23 Dyed Easter Eggs Ideas That Look Like Art

If your strength is attention to detail, now's your time to shine.


Single-color, once-dipped Easter eggs are a thing of the past. Opt for celestial marbled effects, transparent watercolor rainbows, and endless shades of ombré for the most visually dynamic eggs you've ever seen. Trust us, you're going to want to give a few of these beauties a DIY try.

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Alice and Lois
Indigo Marble

The secret to achieving a marbleized effect? Swirl nail polish into water before dipping the eggs in the mixture — just be sure to don a pair of gloves to spare yourself an endless date with nail polish remover after the project.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping »

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Rubber Cement Easter Eggs

If abstract art is your thing, pull a Jackson Pollock with this rubber cement splatter project.

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Charles Masters
Sunny Gradient

This egg dye DIY requires a little mixology. If you're going for progressively darker shades of the same color, you'll need to concoct three or four food dye mixtures with increasing color concentrations — but a little work seriously pays off.

Get the tutorial from Woman's Day »

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Gabriella Vigoreaux
Au Naturale

Turn to your arsenal of roots and vegetables if you're interested in taking a more natural approach to egg dyeing. We used turmeric, beets, red cabbage, blueberries, and yellow onion skins to achieve these muted hues.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping »

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Shades of Blue

Speaking of gradients — this ombré DIY reminds us of all the sky's colors, ranging from morning light to dusk to a starry night.

Get the tutorial from Country Living »

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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Shaving cream makes creating celestial color combinations a breeze.

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Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon
Shibori Blue

The Japanese indigo dying technique of Shibori is the inspiration behind these incredibly beautiful eggs.

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Courtesy of Aunt Peaches
Golden Seismograph

These gorgeous Easter eggs are made using silk ties and a gold paint pen, for an especially luxe feel.

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Dip-Dye Easter Eggs

Dip dye your eggs in as many colors as you want — just keep on dunking.

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How About Orange
Color of the Year

Dye your Easter eggs in recent years' winning Pantone shades — you'll want to include Ultraviolet, Marsala, Rose Quartz, and Serenity. This blogger's Pantone labels, made from tattoo paper, are completely optional.

Get the tutorial from How About Orange »

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Courtesy of Honestly Yum
Robin's Eggs

This ethereal turquoise looks other-worldly, but the blue dye actually comes from all-natural red cabbage.

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Squirrelly Minds
Watercolor Dye

Save your hands (and that Easter manicure) and opt for washable watercolor "dye" instead.

Get the tutorial from Squirrelly Minds »

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Rubber Band Twist

Do the twist — with some rubber bands, that is. Before dunking in a vibrant dye, wrap hard boiled eggs in bands of multiple widths in any and every direction. No two eggs will be the same, so just go with the flow.

Get the tutorial from Freutcake »

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Our Best Bites
Tie Dye

The most ornate dyeing technique on is actually the easiest. Simply wrap fresh eggs in a pretty-patterned silk handkerchief or tie, wrap it again in a plain linen, place them in a boiling water and vinegar mixture and wait for them to cool. The trickiest part is waiting to see if the silk pattern takes!

Get the tutorial from Our Best Bites »

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Neon Lights

Courtney of the blog Merriment offered a pro dye tip: The longer the egg remains in the dye, the more opaque and vibrant the resulting color will be.

Get the tutorial from Oh Joy »

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Drinking the Kool Aid

Use Kool Aid Liquid — the highly concentrated mix that you typically dilute with water to drink — to dye eggs this year. It has the same effect as good old food coloring.

Get the tutorial from Freutcake »

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Courtesy of Spoon Fork Egg
Painterly Dye

The secret to these wonderfully vivid eggs is something you definitely wouldn't expect, and something that's probably already in your purse — lip balm.

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Courtesy of Dream a Little Bigger
Galaxy Paint

These celestial-inspired eggs are truly out of this world. If you're short on time, you can start with chalkboard eggs instead of painting the black base.

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Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon
Sunset Eggs

These delightful, sunset-inspired eggs are created by drizzling the dyes over the egg, rather than dunking them in. So smart!

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Courtesy of Everyday Shortcuts
Straight from the Sea

These dreamy mermaid-inspired eggs are created with fishnets and food coloring mists.

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Courtesy of Frugal Mom Eh
Paper Towels

If you've ever tie-dyed a t-shirt, then this simple Easter egg tutorial will definitely feel familiar.

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Courtesy of Kid Friendly Things to Do
Rice Trick

You probably already have everything you need to make these colorful speckled eggs.

Get the tutorial from Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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Emily Weinberger
Snap, Crackle, Pop

Break out of your shell this Easter and attempt this simple crackle effect. After the boiled eggs have cooled, roll them on a flat surface to crack the shell before dipping them in food coloring.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping »

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