Eggcellent Tie Dye Easter Eggs

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Do you need an eggcellent egg decorating idea for Easter this year? Look no further than these fun Tie Dye Easter Eggs that kids will love, even those disgruntled older kids. 🙂

We actually did this project for the first time last year and the results were simply stunning. It really was a fun way to decorate eggs and if you have older kids, especially teenagers, I think they will really enjoy getting in there and getting their hands dirty to produce this Easter art.

tie-dye easter eggs - The everyday mom life

Tie Dye Easter Eggs

For this project you will need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs, cooled
  • A variety of nail polish (We had about 10 different colors.)
  • Water
  • Plastic cups
  • Tooth picks


1. Fill your plastic cups with water and let sit out in the room where you will be tie-dying. It’s important that the water is at room temperature. If it isn’t, the nail polish will sink to the bottom of your cup. I filled the cups up first thing in the morning and we began decorating around 2 p.m.

2. Pick your first color and add it to the water by letting it drip in. You want to keep moving the polish around versus pouring the color all in one spot. If you add too much to one spot before it fans out across the water, it is more likely to become too heavy and sink to the bottom.

tie-dye easter eggs - The everyday mom life


3. Add your second and third color in the same way.

4. Stir it up with a tooth pick.

tie-dye easter eggs - The everyday mom life
5. Pick up your egg by the ends and dip it into the water. Make sure you fully submerge it and then pull it back out. The nail polish will only end up on the part of the egg it touches, hence the side that is dunked. To get it to cover more surface area, try to rotate your egg as it comes out of the water.

6. Dry it sideways on the egg container (See photo). I found this worked better than anything else to keep the color on the tie dye Easter eggs.

tie-dye easter eggs - The everyday mom life

We did this project last year when my daughter was 3. I let her pick the colors and I did most of the work. I let her pick the colors, but I did the dipping of the eggs. My girl took one look at my fingers after I pulled out the first egg and decided dipping the eggs was too yucky for her. If your child is a little older they will probably be able to watch you do this once or twice and then experiment on their own.

The yuckiness aside, the results that were produced through this method of decorating were pretty magical. No two eggs will ever be alike, even if you use the same colors, and they were bright and beautiful. This is one we will probably do year after year because the results were so impressive.

Here’s a fun nail polish set that you can get if you want to make the eggs metallic like we did. It saves you money from having to buy separate bottles. Here is a pretty pastel set too that would work beautifully.

For more fun Easter projects check out the Washi Tape Easter Eggs and this Marble Painted Easter Egg Craft.

tie-dye easter eggs - The everyday mom life


    • I would also add to this that the tie die effect used to coat the eggs reminds me of a fantasy that a mermaid would have and I am living for it. I love a good craft session, and this looks like so much fun to do as well!

  1. Wow these are super fun Easter eggs! Now that my kids are older I’m dying to try some more adventurous egg dying this year.

  2. I’ve never used nail polish for eggs but I LOVE the finish product. The colors are so bright and pretty. Perfect for Easter

  3. These look awesome! I have never seen this done before, but I definitely have a whole lot of nail polish we could use for this. I’m sure my kids would love it.

  4. Umm these are absolutely THE COOLEST easter eggs ever!! I did this with a plain white mug once and it came out really cool.

  5. The effect of these eggs is really cool. They look like they have this sleek, pretty sheen over them. I got a lot of nail polish that I don’t use that could go towards this project.

  6. We go all crazy about coloring eggs in a spring. Just because it’s so fun and creative. Lots of egg salad in our house this past March.

  7. I love the way the rggs turned out so shiny and beautiful. My granddaughter will be 12 in May and she is trying to be all about “that’s kid stuff” but I know she will like doing this.

  8. We could never get the Nail Polish eggs to work when I was a kid, I just remember all of the colors blending together. Maybe I’ll try it again as an adult this year 🙂

  9. This looks like so much fun! It’s so creative and looks super easy too. Great idea and the end results look amazing. I’ll definitely have to try this with my nieces for Easter.

  10. Right now we are in the “Galaxy” phase so these are going to be PERFECT for Easter this year. Every year we love coloring eggs, but it’s always the same old, same old…this year is going to be awesome!! Thanks for the idea! Never would have thought of this!

  11. My girls love easter crafts and NAIL POLISH so I am sure that they’re going to love this idea! I’m so excited for Easter!

  12. Wow! This is really nice and stunning. And it’s perfect since we haven’t found the time to get the usual paint for the eggs. We’d be happy to make use of the old nail polishes this easter. Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea.


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