We love to color Easter eggs! This year we wanted to try something different than the regular Easter egg dye kits you find in the stores. For one thing, using the dye kits can be time consuming, and we’re pretty busy this time of year. Another reason is that dye kits can be difficult for toddlers to use, and this year we needed something toddler friendly.
We chose to do tie dye Easter eggs, because it’s quick, and it’s an easy process for even the youngest egg-artist. It’s inexpensive, too! Want to know how it’s done? Read on!
First, gather your supplies:
- Dry hard boiled eggs
- Vinegar, which we poured into a bowl
- Paper towels – I like the Viva brand for this project, because they are strong paper towels!
- Rubber bands (optional)
- Food coloring. We used McCorkmick’s neon food coloring we found at Walmart.
First, dip a paper towel in the vinegar and squeeze it out.
Wrap the damp paper towel around the egg and secure with a rubber band.
Hold the rubber band end of the paper towel and squeeze dye onto the egg.
Alternately, you can tear off about a 1/4 of a wet-with-vinegar paper towel and just wrap it around the egg. Note: I highly recommend using surgical gloves, if you don’t want your fingers to look like mine! Though this process is quick, easy, and inexpensive, it is definitely messy!
Squeeze different colors of dye all over the eggs. I found this method worked a little better than the rubber band method. Whether you use the rubber band or not, make sure you dye your eggs over newspaper or paper towels. As you can see from the above picture, the dye gets everywhere.
Unwrap the eggs and dry in the carton.
And there you have it! Quick, easy, and inexpensive tie dyed Easter eggs!