Fun & Unique Easter Egg Dyeing Techniques


It seems that many people are just buying plastic eggs these days rather than dyeing their own Easter eggs. It’s really sad because dyeing Easter eggs is so much fun and easy to do! It’s an activity that both kids and adults can have fun doing and it’s something to look forward to every Easter. If you are looking for a fun and unique way to dye your Easter eggs this year, give these simple but stylish techniques a try.

Rubber Band Technique: Wrap rubber bands around a hard boiled egg and dip into a dye until the egg reaches the desired color. Remove the egg from the dye and carefully remove the rubber bands. You can get really creative with these by dyeing the eggs with a base color and then wrapping it in rubber bands and dyeing again. You can also make crazy patterns or even stylish plaid patterns.


Masking Technique: Adhere sticker shapes, letters, or designs to the hard boiled egg and then dip into the dye. Wherever you adhere the stickers, the egg will not be dyed. Cut out your own shapes from masking tape or scotch tape. Use stickers, sticky foam shapes and letters, whatever you have. Be careful using regular paper stickers though because they will disintegrate in the dye and leave behind a sticky residue.


Botanical Print Technique: Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with pantyhose to hold it in place. Secure the pantyhose tightly to the egg with a rubber band. Put the pantyhose wrapped egg into the dye and allow to soak until it reaches the desired color. Remove the egg from the dye and very carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf.


For instructions on how to hard boil the perfect egg, click HERE.


  1. We have tons of those foam stickers we are definitely doing that this year, great idea!

  2. What a great idea. I will try this with my daughter. She loves to dye eggs.
    Thanks for the tip.

  3. So simple, I love it! Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Great ideas, my kids love egg painting. Thanks for sharing.

  5. A lot of my friends always buy the plastic eggs for their kids but we try to dye them every year. It’s such a great opportunity to find family time and the kids seem to be more interested than when I just give them a bag of plastic eggs. Thanks for the ideas!