5 Creatively Messy Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs

Decorate Eggs All Taped Up
Tara Donne
Forget perfectly dyed eggs. Instead, embrace an afternoon of creative chaos with these five ideas!
Tara Donne
Tara Donne


Step 1: Stand an egg up on a bottle cap or an overturned egg carton (resting the egg between the cups).

Step 2: Drip 1 to 4 drops of first color of food coloring on top of the egg. Spray with water.

Step 3: Repeat with additional colors. 

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Soap Star

Step 1: Mix 2 Tbs. dish soap with 1 tsp. water and 10 to 15 drops of dye.

Step 2: Blow into the solution with a straw, and then stir vigorously with the straw.

Step 3: Dip an egg into just the bubbles and let dry. 

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Bubble Fun

Step 1: Dye an egg the color of your choice.

Step 2: Press solvent ink pads onto Bubble Wrap.

Step 3: Lay an egg on the inked Bubble Wrap, gently pull up the corners, and wrap around egg. 

Tip: Don’t move the eggs around on the Bubble Wrap or the ink will smear!

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Marble Finish

Step 1: Spread a thick layer of shaving cream on a cookie sheet.

Step 2: Add 4 or 5 drops of food coloring to a small section and mix it around with a toothpick or a straw.

Step 3: Roll an egg in the dyed shaving cream, and let the shaving cream sit on the egg’s surface for about 10 minutes. Pat excess off with paper towels.

Tip: Presoak eggs in white vinegar for 2 to 3 minutes for more vibrant color!

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

All Taped Up

Step 1: Wrap an egg in thin washi tape, pressing it firmly to the eggshell.

Step 2: Use a paintbrush or your finger to cover the egg with tempera paint.

Step 3: Let paint dry completely, then remove tape. 

Tip: Use different widths of tape and stickers for more graphic designs!

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