Want super colorful Easter Eggs, but don’t quite have the energy and/or time to spend that much time getting there? No worries, just head on below, got you covered with this super simple and quick colorful Easter eggs tutorial!
We’ve been decorating our Easter eggs using this very same technique the last 2 years. And while I agree that it’s not that creative (anymore), since we’re just repeating the same process, the end result totally makes up for that, as the eggs never turn out the same (our colorful Easter eggs from last year, and the year before). You literally can’t find two colorful Easter eggs that look the same (if you’re using this technique). So, it’s the best way to pretty colorful Easter eggs when you don’t feel like experimenting too much. Or you just don’t have that much time for dying and decorating Eggs, but still, want something different than just eggs in different colors (which is also totally fine if it’s what you want).
Now Angela and I still haven’t decided how this year’s Easter eggs will look, it’s a little too early and we’re still looking over some ideas (I’ll share some with you below). We’re celebrating Easter on the 8th of April in Macedonia, so we still have some time to choose… Since I never got to share this super simple and quick way to colorful Easter eggs with you guys, I thought now it’s a good time as any.
Real Simple and Quick Way to Pretty Colorful Easter Eggs Tutorial.
Our grandma (on our mother’s side) and our mom showed us this awesome way to pretty, colorful Easter eggs. Over the last 2 years, since our mom moved out, we would go to our grandma’s, who with our mom, would prepare the Egg-dying area in her backyard kitchen, boiled the eggs… This usually happens on Thursday (the week just before Easter), and we would then dye and decorate the eggs together. After that’s over, and we’d checked if all the eggs are good to go, we’d have a breakfast together, and some super fun & quality family time. Tell me, is there an Easter tradition, whether egg-dying or making some decorations, that you’re looking forward to? Tell me all about it, I’d love to know!
– Egg Dye
in different colors, we used all we could find cause you know, colors
– Eggs, hard-boiled
as much as you want, just make sure that you have enough dye for all eggs by reading the dye instructions; we dissolved one bag of each color, but only dyed like 10 eggs cause it was for this post only, and we ended up throwing out around half of each color
again, check the dye instructions, you may not need this
– Disposable Glasses (plastic)
– Paper Napkins
1. I feel like maybe I don’t need to tell you this, but I also feel like I maybe need to, you know? haha. But I think I’m going to and it’s mostly because it’s actually me that need to really hear it… Protect the surface that you’re gonna be dying the Easter eggs on. I did so with this project, but I kinda didn’t with other projects that involved paint of some kind and now I have several sprinkled tiles in my bathroom, and the floor in my room has colorful dots here and there… And it won’t come off (that easy, but mostly at all). Also, any tip you have for this situation (it’s mostly acrylic paint, Martha’s satin paints)
And also use gloves. Cause it’s really fun getting your hands painted and everything (as seen in my Instagram post the other day), but it’s not fun like at all when it’s day 2 after, and you have pain under your nails… Especially not if you have places to go and look presentable.
2. Boil the eggs and make sure that they don’t crack, as you’ll see or have seen in some of these photos… However, that wasn’t what we focused on here, since this is about giving you a great effortless idea to some super colorful Easter eggs, k?
3. Prep the egg dye according to instructions.
The dye we got said to dissolve the powder in 200ml hot water and mix that with 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
4. Once your eggs are hard-boiled, wrap each in a paper napkin, and by using a spoon, start painting them.
We usually use 2-3 colors on one egg, and let them mix in some areas creating a new color or shade, but mixing more colors on one egg is not strange cause we sometimes do that too. It’s super fun not knowing how exactly the eggs will turn and discovering that as we’re unwrapping the paper. We usually love them on the first try. But if it happens the opposite or we maybe didn’t put enough dye so the end result is pale shades, it’s totally alright to just repeat the process (wrap them in paper, and put some more dye on), it doesn’t take that much time to do that, and it almost always solves the challenge.
5. Let the colorful Easter eggs stay wrapped in colored paper napkins a while (like 5-10 minutes), and then start unwrapping the paper.
That’s pretty much it. It usually takes us around 2 hours to do this, prep everything we need, boil the eggs, dye the eggs, clean after, and all. The only downfall of this idea, I guess, is that it is a messy process, unlike say making patterns with a sharpie, or sticking some fun stickers on. Which don’t get me wrong, I’d love to try too.
And, like I said, we decorated our Easter eggs the same way for 2 years, so we might change that this time, haven’t decided yet. Here are some of the ideas from other blogs that we’re considering:
– Gold Leaf Abstract Easter Eggs from Dream a Little Bigger
– Cactus Easter Eggs from Quartz & Leisure
– Emoji Easter Eggs from Studio DIY
– Unicorn Easter Eggs from Little Inspiration
– Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs by Studio DIY
I feel like I’ve been rambling for hours, and so why don’t we turn things around and let you do the talking a little, yes? I’d love to know – have you already decided how are you going to decorate your Easter Eggs this year? Some ideas you’d maybe love to share and add on to that little list just above? Do that in comments, I’d love to hear from you!