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Coloring Easter Eggs - Instructions for all techniques

  • Info: color Easter eggs
  • Basics
    • Hard-boiled eggs
    • Blown out eggs
  • Various dyeing techniques
    • Bath in the paint sud
    • lemon juice
    • Tights technology
    • marbling
    • Stamp Easter eggs
    • Paint with nail polish
    • Wrap easter eggs

Easter eggs coloring belongs to Easter like Christmas tree decorate for Christmas. Coloring is especially fun when you are familiar with different techniques and can handle them. In this sense, we present you in this DIY guide numerous possibilities to color your Easter eggs wonderfully colorful!

Info: color Easter eggs

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Eggs with a white shell are preferable to eggs with a brown shell. The reason? The colors are clearer and more intense in the former than in the latter.

Tip: Perhaps you are one of those people who prefer earth tones to strong colors. Then you do well to reach for brownish eggs.

Blown or hard-boiled eggs ">

Depends on the purpose. Both can be painted. Blown easter eggs serve primarily as an Easter decoration for decorating Easter eggs or garden shrubs. They are logically no longer edible. In contrast, hard-boiled eggs are suitable for decorating the breakfast table during Easter or as gifts. They can still be eaten when non-toxic and compatible colors are used.


Hard-boiled eggs

Step 1: Stir in vinegar water - for example, three liters of water with 50 milliliters of vinegar.

Step 2: Rub the eggs with the vinegar water to remove any grease.

3rd step: Boil the eggs hard.

Step 4: Apply the paint sud. If you want to use artificial Easter Eggs, just follow the manufacturer's instructions on the box. If, on the other hand, you wish to color your eggs naturally, refer to the separate section we dedicate to this topic.


  • Be sure to use old pots or disposable dishes. Depending on the color used, margins may be difficult to remove.
  • Attention: If the eggs are still edible at the end, food colors or even better natural ingredients should be used, as some people are allergic to the dyes in food colors.

Step 5: Once the eggs are cooked, fry them briefly with cold water.

Step 6: Depending on how you want to color the Easter Eggs (whether monochrome or with patterns), you will proceed differently here.

Monochrome Eggs: Add the eggs directly to the artificial or natural colander.
Patterned eggs: First apply the lemon juice or puff pastry technique, which we will introduce below, and then add the eggs to the artificial or natural color broth.

Step 7: Once the desired color intensity is achieved, remove the eggs from the broth, shake off the water briefly and then lay it on paper towels to dry.

Step 8: Now you can decorate the eggs as needed, for example, by printing, painting or stamping. Details on the different variants can be found below in this DIY guide.

Tips: Always make sure you have a good base, such as newspaper, to protect your furniture. And do this step only if you do not plan to eat the eggs later.

Step 9: Let your easter eggs dry well.

Blown out eggs

Step 1: Clean the eggs from the outside with vinegar water or a little dishwashing detergent.

Step 2: Peck the eggs once at the top and once at the bottom. Then take a roulade needle or skewer and poke the egg yolk inside. You should enlarge the hole a bit so that the egg can be blown out better.

Step 3: Blow out the inside of the eggs with your mouth.

Step 4: Rinse the eggs thoroughly again to completely rid the interior of yolk and egg whites.

Step 5: Now it's time to paint the Easter eggs. Since these are no longer edible anyway, you basically have free choice in terms of colors and techniques. Whether acrylic paints, felt pens or stamp motifs - the possibilities are extremely diverse. More details on the individual methods can be found in the second part of our guide, which then deals with the different colors.

cold colors

Step 6: Let the colors dry well. Finished!

Tip: It is best to hang the eggs with threads on a clothes line or the like, so that the patterns do not smudge. Or you put individual eggs, pitted on the wooden sticks, in a piece of sticky moss or Styrofoam.

Various dyeing techniques

Bath in the paint sud

If the hard-boiled eggs are to be dyed in the color broth, you have two options:

Option 1: artificial colors from the trade (food colors)
If you opt for this method, all you have to do is follow the manufacturer's instructions. These can be found on the respective packaging. There are two variants, either you use colors that need to be dissolved in boiling water or you take the simpler variant: cold paints.

Option 2: Produce natural colors yourself
With various foods, natural colors can be produced, which are suitable for coloring the Easter eggs. Although these dyes are not quite as strong as those with artificial colors, but they are free of any intolerances and side effects.

