One of my favorite holiday activities is decorating Easter eggs with students. I love finding new and creative ways for the children to decorate their eggs. Here are some of my favorites:
I have been doing this method for years with children as young as 3 years old. It is always a favorite! For step by step directions on how to decorate Easter eggs with tissue paper click here.
Ever since learning this method I no longer use or buy the egg dyeing kits. Dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid requires no vinegar, is cheaper than the kits, and smells amazing! To find out how to dye eggs using Kool-Aid click here.
This idea is similar to the tissue paper method but uses smaller pieces to resemble confetti. In place of square confetti you can use a hole punch to cut the tissue paper and have round confetti or if you have a shaped hole punch you can use that as well. The confetti can be put on white eggs or eggs that have already been dyed. To view the step by step directions for making confetti Easter eggs click here.
This is by far a student (and teacher) favorite! It can be done as a science experiment or as a fun egg dyeing activity. When the vinegar (acid) reacts with the baking soda (base) it causes the dye to “explode” or fizz up over the egg and colors it. To see this method in action and get the directions click here.
If you would like your eggs to have a swirl effect and don’t mind a little mess this method is for you. Click here for directions on how to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream.