Our 6 Favorite Egg Decorating Products for Easter
These kits have everything you need to make your eggs the talk of the table.
Easter is right around the corner and we all know what that means: It's time to dye some eggs! Today, the egg decorating market is on a whole other level from the basic dyes I used as a kid — from neon and unicorn to glitter and galaxy, you name it, it probably exists.
With a couple of days to go until the holiday, I decided to narrow down the options. After countless tests, stained fingers and a fridge-full of 3 dozen hard-boiled eggs, I've rounded up my top choices for fun, interactive and oh-so-colorful, products to dye and decorate your eggs this Easter.
BUY IT: Amazon, $25.99
This magical machine will give you strikingly colorful eggs in seconds. Place an egg in the machine, press on the color and voila! You get perfectly striped eggs with minimal effort. The ink may rub off on the machine, so make sure you wipe it down after each use to avoid undesired color transfers!
BUY IT: Target, $2.99
PAAS, the go-to brand for Easter egg dyeing, expanded their collection with this neon color kit. Simply dissolve the tablets in vinegar, add some water and you're good to go. My only pitfall was the clear crayon — it snapped in half before I could finish drawing my bunny rabbit, so it turned out more like a Picasso-esque sketch. However, the quick and easy cleanup made this kit a winner in my book.
BUY IT: Etsy, $15
These silk-dyed eggs were so easy and beautiful, I can’t believe I hadn’t tried it earlier. After wrapping the eggs with silk, soak them in vinegar to imprint a vibrant pattern. Though this Etsy kit suggests soaking the eggs for 20 minutes, I'd boil them for about 30 minutes to get a really deep color transfer. Plus, it’s a great way to upcycle leftover fabric!
BUY IT: Target, $1.99
Just like other PAAS products, this kit was straightforward to use. To get the marbled effect, you add vegetable oil to the dye and mix vigorously before dropping the egg in. Though there’s a bit of work involved, the results are quite beautiful for a kit that costs less than an iced coffee. One word of caution: a glossy finish towel is provided to wipe off the excess oil, but there is still a slight residue left behind — so be careful!
BUY IT: Thrive Market, $6.29
Those obsessed with all-natural everything will adore these plant-based egg dyes! Some may worry that natural dyes are not pigmented enough, but these colors were strong and deep. The instructions also provide handy tips for decorating the eggs, including how to combine the colors. I found that some color combinations worked better than others — mixing the cabbage and radish dyes created a beautiful purple-y egg that was my favorite of the bunch.
BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $12.95
This kit is for the crafty. Instead of coloring the eggs, use paper outfits and stickers that double as egg stands! Then, add your own flair with pastel bow ties, buttons and paste-on accessories. Pro-tip: The eggs can be a little top-heavy, so glue or tape your egg to the body of the bunny to hold it in place.