Ditch the Kit :: 4 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs with Ingredients You Already Have

The one thing I remembered growing up during Easter was dying eggs with my mom. We had so much fun mixing pretty colors or going to the store looking for a fun kit. Now as a mom myself I want to keep that tradition alive, but sometimes with toddlers things get messy and the attention span is very short.

A few weeks ago, my daughter and I went to Acorn the restaurant located at the Children’s Museum for their spring cooking class. One of the projects we did was egg coloring. I was so excited to see the fun new ways to decorate Easter eggs that it inspired this post.

Here are some fun mess-free ways to decorate your Easter eggs this year.

Tye dye with wet wipes

You will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Markers
  • Wet wipes or baby wipes
  • Aluminum Foil


  • Color the wipes with markers and have your child go crazy with the design.
  • Wrap the wipe around the egg
  • Wrap aluminum foil over the wipes
  • Let sit for about 20-30 minutes
  • Unwrap and enjoy your fun creation!

Kool-aid Easter Egg Dye

You will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Kool-aid Packets
  • Ziplock bags or cups of water
  • Bottle dropper (optional)

Mix the Kool-aid with water and dissolve. Pour the mixture into the dropper bottles. If you don’t have one keep the mixture in the cups.

For Ziplock bags:

  • Put 2 drops of oil in the bag.  (This will help the egg from sticking to the bag)
  • Place egg in the bag
  • Drop however many drops of color (Kool-Aid) into the bag and move the egg around until at its desired color.
  • Place colored egg onto a dry towel or carton to dry.

For dipping into the cups

  • Place egg in the cup of color mixture, let sit for about 3 to 5 minutes and gently stir with a spoon
  • Remove the egg from the cup and let dry in a carton or on a towel.

SN: do not remove eggs with your hands as your fingers will probably get stained for a while.

Cool Whip Easter Eggs

You will need:

  • eggs
  • Cool Whip topping
  • Assorted gel food coloring
  • 2 cups of vinegar


  • Place eggs in vinegar and let sit for 3 minutes
  • Spread cool whip onto a plate or individual bowls and add dots of gel food coloring all around ( have fun with the colors)
  • Swirl the colors around with a knife but try not to over mix. It’s just a quick swirl.
  • Place eggs in the container and rotate them until completely covered.
  • Let sit in the refrigerator. for 10-15 minutes.
  • Take out the eggs and wipe them off with a paper towel.

*Gloves are an option as the coloring will stain your fingers.*

Speckled Eggs in Rice

You will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Ziplock bags equal amounts for the number of colors using
  • 6 cups of white rice uncooked
  • Assorted amount of food coloring


  • Place one cup of rice in each ziplock bag and add 7 to 8 drops of food coloring into each bag.
  • Close the bag. Squish the rice to mix the colors in well.
  • Add boiled egg to the bag making sure it sealed
  • Shake the bag of rice with the egg inside until the desired color.
  • Have fun with colors and mix some into the same bag of rice for a rainbow look.

This list of fun, easy and different ways to dye Easter eggs are great for any age to have fun and be creative.

Do you know of any other different ways to dye Easter eggs? Share them in the comments as well!

Ja’Nae was born in Houma and raised on the outskirts of New Orleans known as the Westbank, where she still resides. She’s currently dating her boyfriend of 3 years and together they raise their daughter A’nylah. After attending Jackson State University, she moved back to New Orleans and then earned her master’s at Full Sail University in Public Relations, she currently works part-time at a local Bra Boutique where she enjoys helping women feel good about themselves. In her free times, she’s looking for the latest fashion trends, working out, learning how to organize her life, relaxing by enjoying a good movie or series and finding fun things to do with her new family.



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