Children can use a white crayon to make a design on the egg
before you start dyeing. The dye won't color that section of the
Use masking tape to block off sections you
want to remain that color. Repeat these steps for as many colors as
you want (egg C pictured above).
Use rubber bands to create a pattern on the egg. Some color will seep under the band, but it won't be the as dark
as the area around it. Let the egg dry, then put the bands on in a
different pattern and dye a second color (egg A pictured above.
Children can use stickers to keep the egg shell from absorbing color in some spots. Remove some stickers and then move on
to the next color.
Create a marble or tie-dyed effect by using small pieces of cheese cloth or cotton. Cut a piece 6-8 inches square.
Put the fabric in the dye, them move it to a disposable tray or dish.
Crumple or bunch up the cloth. Gently place the egg on the cloth.
The crumpled ridges is where the dye will transfer to the egg. You can
place a second crumpled cloth on the top of the egg. Let dry.
Repeat 2-3 times until the whole egg is covered (egg B pictured
Hints for Coloring Easter Egg
For multi-color eggs, start in the lightest color first.
Always let hard boiled eggs cool before starting any of the craft techniques.
Be sure the children let the eggs dry before putting the egg in a 2nd color.
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