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Colorful Tie Dye Easter Eggs

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Go groovy this spring with these super easy colorful tie dye eggs! Wrap them in coffee filters or paper towels and add your dye! No water or vinegar needed! For more ways to dye eggs see my Easter page.

Colorful Tie Dye Easter Eggs

This Easter, ditch the same old boring pastel eggs and try something new with colorful tie dye eggs! It’s an easy way to give your decor a fun and unique twist.

Tie dye is a timeless trend that never goes out of style. You can create amazing colorful works of art on your eggs by following a few simple steps for tie-dying with food coloring. Its a simple technique that is relatively similar to tie dyeing fabric.

All you need is some food coloring, coffee filters, and white hard boiled eggs. Cover your egg with the coffee filter and tie it off with a rubber band to get that classic tie dye look. Squeeze food coloring onto the filters to add a rainbow of colors to your eggs. Let them dry and that’s it!

Get creative and show off your inner artist (or hippie) with these bright and beautiful tie dye Easter eggs!

What Cloth Material Can I use for Tie Dyed Eggs?

  • Coffee Filters– they are the perfect size and do not leave a pattern behind
  • Paper Towels– they are a popular choice but do leave a pattern behind
  • Cheesecloth- Very thin but it I will work for this craft, also will leave a pattern behind
  • Shaving Cream-Add a layer of shaving cream to a dish, squeeze on some food coloring and then gently roll your egg across the surface of the shaving cream to make a marble like egg.
  • Silk Fabric Ties-use 100% silk fabric (from men’s silk ties), cut them into square large enough to cover 1 uncooked egg and secure a the bottom with a rubber band. Take a square of cotton fabric and place it over the silk fabric and also secure it with a rubber band. Place the wrapped eggs into a pan and cover them with cold water, add 6 tablespoons of vinegar then bring them to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let them cool completely. Unwrap the eggs to reveal the patterns from the tie are now on the egg surface. Let them dry.

Want to get a copy of my Egg Dye Coloring Chart? See my How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring post to download the print!

Food Dye Tie Dye Eggs

Tie Dye Easter Eggs

INGREDIENTS

tie dye eggs with food coloring

INSTRUCTIONS

how to make tie dye eggs with coffee filters
  • Place a boiled egg into the center of a coffee filter and wrap it around the egg and secure it at the tip of the egg with a rubber band.
  • Put on your gloves and start with one color of food coloring and put one drop in random spots around the egg. Be aware that it will bleed.
  • Use different colors and go around the egg adding drops until the coffee filter is covered. The drops will spread so a little goes a long way.
  • Let the eggs sit in the coffee filters for 5-10 minutes.
  • Gently unwrap the eggs and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Set them on a cooling rack or paper towel to dry.

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Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Easy colorful Easter eggs made with coffee filters and food coloring. No vinegar or water!
Servings: 12 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 930

Ingredients

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • food coloring set, regular water based liquid kind

Instructions

  • Place a boiled egg into the center of a coffee filter and wrap it around the egg and secure it at the tip of the egg with a rubber band.
  • Put on your gloves and start with one color of food coloring and put one drop in random spots around the egg. Be aware that it will bleed.
  • Use different colors and go around the egg adding drops until the coffee filter is covered. The drops will spread so a little goes a long way.
  • Let the eggs sit in the coffee filters for 5-10 minutes.
  • Gently unwrap the eggs and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Set them on a cooling rack or paper towel to dry.

NOTES

TIPS:
  • You can use whatever combination of colors you like. The colors mix and end up lighter than they go on. For example, red will look pink.
  • You can also use paper towels in place of coffee filters. The coffee filters were so much easier and worked better for color transfer. Paper towels will leave a pattern on the egg depending on the brand.
  • The longer you leave the eggs wrapped, the darker they get. They also get a little darker if you saturate them with a lot of dye.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 930kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 2238mg | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 756mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 7mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

RECCOMENDED EQUIPMENT

coffee filters or paper towels, see the tips below
rubber bands
drying rack or paper towel
COURSE :APPETIZERS
CUISINE :American
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