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. Itโ€™s important that the water is at room temperature. If it isnโ€™t, the nail polish will sink to the bottom of your cup.ย 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

    • Ana De- Jesus March 21, 2018 12.26 am

      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!

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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.

  • Ashley March 19, 2018 03.58 pm

    Yes! Finally a way to be creative without trying too hard! Looking forward to trying this!

  • Sarah March 19, 2018 04.05 pm

    So fun! Iโ€™ve done this with coffee mugs, but never thought to do it with eggs!

  • Nadia March 19, 2018 04.17 pm

    What a great idea! Will have to try it!

  • Farheen March 19, 2018 06.51 pm

    What a great idea! I am always looking for new project to work for to busy my kids. This seems like a next project for me.

  • Nellwyn March 19, 2018 07.01 pm

    These look so pretty, I love the marble/tie-dye effect! I’m going to try this out with the kids the next time I babysit.

  • Gladys Parker March 19, 2018 08.12 pm

    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.

  • Julie March 19, 2018 10.39 pm

    These Easter eggs look so cool and so fun to make! They turned out great! You could experiment will many different colors to get a cool affect.

  • Samantha Leigh Kresz March 20, 2018 12.37 am

    Yes, I love the nail polish. I did this last year and the eggs came out so cool!

  • KJ March 20, 2018 01.01 am

    THIS just got added to our DIY list of crafts for Easter!

  • Tara March 20, 2018 05.49 am

    these are gorgeous!! I bet they’re so fun to make!

  • Luci March 20, 2018 06.03 am

    That is super cute, you can do so many designs with nail polish. I’ll have to do this with my niece, I know she’ll love to do this.

  • Jordan March 20, 2018 08.07 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo March 20, 2018 01.58 pm

    Oooh, I’ve never thought of using nail polish before. I love how the colors really pop out by painting the eggs with nail polish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Megan B March 20, 2018 02.02 pm

    Oooooohhhh this is so wild. What a fun idea! I might just have to decorate some eggs this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cheryl March 20, 2018 02.54 pm

    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.

  • Jen ~ The Tipsy Mama March 20, 2018 03.09 pm

    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!

  • Dee Clarke March 20, 2018 05.12 pm

    These look like marble eggs. So pretty! I had never thought to use nail polish on eggs before, but why not? There are oodles of gorgeous colours to choose from.

  • Brittany March 20, 2018 07.03 pm

    Easter is my fave so I love trying different easter egg dying ideas!! this looks fun and easy, will definitely try

  • Geraline Batarra March 21, 2018 01.56 am

    Such a cute and fun idea. I have to do this with my kids. They will love this for sure.

  • Ashlee | She Can Social March 21, 2018 02.51 am

    These are way cool! I’ve never thought to use nail polish as an egg dye, but I’m definitely going to try this out this year!

  • Marielle Altenor March 21, 2018 07.02 am

    How fun! I’ve never painted Easter eggs with nail polish before. I love the marble effect!

  • Stephanie Sobotka March 21, 2018 01.03 pm

    This is so tempting! I just think my boys would spill the nail polish and I’d have one heck of a mess but they are GORGEOUS!! I don’t know how you figured this out!!

  • Doreen Pinto March 22, 2018 09.01 am

    I learn something new everyday. Why didn’t I think of that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael March 22, 2018 12.07 pm

    Hhhhhmmmmmmm….this is a good plan, for my Easter! I do hhhooopppeeee I can make it….these days tend to be rowdy…..thanks for sharing.

  • Journa Ramirez March 24, 2018 12.58 pm

    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!


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