5 Creatively Messy Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs

Forget perfectly dyed eggs. Instead, embrace an afternoon of creative chaos with these five ideas!

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Drip-Dyed

Tara Donne

Drip-Dyed

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. 

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Soap Star

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. 

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Bubble Fun

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!

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Marble Finish

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!

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All Taped Up

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!