Here is a fun way to create colorful tie dye Easter eggs!  The boys and I all enjoyed creating these beautiful eggs, and it was a simple and low mess project.  Sounds like a win!

We were inspired by these beautiful eggs on Housing a Forest.

Color Swirl Tie Dye Easter Eggs

I love decorating with color in the spring.

Color Swirl Tie Dye Easter Eggs

These eggs are so simple to decorate.  

Step 1:  Color the eggs with Sharpie markers.

Step 2:  Drizzle rubbing alcohol onto the eggs.  We used plastic droppers for the alcohol.  The alcohol blurs the colors of the Sharpies, creating beautiful swirls!

That’s it!

An egg that starts like this:

Color Swirl Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Looks like this after the rubbing alcohol!

Color Swirl Tie Dye Easter Eggs

You don’t have to color the egg in patterns, though.

The purple one in the top picture started out like this:

Color Swirl Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Tips:

  • We put paper towels under the eggs to keep Sharpie marker off our counter tops.
  • The rubbing alcohol will remove any Sharpie that does make it onto the counters, and it also helps get Sharpie off of fingers (although not completely).
  • The eggs dry quickly!

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  1. JJ Mar 23, 2015

    Oh yes! We need to do this!!! Where did you get the droppers?

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Sarah Mar 26, 2015

      We got them from Amazon. I ordered some for a biology lab a couple of years ago, and we have tons left! Here's a pack of 100: http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Transfer-Pipettes-Gradulated-Pack/dp/B005IQTSE0/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=frufunforboy-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=55SUS65MPOW23OIU&creativeASIN=B005IQTSE0

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    2. Katy Mar 24, 2015

      Love this!! What an awesome and easy idea!! We are going to have to try this out this year!

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      1. hannah Mar 25, 2015

        This looks so cool! Are these eggs safe to eat afterwards?

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        1. Sarah Mar 26, 2015

          I'm not sure. We are not planning to eat ours - just decorating with them!

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        2. Ellen Mar 31, 2015

          This is such a great idea !
          Can you use nail varnish remover rather than rubbing alcohol?

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