The procedure is conceivably simple: you just need to cut the desired ingredient into small pieces (if necessary) and pour water over it. Here are some ideas and inspirations for potential foods that you can use:

Red Malay Tea (red)
Beetroot (red violet)
Red cabbage leaves (red violet)
Saffron (yellow)
Chamomile flowers (yellow)
Hot Matetee (light yellow)
Spinach (green)
Parsley (green)
Cold Matetee (lime green)
Blueberries (gray blue)
Elderberries (gray blue)
Blue mallow herb (gray blue)

Tip: experiment with it. There is no right or wrong here.

A popular method of coloring eggs with natural color is coloring with onion skins. In this guide we will show you step by step how it works: //www.zhonyingli.com/ostereier-faerben-zwiebelschalen/

lemon juice

If you want to produce monochrome as well as beautifully patterned eggs, all you need is lemon juice and a brush. With these two utensils you paint your desired patterns on the egg. But do not exaggerate, because: Where the eggshell is brushed with the lemon juice, it takes no more color.

Tights technology

The leaf pattern can be made with both hard-boiled and blown-out eggs, but it is better suited for the hard-boiled variants that do not break so quickly.

You need this:

  • hard boiled (or blown out) eggs
  • Easter eggs color
  • old nylon tights
  • real or artificial flowers or leaves
  • scissors

Cut the pantyhose legs into several pieces of hose about 15 centimeters long. Knot the individual pieces of hose at one end. Then pick up an egg and a beautiful leaf motif. Place the leaf motif on the egg at a suitable location. Now grab one of the one-side tights and gently pull it around the egg and leaf. Then pull on the tights and knot the open end tight.

Tip: Make sure that the tights are really tight and stable around the egg, so that the leaf motif can not slip. It requires a little skill.

Repeat the process with all other eggs that are to receive a leaf pattern with the pantyhose technique. Then put the egg packets in the dye bath. Bring out the elements after the designated time and let them drain. Then remove the tights including the leaves. Finished!


The marbling technique is one of the classics when it comes to coloring the Easter eggs. What sounds highly complicated is in truth a breeze.

You need this:

  • hard boiled or blown eggs
  • Eierfärbefarbe
  • Disposable gloves
  • Water or other colors
  • old toothbrush (optional - only needed for the second version)

So you go with the so-called batik technique:

Step 1: Dye the eggs in the broth and dry.
Step 2: Put on disposable gloves.
Step 3: Stir in two different water or other colors.
Step 4: Put the two colors in your hands.
Step 5: Roll the eggs one after the other in your hands. Of course, you have to refill again and again.
Step 6: Let the eggs dry. Finished!

This is how you go about the toothbrush technique:

Step 1: Dye the eggs in the broth and dry.
2nd step: Moisten the toothbrush.
Step 3: Pick up paint from the water bale with the wet toothbrush.
Step 4: Move your thumb over the bristles over and over again. This creates a rain of colors that marries the eggs.
Step 5: Let the easter eggs dry. Finished!

Stamp Easter eggs

Simple but effective: after the Sudbad you can print your Easter eggs with funny stamps. How about, for example, with letters or bunnies ">

Note: When blowing out eggs, you must be extra careful not to crush them when stamping.

Paint with nail polish

Do you still have old nail polishes at home that you no longer want to use for your nails? Wonderful, then paint your Easter eggs with it.

You need this:

  • blown eggs
  • skewers
  • nail polishes

Step 1: Take the first egg and skewer it on a shish kebab.
Step 2: Hold the egg on the skewer and decorate it with nail polish all around.
Step 3: Repeat with the remaining eggs.
4th step: let it dry. Finished!

Other ways to paint Easter eggs without adding color are, for example:

  • markers
  • watercolors
  • Acrylics
  • spray paint

Wrap easter eggs

For those who do not want to paint the eggs by hand or to carry them into the paint suds, there is a practical alternative technique: simply wrap the Easter eggs with wool or yarn.

You need this:

  • blown (or hard-boiled) eggs
  • Wool or yarn
  • Spray adhesive

Step 1: Pick up an egg and sprinkle it partially with spray glue.
Step 2: Allow the glue to dry briefly.
Step 3: Wrap the prepared surface evenly with wool or yarn of your choice.
Step 4: Spray another part of the ice with glue. Allow to dry briefly and wrap with wool or yarn.
Step 5: Repeat until the egg is completely wrapped.
Step 6: Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Have fun coloring Easter eggs!

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