How to Dye Easter Eggs with Rit Dye

Did you know you could dye Easter eggs with Rit Dye? And, by using different techniques you can create all different textured looks! Rit Dye is nontoxic but we recommend that you use these eggs for decorative purposes only.

To get started, make your dye baths. Put one cut of boiling water, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 3-6 teaspoons of whatever dye colors you want in a dish.

You can put the egg directly into this dye bath. The longer you leave it in, the more vibrant the color will be.

Materials

Egg Dying Supplies

Video

Instructions

Optional Supplies

  • Hot Glue
  • Shaving Cream
  • Rubber Bands
  • Crayons
  • Paper towel

 


Make the dye bath

Put one cut of boiling water, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 3-6 teaspoons of whatever dye colors you want in a dish. You can put the egg directly into this dye bath. The longer you leave it in, the more vibrant the color will be.


Design 1: Glue

Draw a design onto your egg with hot glue and allow it to dry. Put the egg in the dye bath. When you take it out, either leave the glue on the egg for a textured look, or take it off to reveal undyed sections of egg. We found that the easiest way to take the glue off was by putting it in hot water to make the glue sticky again.

You can also draw a design on the egg with regular washable glue. Wait for it to dry. Dye your egg. Then rub the glue off in water.


Design 2: Marbled Eggs

Spray a layer of shaving cream. Drip Rit Dye onto the shaving cream and mix it around to create a design. Roll the egg through the shaving cream. Allow it to sit with the shaving cream-dye mix for about 20 minutes. Wipe the shaving cream off and rinse if necessary.


Design 3: Striped Eggs

Wrap rubber bands horizontally and vertically around the egg. Put it in the dye bath. Take the rubber bands off. I dyed my egg before I put the bangs on so the egg is multicolored.


Design 4: Magical Text

Write on the eggs with a white crayon. When you put it in the dye bath, the places you have written on won’t have been dyed.


Design 5: Tie Dye Egg

Wrap a damp paper towel around an egg. Drip rit dye onto the paper. Let sit for a few about 20 minutes.


Design 6: Ombre Egg

To make an Ombre egg, follow the directions in our Ombre Dip Dye Technique video.


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