I have always loved Easter. As a kid, it was all about candy, the Easter bunny, and getting to dye Easter eggs. As an adult, it obviously holds much more meaning than all of that. This doesn’t mean, though, that I no longer look forward to all of the fun activities that go along with the holiday.
Some of my best memories from Easter are of our annual family “Easter egg hunt.” I put that in quotes because we didn’t actually hunt for eggs, but for candy. All of my mom’s side of the family would get together for dinner on Easter. Then, after dinner, all of the kids had to go upstairs, while the adults hid individual pieces of candy all over the lower level. When they called us down, it was just a free-for-all to see who could find the most. We all had a blast, and everyone ended up with a basket full of candy. My parents have said that if my grandpa was involved in the hiding, that they would be finding candy randomly for months afterwards. He was ruthless! Ha!
My own daughter just turned two. So, most holiday traditions are still a bit beyond her. We are oh-so-close to the point of understanding though, and I can’t wait to start creating holiday traditions like this with her.
While hunting eggs is a big part of Easter fun, dyeing Easter eggs is also a tradition that just seems to be synonymous with Easter. Every child should get to dye Easter eggs at some point. It’s so much fun!
Recently, I saw a couple of videos on Facebook that detailed how to create gorgeous dyed eggs in ways I had never thought about. So, I started digging around looking for all of the various methods for dyeing. I couldn’t believe how many different ways there are to dye Easter eggs!
I’ve compiled a list of 15 methods for dyeing eggs. All of these are pretty kid-friendly. A couple may require somewhat older children, but there are also a couple in here that could work for my 2 year old. Yay!
Note: Not all of these methods produce edible eggs afterwards. So, just take note, if you are hoping to eat yours afterwards.
15 Kid-Friendly Ways to Dye Easter Eggs:
- How to Dye Easter Eggs With Cool Whip
- DIY Holiday: Dying Eggs with Rubberbands
- How to Dye Easter Eggs the Easy Way – With Shaving Cream!
- Creating Colorful Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons
- No Mess Easter Egg Decorating Method for Kids
- Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Dying
- How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally with Every Day Ingredients
- DIY Dyed Robin Eggs
- Water Marble Easter Egg Decorating
- How to Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid
- Marbleized Easter Eggs with Oil, Vinegar, and Food Colouring
- How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Old Silk Neckties
- Dye Easter Eggs with Rice & Food Coloring
- Tissue Paper Egg Dyeing
- Baking Soda Easter Eggs
I’m thinking the one using rice and food coloring would be a good option for my two year old to help out with. It seems like it would be relatively mess-free. I also think she would enjoy helping out with the tissue paper method.
I will definitely be trying the silk necktie version at some point, as well as the melted crayons. So many great ideas here!
What about you? How does your family dye Easter eggs?