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Unique ways to dye Easter eggs

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

A different way to dye

Mix up the old tradition of dyeing Easter eggs with these creative new ideas. Have fun with your Easter eggs this year.

Whipped cream-dyed Easter eggs

Whipped cream eggs |


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Tub of whipped cream
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Glass baking dish
  • Vinegar


  1. Soak the hard-boiled eggs in vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. While the eggs are soaking, spread a layer of whipped cream in the bottom of a glass baking dish.
  3. Drop droplets of liquid food coloring over the top of the whipped cream. Use a straw or a toothpick to swirl the food coloring into the whipped cream.
  4. Remove the eggs from the vinegar, then place them on top of the whipped cream.
  5. Roll the eggs around until they are completely covered by the whipped cream, then let the eggs sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the eggs from the whipped cream and rinse them off with cold water to reveal the design underneath.

Sharpie-dyed Easter eggs

Sharpie dyed Easter eggs |


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Sharpie pens
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spray bottle


  1. Pour some rubbing alcohol into a small spray bottle.
  2. Color a design on the outside of the hard-boiled egg with a Sharpie.
  3. Working quickly, before the Sharpie has had a chance to set, spray it lightly with the rubbing alcohol. The colors will bleed and spread across the egg.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the egg is completely covered with the Sharpie dye.

Tissue paper-dyed Easter eggs

Tissue paper dyed Easter eggs |


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Tissue paper*
  • Paintbrush
  • Water


  1. Use the paintbrush to wet the outside of the hard-boiled egg.
  2. Wrap the egg tightly in a sheet of tissue paper.
  3. Paint the outside of the tissue paper with water until the tissue paper is completely saturated.
  4. Let the eggs sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove the tissue paper to reveal the design underneath.

*Not all tissue paper will work for this project. Choose a tissue paper that will "bleed" when wet.

More Easter craft ideas

Animal-themed Easter crafts for kids
Make your own Easter basket
Easter party crafts for kids

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