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Toddler Twist for Egg Dyeing

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Have you started coloring eggs yet?  I love the egg decorating process!  I even picked up a book at the library called Easter Eggs: 40 Fabulous Projects for the Whole Family for inspiration.  I haven’t read it yet, but I’m looking forward to browsing the pages!

We decided to do a little egg coloring this week, but as you probably know, toddlers don’t find traditional egg dyeing all that egg-citing, so we decided to add a little extra fun to our egg decorating activity. Care to join us?

Coloring eggs


What You Need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Crayons
  • Liquid Glue
  • Glitter
  • Traditional Egg Dye Kit
  • Newspaper for catching messes (optional)
  • Cups or glasses for holding dye
  • Paper plate for each kid’s station (optional)

What You Do:

To begin, distribute the eggs evenly among the kids.  Have kids color on their eggs with crayons.   I set up everything on a paper plate to keep things more corralled, but that is optional, of course.

Egg Coloring

While kids are coloring eggs, set up the egg dyes in cups according to the directions on the package.

Egg Dye

Once the eggs are colored, invite kids to pick a color and dunk their egg.  If you’re feeling really brave, have kids place the egg in the cup and retrieve it themselves.   Most of the time, the crayon will resist the dye, leaving the design easy to spot once the egg is dyed.

Image from Crafts Kaboose

(I forgot to take a picture of ours at this step!)

If the eggs need even more sparkle once they are dyed (or if you want to jump straight to glitter), grab some liquid glue and water it down about 1/2 and 1/2.  Have kids paint the glue onto the egg.

Gluing eggs

Once that is complete, sprinkle a little glitter directly on the egg and a little more glitter on the plate.  Have the kids roll the egg around until it is a glitter perfection!

Glitter Egg

Rolling! Rolling! Rolling!


What fun Easter Egg Decorating are you doing?

We’ll be doing more next week, so stay tuned!!

Skills to Check off Your List:

  • Kitchen Skills: Boiling an Egg
  • Fine Motor Skills

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Sunday 30th of March 2014

I love this idea, it would be a ton of fun for the little ones.

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Sunday 30th of March 2014

This looks like a lot of fun! I know my kids would like to try this for Easter.I am stopping by from Something Fabulous Wednesday!

Alice @ Mums Make Lists

Thursday 27th of March 2014

The look lovely :-)