25 Easter Egg Designs To Dye For

04/08/2014 at 05:29 PM ET
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HOP TO IT

Good thing there’s no chicken shortage! With so many creative Easter egg designs packed into this one story, you’ll be inspired to make more than your usual dozen.

DIYers used everything from rubber bands to melted crayons to Kool-Aid. Be sure to hard-boil eggs or blow out contents before decorating, and then go nuts. The results are eggs-ceptional!

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SPRING FLOWERS

These tiny works of art are hand-painted from top to bottom with colorful scenes of spring. The artist never makes the same design twice — and neither should you!

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CIRCLES OF LIFE

When overlapping dots are stenciled onto eggs, look what happens — new colors are instantly created!

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ALL QUACKED UP

The world’s cutest duck comes to life with craft paint, cardstock, felt and a cardboard toilet-paper tube painted blue.

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WE'RE WITH THE BAND

Don’t throw out any stray rubber bands—instead, wrap them around eggs before coloring to make one-of-a-kind designs.

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FASHION STATEMENT

If your closet is filled with bright floral prints à la Lilly Pulitzer, use the same lively design inspiration for your Easter basket.

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WAXING POETIC

These beautifully crafted eggs, called pysankas, were hand-painted with hot beeswax, dyed and varnished in a Ukranian tradition that began more than 2,000 years ago to symbolize hope, life and prosperity.

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WIDE WORLD OF COLOR

You don’t have to be a graphic artist to appreciate Pantone color swatches. Add the hues’ corresponding numbers (via ink-jet temporary tattoo paper) and you’ll be made in the shade.

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MONOCHROMATIC MOOD

These black-and-white patterns prove that Easter eggs don’t have to parade around in pastels to be pretty.

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TO THE LETTER

Pretty and practical, these eggs featuring press-on letters make sweet place cards when the family comes over for Easter dinner.

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SPREAD THE WORD

The secret to these psychedelic patterns? After the eggs are dipped in dye, they’re redipped in melted margarine. Watch the colors whirl round and round!

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IN A FIX

Rubber cement, the adhesive you use to paste paper in scrapbooks, turns out also to be a great design tool. Drizzle it over eggs for one-of-a-kind patterns, then dip eggs in dye.

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THIS BUD'S FOR YOU

Another no-dye idea: Neon dot stickers were applied in a flower shape and in a variety of colors to achieve a bouquet effect.

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HERE'S THE BUZZ

Time flies — and so do bumblebees — when you’re having fun. After painting this happy little fella yellow with black stripes, attach fishing line to tissue-paper wings and watch him soar!

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LIKE A RAINBOW

Mother Nature’s favorite color lineup — red (okay, fuchsia here), orange, yellow, green, blue and indigo — makes an exceptionally bright idea.

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STICK WITH IT

If your little ones love putting temporary tattoos on their arms and legs, they’re feel right at home “inking” eggs with their favorite superheroes, dinosaurs and bugs.

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ARE YOU GAME?

These colorful character eggs, hand-designed with acrylic paint, are app-ropriate for the Angry Birds fans in your life. One look and they’ll be in pig heaven!

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SHINING EXAMPLES

All that glitters isn’t gold — sometimes it’s silver. These metallic marvels in varying sizes (thanks to a mix of chicken, turkey and goose eggs) got their sheen from gold leaf and lavender and Champagne pink silver leaf.

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A SUPER IDEA

Nintendo enthusiasts will jump for joy when they see these Super Mario-themed eggs made with acrylic paint and a Sharpie.

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DOTS ALL

If young children are part of your design team, keep things simple. To make these stylish crafts, apply small adhesive circles to eggs then pour glitter (or decorative colored sugar) on top.

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WHAT’S TRENDING

You’ll have the most fashionable eggs in town with ombré designs, which feature tones that start out light then get increasingly darker. The trick: Dip eggs in dye, add more water then redip, and repeat. Gorgeous!

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SPARKING INTEREST

Who needs pricey craft supplies when you can use electrical tape, available in lots of fun colors, to create vivid graphic designs?

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MATERIAL THINGS

Not one drop of water was involved in making these cuties. Real eggs weren’t used either; instead, fabric was glued onto Styrofoam substitutes.

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PIGMENTS OF YOUR IMAGINATION

Finally, someone figured out what to do with all those half-used crayons lying around the house: Shave them into tiny bits then sprinkle on just-boiled, hot eggs. The result will look like an Impressionist painting!

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PRETTY KOOL

Who said Kool-Aid was just for drinking? During Easter season, it’s also for dunking. Mix up your favorite flavors, do some dipping and within minutes, you’ll have a batch of vividly colored eggs.

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WINGING IT

Feather your nest (or basket) with eggs in the likeness of this adorable chick. His beak, comb and feet are made from clay; wings and eyes are hand-painted on a brown shell.

—Nancy Mattia


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nikki on

wow..really cool eggs, they are so pretty i wouldnt dare want to crack and eat them..

CH on

Nikki you can make pinholes and blow out the egg gunk that way they stay pretty

Dasha on

Please visit my blog to see how to color eggs natural and organic way
http://fromdashawlove3.blogspot.com/2014/03/natural-and-organic-way-to-color-easter.html

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