As I was brainstorming how to decorate Easter eggs with things we already have, these were the ones I was least excited about….and then I did them. Using just a few simple things you already have you can decorate galaxy Easter eggs and they look gorgeous!
My husband literally was shocked and couldn’t figure out how I did them — and that’s impressive coming from a graphic designer.
So, here’s how to make your own and how you can involve the kids.
What you need to decorate galaxy Easter eggs:
- Dip dyed egg
- Paper towel
- Food coloring
Start this egg decorating with an egg that is already dip dyed. The egg pictured had about 20 blue drops and 4 green drops as the base coat. It soaked in the dyed water for about 5 minutes before being dipped in vinegar to set.
1 | Wrap
Take your colored egg and wrap it in a paper towel. The paper towel doesn’t need to be super tight, but it should be touching much of the surface of the egg. Twist the top of the paper towel to hold it in place or use a rubberband.
2 | Color
Now, take your food coloring and squeeze a few drops on the paper towel randomly. You can also give your child the food coloring while you hold the egg to get them involved. When you do this, push the color onto the egg surface and then let up. This helps give the feathered effect as the food coloring spreads on the paper towel.
Continue adding spots of color around the egg leaving areas without color. I just did blue, but you could add multiple colors for a different tie-dyed inspired look.
3 | Dip
Next, take your egg, still wrapped in the paper towel, and dip it in a container with vinegar. This helps spread the color and set the color.
4 | Rest
Now, set your egg aside until the color has set. Be sure to limit touching the egg until it’s dried.
And that’s all there is to it. They really turned out gorgeous and look just like a galaxy! What do you think?
Looking for more ways to decorate Easter eggs? Check out 5 more ways here!