Do you ever wish you could add more detail to your Easter egg designs? This Painted Easter Eggs method allows you to create all kinds of amazing designs, and you can do it with just two simple ingredients from your kitchen!!
There are are few reasons I am absolutely in love with this method. First, it was much less messy than our traditional Easter egg coloring experience, where the counters are covered in colored water, newspaper and whatever else. Instead you only have about 1/2 a teaspoon of liquid per color, and it is much easier to control.
Second, I love the opportunity for my kids to be creative. They could paint scenes or go abstract with lines, dots, and swirls. We even drew faces on some of them, and the kids couldn’t get enough.
Painted Easter Eggs
The first step in creating amazing Painted Easter Eggs is making the simple, 2 ingredient dye paint.
The Dye Paint Recipe – Per Color
- 1/2 tsp distilled white vinegar
- 10 drops of food coloring
You’ll need to mix repeat this mixture for each color. To apply the dye paint, we used q-tips. They were perfect for soaking up the dye paint, and then allowing the kids to control the paint as they put it on the eggs.
Quick tip… the colors can drip if there is too much dye in your q-tip. I keep a paper plate or paper towel next to my station, so I can wipe away excess liquid.
You can also combine this Painted Easter Egg method with traditional egg dying. You can dye the entire egg and then use the q tips to add decorations.
Keep in mind, you can cover the entire egg in color with a q-tip.
My kids also used our q-tips to create tye dye eggs. They rubbed multiple colors over each other to created the marbled effect.
Allow the eggs to dry a bit between colors, or avoid touching the colored areas to prevent smudging. It doesn’t spread as much as a traditional paint, but it will smudge if it is wet.
That’s it. You’re on your way to amazing, detailed designs. I hope you enjoyed this fun Painted Easter Eggs project. Take pictures and share them with us on Facebook and Instagram.