Learn how to Dye Easter Eggs with Fabric! Grab different textured fabrics, use them to dye your Easter Eggs for all kinds of fun designs on your dyed Easter Eggs.
Dyeing Easter eggs is so much fun! So, when I set out to learn how to dye Easter eggs with fabric, I was ecstatic. These turned out so incredibly cool.
Some of the textured fabrics ended up making my eggs look like the outside was snakeskin, and other had an elegant lace pattern on them.
It’s just really fun to learn creative ways to dye Easter eggs and make Easter extra unique and fun. Whether you learn how to dye Easter eggs the normal way, or try this out, the memories made while dyeing eggs at Easter time will last forever!
Why You’ll Love Dyeing Easter Eggs with Fabric
- This is a great sensory activity for younger children! They can feel the different textured fabrics as they help wrap eggs and dye them.
- I loved learning how to dye Easter eggs with fabric because it made our Easter eggs really unique. Every egg looked different, no two were the same. It was really cool!
- You can dye easter eggs in multiple different ways and tell each child in the Easter egg hunt that they have to find the eggs dyed each way. For example, your kids may look for easter eggs dyed with fabric while other kids look for regular dyed eggs. This way, every kid can find some eggs!
Supplies needed to Dye Easter Eggs with Fabric
- Textured Fabric Pieces – I’m going to let you in on my best pro-tip to finding fabric pieces on a budget! Go to your local craft store or local Walmart and look for the scrap bin near the fabric section. These store will almost always take the ends of their spools of fabric that aren’t enough to sell for the average project and they’ll wrap them up and price it at a steep discount! You could find some great fabric to use for this activity.
- Paper Towels – You’ll need plenty of paper towels to cover your work space and clean up any spills! Grab that mega pack…just in case.
- Boiled Eggs – Follow this recipe to make the perfect boiled eggs!
- Egg Dye – You can either use store bought egg dye or easily dye eggs with food coloring.
- Rubber Bands – You’ll need plenty of rubber bands for this activity, so grab a variety pack at the grocery store or local craft store.
Recommended Fabrics to Use
There are so many different options when you learn how to dye easter eggs with fabric! But here are a few of my favorite, textured, fabrics to use when dyeing easter eggs with fabric.
- Poly Mesh Ribbon
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Fabric
- Prepare your store-bought egg dye according to package instructions, or make some homemade egg dye.
- Grab an egg that has been previously boiled and fully cooled, and wrap it tightly in the fabric of your choice. Rubber band the top of the fabric to secure it around the egg.
- Place the wrapped egg into the dye for about 30 seconds.
- Remove the egg from the dye and place it on paper towels and pat the outside dry. Let the egg sit for about 2 minutes and then gently cut the fabric away from the egg.
- Pat the egg dry again and let it sit for 3 more minutes until fully dry.
- Repeat this process with different colors and different fabrics until all of your eggs are dyed!
Why should I learn how to dye Easter Eggs with Fabric?
This is one of the most creative ways to dye Easter eggs! You’ll end up with eggs that are super unique and look so cool. Dyeing easter eggs with fabric is really fun and you’ll make so many memories as a family.
I would love to see pictures of how your Easter eggs turn out! Follow these step-by-step instructions and then let me see your creations!
More Easter Activities You’ll Love
- If you’re looking for another creative way to dye Easter eggs, you should learn how to dye easter eggs with rice. They turn out really cool and are easy to make.
- Need a super easy activity for younger children? Check out this Easter Cookie Cutter Painting craft.
- These Easter Placemats are the perfect way to keep your kiddos occupied during Easter brunch.
- If you need some easy, printable activities, these Easter Coloring Pages are great!
- Prepare your egg dye according to package directions.
- Place your hard boiled egg in a piece of material. Secure the fabric, as tightly as you can against the egg, at the top with a rubber band.
- Place the egg in dye for at least 30 seconds or according to package directions.
- Remove egg from dye, place on paper towels and pat the outside dry with paper towels.
- Let it rest for about 2 minutes then gently cut the fabric away from the egg.
- Immediately pat dry again and let it rest for another 3 minutes to dry completely.