Dying Easter Eggs with Young Kids

This past Easter I decided to try dying eggs with the kids for the first time.  Now with a 5 year old and twin 2 year olds this isn’t an easy task.  I had to plan out every step of the project to make sure no one got burned or dyed their skin blue!

I then looked into little kid friendly ways to decorate a dyed egg.  I found a few ways that worked well my kids:

  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Glitter (Add glue then pour glitter over glued area)

It was messy, but we did it outside and I hosed them down prior to letting them back into the house. There favorite part was the dying of the eggs.  Even after picking one color, they then wanted to dip the same egg in other colors to see what color the egg would turn.  I let the kids each pick a color and then I picked a 4th.  I made them sit at their picnic bench and called them over one at a time to dye the egg.  After I was done, they sat down and finished decorating their eggs.

Egg 1



For every color:

  • Hard boiled Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Water
  • 1 tsp Distilled Vinegar
  • 20 drops of Food Dye


  1. Mix 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 tsp distilled vinegar and about 20 drops of food dye.
  2.  Add egg to bowl, turn egg and remove once you are happy with your egg color.
  3. Remove egg and decorate!


Other Items:

  • Tongs/slotted spoon
  • Newspaper
  • Bowl deep enough to submerge entire egg


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