tie-dye easter eggs

Create these tie-dye Easter eggs with a little science! Here’s how to do it…

These tie-dye Easter eggs are pretty, AND exciting to make!

We are decorating Easter eggs with a science experiment. And, it’s even more fun when the science creates art. A chemical reaction makes magic happen, and the result is a perfectly marbled Easter egg!

Kelly Oester shared this method that will have your kids giddy with wonder as they see the result right before their eyes!


Tie-Dye Easter Eggs


  • Muffin tin for eggs
  • Muffin tin for paint (or small cups or bowls)
  • Paint brushes
  • Measuring spoon
  • Measuring cup, dropper, or small cups for drizzling vinegar
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring (gel makes for more vibrant eggs)


  1. Hard boil eggs.
  2. To make your “egg paint”, mix 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 tsp water at a time until desired consistency, and food coloring (don’t be afraid to go heavy on the drops, the more drops, the brighter your results!!)
  3. Mix until it forms a paste. The thicker the consistency, the better.
  4. Place hard boiled eggs in a muffin tin and paint them. Try not to overlap too many colors or you could end up with brown eggs.
  5. Once eggs are completely covered in baking soda paint, drizzle with vinegar. Use medicine cups, a dropper, or measuring cups to pour on vinegar.
  6. When the vinegar hits the baking soda a fizzy reaction occurs which creates a colorful marbled effect on the eggs!
  7. Once the reaction stops, rinse eggs with water and then dry with a paper towel.

Find more projects from Kelly on her Instagram, @kelly.oester.

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