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EASTER EGG DYEING WITH BUBBLE WRAP

April 10, 2019
bubble wrap easter egg dye technique

I can't believe Easter is almost here! I just finished making the kids fun and practical Easter baskets and now its almost time to start dyeing our Easter eggs!

Some of my favorite egg dyeing techniques are marbling with shaving cream, shaking the eggs in rice, dyeing with paper towels but this year I wanted to try a fun new twist to dyeing Easter eggs!

I've been saving a bunch of bubble wrap for some printmaking projects, but I thought if you can use bubble wrap to print with ink and paint maybe it could work with dyeing eggs too. It didn't turn out exactly the way I imagined, but I actually think it turned out even cooler!

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HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Hard-boiled eggs or dyeable craft eggs

Bubble wrap

Gel Food Dye

Rubberbands

Medicine Dropper

Plastic container

 

HOW TO DYE EASTER EGGS WITH BUBBLE WRAP

  1. Cut small squares of bubble wrap (about 8x8) and wrap your hardboiled eggs individually. Make sure the bubble side of the bubble wrap is facing in towards the egg. Secure loosely with a rubber band and sit in a plastic container.
  2. Use a glass bowl to mix your gel food coloring with a little bit of water (more water for a lighter color, less water for a brighter color).

 

Easter egg dyeing with bubble wrap medicine dropper

3. Fill a medicine dropper with the dye/water mixture and insert it into the opening of the bubble wrap bundle. You might have to loosen the rubber band if you can't fit the medicine dropper tip in.

Easter egg dyeing with bubble wrap

4. Inject the bubble wrap pouch with the dye. Repeat until all sides of the egg are covered in dye.

5. Let the bubble wrap pouches sit in their plastic container for 30 minutes- an hour. (If you are going to eat these later you probably want to keep them in the refrigerator.

6. Take the plastic container over to the sink and remove the rubber bands and run the eggs under a little bit of water to remove extra dye.

bubble wrap easter egg dye technique

TA-DA! You will be left with Easter eggs that have a cool bubble pattern. I loved how the purple dye made the egg both blue and purple and the pink dye made different shades of pink.

I can't wait to try other colors!

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