Eggcellent Tie-Dye Easter Eggs The Whole Family Will Love

Do you need an eggcellent egg decorating idea for Easter this year? Look no further than this fun project that kids of all ages will love.

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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.

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Nail Polish Tie-Dyed 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.

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

4. Stir it up with a tooth pick.

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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.

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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.

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  • robin masshole mommy March 27, 2017 01.29 pm

    No way! These are the coolest things ever. I totally want to make these with my kids.

  • Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) March 27, 2017 04.06 pm

    Oh wow these turned out fantastic. Last year we did the cool whip egg dye so this year I’m looking for a new way.

  • Jenny March 27, 2017 08.14 pm

    Love this idea. It is so creative yet simple. My kids willing have a blast decorating their eggs.

  • GlamKaren March 27, 2017 09.39 pm

    Ok – I totally think these eggs are amazing! Love the colors and how they are so easy to do at home! I want to make some right now!

  • Ana De-Jesus March 27, 2017 11.33 pm

    I think the eggs look beautiful and it makes a change from chocolate eggs lol. I love the marble colour drip effect it is gorgeous x

  • planningthemagic March 27, 2017 11.41 pm

    Wow these are so beautiful, and to think that it doesn’t seem that hard to do! Might have to try it this year.

  • Amanda Love March 28, 2017 12.55 am

    I think those eggs are really nice! I love the different colors. I’m pretty sure they’re fun to make with the whole family as well.

  • annalisanuttall March 28, 2017 11.58 am

    What a fun and colourful project, i should do this with my niece. This is eggcellent. xx

  • Victoria March 28, 2017 12.59 pm

    Love this idea so cute and colour full, they turned out lovely

  • brittany March 28, 2017 01.23 pm

    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.

  • Kecia | From Mom’s Desk March 28, 2017 01.24 pm

    Oh wow, these tie dye Easter eggs are so cute. I like to dye my eggs a little different than the normal solid colors. We may do this for Easter this year!

  • reesann723 March 28, 2017 01.27 pm

    How awesome is this idea?! I love how vibrant the colors are! We always do plain ole boring colors!

  • Lydia March 28, 2017 03.30 pm

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

  • Donah @ SweetJellyBean March 28, 2017 03.51 pm

    Ooh! These eggs look like swirly galaxies 🙂 So pretty! Will have to try this year.

  • Heather March 28, 2017 04.38 pm

    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.

  • Vicky March 28, 2017 04.40 pm

    Those are gorgeous and I just can’t believe that use made those with real eggs. Love how shiny they are.

  • Heather Riccobono (@BrieBrieBlooms) March 28, 2017 08.47 pm

    These eggs are beautiful and my daughters would love this so much!

  • blythea (Prime Beauty Blog) March 28, 2017 09.10 pm

    I haven’t done a project like this since I was in elementary school. Even though I don’t celebrate Easter I really love seeing all the creative ways people color eggs. They are so bright and colorful.

  • MyYellowApron March 28, 2017 09.50 pm

    What a fun project. I’m sure the whole family enjoyed.

  • Kit Stanwood March 28, 2017 09.58 pm

    THIS is so awesome! I never thought of using nail polish for this but I’m totally going to follow your steps and do it this year! Great idea !

  • itsahero March 29, 2017 12.34 am

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

  • Yona Williams March 29, 2017 07.50 pm

    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.

  • workoutwithdi March 29, 2017 09.15 pm

    whoa these turned out beautiful! Great use for old nail polish too! Sharing with my mom friends.

  • courteneynoonan March 30, 2017 05.39 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen these before! I might make these over Easter with my little sister 🙂

  • evakidminds March 30, 2017 08.10 pm

    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.

  • Tasha March 31, 2017 01.49 am

    So cute and very creative! I’ll have to give this a try with my daughter.


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