How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Single Girl's DIY
by Single Girl's DIY
5 Materials
10 Minutes

If you are looking for a unique and fun way to dye Easter eggs with materials you already have at home, then this easy method is perfect for you!

Here are the 5 simple steps for how to tie dye Easter eggs. This egg dyeing technique that doesn't use vinegar might just become your favorite way to color hard boiled eggs.


  • White hard-boiled eggs, dry and cooled completely
  • Food coloring
  • Coffee filters
  • Twist ties
  • Water spray bottle

Place each egg in a coffee filter.

Twist tie them closed. Or, you could use rubber bands.

Place drops of food coloring directly on the coffee filters. Be sure to leave some white spaces as well. Put as many or as few drops on as you would like.

You can use all one color or different colors.Wear gloves if you don't want your fingers getting stained.

Gently spray each dot with the water bottle. The food coloring will spread and mix with the other colors.

Gently squeeze the water with light pressure out of the coffee filters. (If there is too much water.) You can do this by grasping the egg in your hand and applying gentle pressure without enough strength to crack the egg shells.

Place on a sheet pan, lined with paper towels, to dry overnight. Keep in mind, the food coloring could soak through the paper towels and get onto the baking pan below.

This is just one unique way to dye Easter eggs.

If you stain yourself when dyeing then check out these how to get Easter egg dye off skin tips!

Check out how to dye eggs using Cool Whip.

And you might like these gorgeous gilded Easter eggs.

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  • Patty Patty on Mar 09, 2021

    I was thinking maybe spray with vinegar instead of water.... anyone know if this would work?

  • Diane Carder Diane Carder on Mar 27, 2021

    When do you take the filter off?

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  • Katen Katen on Mar 09, 2021

    It appears my response to vinegar did not go thru. I would use straight vinegar rather than water. Egg still edible and look good yoo

  • Katen Katen on Mar 30, 2021

    Vinegar sets the dye. Lesson learned the hard way. It rubs off/melts off in refrigerator and gets on hands and clothing and little faces. Totally safe to use as is edible, unlike other egg coloring techniques. Shells are porous and absorbs what ever is placed on shell. I have never tasted vinegar on my eggs either