How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring and Rubber Cement

This Insta-worthy craft looks way cooler than the classic version.

The hard part about decorating Easter eggs is deciding what look you want to achieve. The options are endless: You can stay safe with all-natural dyes, or go wild with shaving cream, washi tape, and more. For a more kid-friendly craft, good old-fashioned food coloring is the way to go. And while there are a million ways to use colorful dyes, we're partial to these neon splattered versions because they're quick and easy to create yet look impressive on display.

      How to Dye Easter Eggs

      1. Stir into a cup of hot water. We recommend starting with a lighter color, since you'll be dyeing over it later in the process.
      2. Mix in one tablespoon of .
      3. Carefully drop your hard-boiled egg into the cup and let it sit until it reaches your desired color. It should take about 10 minutes.
      4. Remove the egg from the cup and let it dry completely.
      5. Drizzle over the dry egg. (Parents, you might want to take the reins here.)
      6. Let the rubber cement solidify, then dip the egg into a second cup of contrasting dye.
      7. Leave the egg in the cup another 10 minutes or so to let the dye set.
      8. Take the egg out of the cup and let it dry completely.
      9. Peel the rubber cement off the egg. It should come off easily, leaving behind a colorful paint splatter effect.

        Tip: While you can use regular food dye, gel-based food coloring results in more vibrant eggs.

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