How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cotton Fabric and Reveal a Colorful Rainbow Egg

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cotton Fabric and Reveal a Colorful Rainbow Egg

I’ve been dying to share this Colorful Rainbow Egg Easter Egg Idea with you (no pun intended). Coming home on Easter Sunday from first, a conference in Austin, Texas to Spring Break in Alabama with the kids and a 17 hour drive home to boot…It just didn’t happen before Easter. I’m so bummed about that, but hoping you’ll enjoy How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cotton Fabric next time around. It’ll be here before we know it. The results are so much fun. Come on in and I’ll share my “How To” on this simple and creative Easter Egg idea…

 Dye Easter Eggs with Cotton Fabric. Beautiful Rainbow Easter Eggs

 So, in this fun Easter Egg Dye project you’ll need to prepare yourself for a little messy fun. Well, I guess that most Easter Egg Dye fun is a little bit on the messy side.

Don’t worry, I’ve thought of ways to keep the mess somewhat under control. 

Use a food coloring and fabric dye technique to make these beautiful Easter Eggs

Don’t forget a wipe off tablecloth. You’ll thank me for that little piece. A baking sheet for each person is a good idea, too!

Twist cotton fabric soaked with food coloring around and egg for a beautiful Rainbow Easter Egg Dye Project

Just look at this as another fun tie-dye project that reveals beautiful colorful eggs. 

Here’s What You’ll Need to Dye Easter Eggs With Cotton Fabric 

Supplies Needed for How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cotton Fabric

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • A large or extra large cotton t-shirt. The bigger the better. You’ll get more fabric that way
  • Food coloring
  • A big bowl of water
  • Table protection – A vinyl tablecloth 
  • Baking sheets for each participant
  • Paper towel 


Using Fabric to Dye Easter Eggs

  • Cut a section of the t-shirt big enough to go around the egg and provide a little extra on each end for gripping

Placing Cotton Fabric in Water before Dying Easter Eggs with food coloring

  • Dip your cotton in water and squeeze out excess water 

Coloring Easter Eggs with Cotton Fabric and Food Coloring

  • Set your boiled egg in the middle of the wet fabric 

Use food coloring to Dye Easter Eggs

  • Squeeze different colors all around the fabric covered egg
  • *My kids got a little over zealous with the idea of squeezing food coloring around the egg. They really went to town on the the food coloring and almost used it all to color their first eggs! Make sure you remind everyone that they just need to squeeze a small amount and even leave some spots without color so the colors can blend together 

Twisting colorful fabric around the egg to dye it for Easter

  • This is where having separate baking sheets under the eggs comes in handy
  • You’ll then want to grip the ends of the fabric and twist them on both ends. Colored liquid will be squeezed out onto the baking sheet at the same time the egg is being colored inside the fabric
  • *I couldn’t snap a picture of myself while twisting both ends, so this only shows me doing one side. The collage above shows the kids twisting both ends which is a much better example
  • Now, before unwrapping the egg to see your design, let it sit in the colored fabric for a minute or two

Revealing your colorful Easter Egg after using Cotton Fabric to Dye it

  • Unwrap the Easter Egg to see your design and let dry
  • Use your paper towel to clean up any excess food coloring mess in between new eggs
  • That’s it! 

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do


If you’re looking for more unique ways to Dye Easter Eggs, look no further. Here are some fun posts on Coloring Easter Eggs

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Use Rice To Color Easter Eggs – Click Here to find the “how to” 

How To Dye Easter Eggs With Shaving Cream (or Whipped Cream) - What a fun way to dye Easter Eggs with kids. Love the different swirl patterns -

Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream or Shaving Cream – Click Here

So cool! How to dye Easter Eggs with a Neck Tie. This is such a fun Easter craft to do with the kids!

Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties! Click Here to see this idea

Happy Easter 


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