided to try tie dying them. We love vibrant colors and interesting patterns. I'll warn you though, it was messy!
We had such a fun time making tie dyed Easter eggs!
Supplies needed to make tie dye Easter eggs:
- White eggs (we hard boiled ours but you could blow them out too)
- White napkins (or paper towels-- one sheet per egg you will be dying)
- liquid watercolors (or food coloring if you plan on eating them!)
- Eye droppers
- something to protect your table
To make tie dye Easter eggs:
- We put down a tablecloth that we use often for art and set out liquid watercolors in little paint cup trays. We had a cup of water to rinse out our droppers between colors too.
- With our area all set up we wet down the napkins with vinegar until they were damp all over. The kids then used droppers to drop liquid watercolor onto one napkin. They filled the napkin with colors and even let them combine together in some places.
Napkin all filed with color
- Once they had their napkin the way they liked it they placed an egg in the center and wrapped the egg in paper towel. We then set it aside to dry.
- We continued until all 12 eggs were decorated. Once dry (or nearly dry) we began peeling the napkins off the eggs and uncovered our beautiful designs.
Our fingers were quite stained from handing the colored napkins but they quickly cleaned up with some sugar scrubs, soap and water.
These were some of the most vibrant Easter eggs we've ever made and we had a great time figuring out how we got some colors like purple when the boys didn't really use any purple.