Happy April Fool’s Day, y’all, but don’t worry! This post isn’t a joke because we have some seriously wonderful Easter eggs that I made with my roommates this weekend! We pulled out all the stop, using confetti, flash tattoos, rubber bands, and paper towels (all common household things here) to make whatever we could. There were some failed attempts that come with every egg dyeing experience, but overall I think we did a great job!
There’s no real way to instruct someone how to dye eggs other than telling them to follow the instructions on the box, but we will show you how to change it up a bit to get instantly better-looking eggs than the rest of your friends’.
– hard-boiled eggs
– egg dyeing kit ($2 at HEB)
– paper towels
– plastic spoons
– flash tattoos
– confetti ($1 at HEB)
– rubber bands
– Mod Podge
– paint or sponge brush
– anything else you’d want to decorate with!
Tie Dye Eggs
These eggs are not time-consuming to make, but you do have to have a hand free to hold your egg while the dye sets.
Simply wrap a paper towel around your egg, and start dripping small amounts of dye onto the paper towel, ensuring that the dye is actually touching the egg underneath. The colors will bleed and spread, so be careful! Hang on to your egg with the top of the paper towel for about five minutes before revealing your tie dye masterpiece!
Confetti Eggs (or Inside-out Cascarones)
Confetti is hard to deal with sometimes. Mod Podge is also hard to deal with sometimes. Put them together and you’ve probably got a mess. But put them together neatly onto an Easter egg and the mess is well worth it!
Split your egg up into invisible quadrants so the Mod Podge wouldn’t be dry by the time you start placing confetti. Paint on some Mod Podge in your quadrant. I started out just gently rolling the egg in the paper confetti, but a lot of the material had multiple layers and wouldn’t stick. Instead, lay out a single layer of confetti on a sheet of paper and roll your egg, or you can be super picky and individually place each piece of confetti like I did. The latter doesn’t take as long as you think; I promise!
Flash Tattoo Eggs
Making eggs beautiful has never been easier! You can dye your eggs (and let them totally dry) before you apply tattoos, or you can just go for it. We did a few of both and they all turned out well!
Cut out the tattoo and apply it according to its instructions. The only hard part is to be extra careful in making sure that the tattoo doesn’t slide around before it’s completely stuck down.
There you have it! We had so much fun making these Easter eggs, and I hope y’all do, too! If you try any of these post pictures and let us know what you think!
What are you doing for Easter? What’s your favorite part about Easter?