Egg Decorating!

Egg Decorating!

Easter is finally coming around the corner, that means egg decorating, Easter baskets, decorations, spring weather, and much more to come. A loved tradition that many have used around Easter, is egg decorating! Decorating eggs can be a fun way to get in the Easter spirit, spend time with family and friends, and let out your artistic abilities. 

Simple Colors

How do you decorate an Easter egg? Some may ask, well this is the article for you! There are many different ways, styles, and things you can do in order to decorate your egg. One of the most popular ways to decorate an Easter egg is by using the simple food dye method. The first and most important step before you do anything is to hard boil your egg! If you don’t, you will end up with a messy kitchen table! After your egg is boiled make sure to store it in the fridge until use. The next step is to mix one teaspoon of vinegar with ¼ a teaspoon of food coloring (color(s) of your choice) and then pour that mixture into ¾ a cup of water (If needed, add more water to make sure the whole egg is covered. Step three is to put your egg in the mixture and wait five minutes before removing the egg. This is to allow the color to sink in. If you want to dye your egg multiple colors, you can simply just hold one side of the egg up while dipping one side of the egg in the mixture, and the vis versa for the other side. After you have let your egg sit in the mixture, let it dry for about 10 – 15 minutes (sometimes longer). 

Getting Creative

If you want more than just one or two colors on your egg, and want to spice things up, here is an extra thing you can do to make your egg pop out more. Take a crayon or wax pencil and simply draw your designs on the boiled egg, before putting it in the mixture. Once your egg is ready to be removed, your designs should show up with no color looking like this. 

Want to get even more creative than that? This is a bit messy, but lots of fun! Take some shaving cream and make marble eggs! All you have to do is make designs in the shaving cream with food dye, and roll your egg on it, once done, let the egg(s) dry. After eggs are fully dry, simply wipe off any access shaving cream, and you are left with a beautiful marble egg. 

Want to eat these eggs? No problem! Just simply substitute your shaving cream for whipped cream, and make sure to use food coloring. Then simply enjoy!

Non-Messy Egg Decorating

If you are not into dealing with liquids and dyes, then this way of decorating an egg may just be the one for you. All the supplies you will need are hard-boiled eggs, and some markers (permanent markers work the best). This is a fast and easy way to decorate your eggs without having to wait for them to dry or settle in dye. Once your boiled egg is ready and cooled, just take your markers and get creative. It’s that simple! No mess, No worries, No waiting! This hack to decorating eggs is a great way to have mess-less fun! 

If you are interested in an easy and “Organic” or “Natural” way to decorate your eggs, there are multiple ways to do that! By using beets, blueberries, and some other different foods, you can make beautiful natural coloring. To start this process, use the following recipe (other recipes can work)

Per cup of water use the following:

  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage = blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs
  • 1 cup red onion skins = lavender or red eggs
  • 1 cup yellow onion skins = orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs
  • 1 cup shredded beets = pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric = yellow eggs
  • 1 bag Red Zinger tea = lavender eggs
  • Add one tablespoon of white vinegar to every cup of strained dye liquid.
  • For every dozen eggs, plan on using at least four cups of dye liquid.

Egg Decorating Kits

There are many websites and stores that sell kits to decorate eggs. This makes things a little bit easier and less messy. Here is a list of stores and websites that sell them… – Target – Amazon – Walmart – Micheals

There are many more kits, but these are just a few suggestions! Happy Spring!