Looking for Easter egg dye kits to make this Easter that much more bright and colorful? And yes, maybe just a little messier? “Because the kids love it!” you say to your husband when he asks, yet again, why you have to go through the messy, time-consuming process that is dyeing Easter eggs. (After all, you already bought all the Easter baskets and filled them with all the Easter goodies and stuffed animals.) But let’s be honest, mamas: You secretly love dyeing eggs just as much as your little ones do.
We don’t blame you—there’s something nostalgic and comforting about the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs. And while you can always opt for the traditional pastels, there are also tons of creative and unique egg dyeing kits out there now. We’re talking galactic eggs, natural dyes, and even a battery-operated egg decorator (!!). The best part is that most of them include everything you need—all you have to do is add the eggs, of course.
To help you—and your family—with your Easter festivities, we’ve selected some of the best egg dyeing kits below that you can still order online to arrive in time for Easter. Happy decorating! (To your kids, of course…)
Best Egg Dyeing Kits
Do your kids want to make Easter eggs that are truly out of this world? This Galaxy Dyeing will there work among the stars — literally! When purchased, you’ll get three different color dyes, three coloring bags, 3 sticker sheets, and 12 egg stands. The best part about this kit is that it looks like complicated artwork, but it’s one of the easiest ways to dye Easter eggs. Just plop a few drops of dye in the color bags, and the egg, and shake it around to create the galaxy look. Add a few space and star stickers and you’re all set! One reviewer said, “These were a hit with our ten-year-old. He had no trouble at all. ” Another mama raved about it as well, saying, “This was the most amazing egg dye kit I’ve ever purchased. I could not believe the results. I’ve tried so many specialty coloring kits and this was hands down the closest to the advertised pictures.”
Solid pastel-colored eggs? So last year. This year, we’re all about psychedelic eggs, which are covered in bold green, purple, yellow, and all of the other colors of the rainbow. And you can make them at home with this super affordable kit. Not only does it come with a drying stand to minimize the mess, but this particular kit also has dye pouches instead of dye tablets. As in, all you have to do is place your egg in one of the provided bags, add a few drops of dye, massage the egg around and voila!
If you have to watch one more episode of PJ Masks, either your kids or your TV are going to be thrown out the door. But rather than pull the plug on Luna Girl and Catboy, satisfy your kids’ bizarre obsession with the masked crusaders with this themed egg kit. Not only will they get their fix of their favorite show but they’ll be doing it away from the TV (screen time wardens rejoice!). While it comes with all the usual egg dye kit suspects—color tablets, stickers, and dippers—it also has miniature stringed masks that your little ones can put on their finished eggs. Then, as the PJ Masks would say, it’s into the night to save the day!
Matching PJ Masks Easter Basket also available.
The next time you’re shopping Maisonette online, step away from the Spring cardigans (how many of those do your kids really need?!) and put this adorable “egg painting party” kit in your basket instead. We know—we were shocked to learn the retailer sells egg decorating kits, too, but this one is well worth the extra money. In famously fabulous style, it includes six wooden eggs and all the necessary crafting supplies (paint, pom poms, glitter, oh my!) all packed up neatly in a pretty picnic basket. And said basket—which you can paint yourself—can also be used long after Easter is over for all of your outdoor spring activities.
Turn Easter into a learning experience with this “Eggsperiment” kit from KiwiCo. Your kiddos will be able to color their eggs using chemical reactions that they create themselves. It’ll be a bubbly, fizzy, and insanely fun time! Don’t worry mama, it’s completely safe too. Reviewers raved about how much learning was involved in Easter fun. One reviewer said, “I love how easy and detailed the instructions were. My son had a great time and learned a lot. I also love that he was able to write down his observations.”
Gwyneth Paltrow called—she wants her egg dye kit back. As in, we’ve found the all-natural, vegan option that will make even the most granola of moms happy. Each of the five plant-based dyes are GMO-free and made with fresh fruits, herbs, and veggies so you won’t have to worry about any icky chemicals getting onto your child’s hands (or worse, into their mouths). And unlike most dye kits, these natural dyes don’t require any vinegar—simply add hot water and you’re good to go. As if that wasn’t enough, even the packaging of the kit is completely recyclable and biodegradable so you won’t feel bad disposing of your post-dyeing mess.
Meet the egg dyeing kit that both you and your kids will love: Paas marble eggs. It’s a fun craft for them (they love anything that involves making a mess in the kitchen, let’s be honest) and it’s a chic DIY for you (Pinterest-worthy pictures coming right up!). To get that gorgeous marble effect, you’ll have to put in a little extra work, though—rather than just dropping your eggs in dye and waiting, you’ll have to turn them constantly. But the final product is worth it, reviewers rave. “They’re really pretty and the glitter is rose gold,” one mom wrote, adding that she used the kit on brown eggs and it worked just as well as on white eggs (good to know!).
You can never go wrong with classic Easter egg dyeing with classic brand Paas. This variety pack comes with 4 different kits and includes dye tablets, color cups, and egg holders. Your little one will have everything they need to have a fun (and clean!) decorating session.
Best Easter Egg Decorating Kits
Drawing is the new dyeing, according to the nearly 1,000 reviewers who are obsessed with the EggMazing egg decorator. Here’s how it works: You set an egg in the battery-operated decorator, which then slowly rotates the egg. As the egg turns, you and your kids can use the provided quick-dry markers to draw colorful stripes around the shell—no crooked designs, fumbling fingers, or dry time involved. “It’s just so satisfying watching it spin,” one mom raves, adding, “We will never dye again!” The best part? No dye = no mess, meaning you won’t be scrubbing dried-on red splatter stains off the kitchen counter for months to come.
The Frozen obsession doesn’t need to stop for this holiday, Mama. This Easter Egg Dye & Decorating Kit comes with five dye packets and coloring pouches, 48 Frozen character-themed stickers (Yep, 48!), and 42 gems. So not only can your little one dye their eggs, but they can bedazzle them with Anna and Elsa’s magic too.
Unique? Yes. Fun? Duh. Bougie? Absolutely. Those are all words to describe this Easter egg decorating kit from Meri Meri. Complete with 27 stickers like bunnies, carrots, flowers, and bees. Basically, all things Spring — all you have to do is add hardboiled eggs. The muted pastel colors make your egg-cellent crafts ideal for a more elegant Easter centerpiece than those neon plastic eggs you’re currently using.
Not only does this kit have adorable Easter-themed animals, it includes crazy colorful birds too! Your kiddo will have everything they need to turn their eggs into adorable animals, including feathers, foam cut-outs, googly eyes, and stickers galore. Your kids will have a blast putting together their crafty creations, from a an adorable bunny to a lamb to a bird.
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