Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Two easy ways to make cute Easter eggs!
Last year I’ve tried two creative ideas for Easter egg decorating – natural dyeing with home supplies and hot wax painting. This year I decided to try a few other ways and I’ll share the first two today.
One of the foods I tried last year for natural egg dyeing was red cabbage. I love various shades of blue and lavender! To my disappointment, the colour didn’t come out too strong even though I added some blueberries. This year I found a different way to dye eggs naturally with blueberries. Plus I found another easy way to turn the eggs into an abstract piece of art!
Did you enjoy this fun DIY? Pin it for later to one of your ‘Easter’ or ‘Creative DIY & Crafts’ Pinterest boards!
Natural Easter Egg Dye with Blueberries
- white eggs
- 1 cup of blueberries (will dye approx. 3-4 eggs)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tbl spoons of vinegar
- glass jar
- rubber bands (optional)
Blend a cup of blueberries together with a cup of water. Pour the solution into a saucepan and bring to a simmering point. Once a few bubbles begin to form, turn the heat off and stir in two table spoons of vinegar.
Allow the mixture to set and cool down, in the mean time hard-boil some white shell eggs. Make sure the heat isn’t too high because big boiling bubbles could make the eggs crack.
Once the mixture gets cooler, pour it into a glass jar and unpeeled hard boiled eggs. You can make additional decorating design on the white shell by putting some rubber bands around the egg before placing them into the colouring mixture.
Put the jar to a cool place and leave for 24 hrs. The take the eggs out and wipe with a kitchen towel to wipe off the soft blueberry coat which forms on top of the shell. Underneath should be a beautifully dyed cloudy blue egg!
Simple Egg Dye with Rice
This technique is even simpler than natural egg dye! This dyeing idea is done using food colouring and rice.
- white shell eggs
- black food colouring (or any colour of your choice)
- plastic container with a lid
- 2-3 tea spoons of water
Put one cup of rice into a plastic container and add about 4 drops of the black food colouring. Begin with fully concentrated colouring paste and mix until the rice is all covered.
Place first egg in and roll it around using your hands. At this point the rice is quite sticky so it needs a bit of help to colour the egg shell.
After you’ve coloured a first few eggs, add 2-3 tea spoons of water into the mixture to make it thinner. Place another egg into the container and close with the lid. The water will allow you to colour the egg shell by shaking the container a little. Because the colouring is now more runny, it will create more watery design on the egg shell.
For this technique you can use hard boiled eggs. You can also use raw eggs with the yolk and egg white blown out. Carefully make two small holes on top and bottom of the egg. Blow through one and allow the egg yolk and egg white come out of the other hole.