Egg dying kits are fun, but sometimes super humans, also known as parents, forget to pick up stuff like that. We are too busy thinking about paying mortgages, buying food and putting gas in the car….silly parents. Easter egg dying ideas that use some typical pantry and household items sound like a win to me! I have gathered some of my faves that we have tried this season.
If you are dying eggs, you most likely have kids. And if you have kids, you have crayons. This idea is from my blogging bestie, Charlotte from At Charlotte’s House. Just draw with the crayon while the eggs are still hot and the wax melts right onto the egg making any design you want.
We got a little Earth inspiration going on with this method.
Here’s one I loved. It is so simple. Food coloring! Jenna Burger had this idea and it was one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Why have I bought those silly little kits for 17 years of dying eggs with my children? It works great and gives you vibrant color.
Kool Aid is another option, they just take a little longer to get good color. The Organized Life has the deets on that one.
If you want to make the event into more of a craft time, paint your eggs with watercolors and paint brushes like Whats Ur Home Story.
I had some fun with this while my kids enjoyed plopping eggs into bowls of color, but they going in and made some gorgeous creations of their own.
How about striped eggs? You can use a rubber band to keep white stripes or dye the egg one color and use the bands to preserve that color while you dip into another. So fun!
Home-ology Modern Vintage has some more fun pics of how hers came out.
And finally, Organized 31 had an idea I hadn’t seen before. You know those little loose leaf paper reinforcements that are basically donut stickers? Put those on the egg before you dip, and then pull them off to reveal your polka dotted eggs!
I hope this gives you some fun ideas that you don’t have to go running out to the store for, but no matter how you do it, have fun!