Easter is quickly approaching with it being so early this year. As usual, our Spring Break falls during Easter, so we will be out of town that day. Even though we’ll miss our family Easter event, the kids and I have enjoyed doing a little Easter decorating around the house this week. Last year, I purchased some fake eggs that could be dyed. I’m not really sure what material they are made with, but they look like real, white eggs. The kids dyed a few of them, but we had several left that also had not been dyed.
I was inspired to make them into speckled Easter eggs by the cover of the March Martha Stewart magazine. They were simple to make and created a pale, dreamy pattern on the eggs. I used both eggs that had been previously dyed a pastel color and the plain white eggs that hadn’t yet been dyed.
The best part about dying these eggs was that I used supplies I already had at the house. You simply need liquid food coloring, dry rice, beans or popcorn kernels, and some white vinegar to give your eggs a speckled pattern. I chose to use pink food coloring since it was best match the other Easter décor I have in my kitchen. These eggs would also look amazing with a bright color, like Kelly green or royal blue.
DIY Speckled Eggs
Dried rice, beans, or popcorn
Hard boiled or faux eggs for dyeing
Liquid food coloring
Fill paper cup about 1/4 full of dried rice, beans or popcorn. Drop 4-5 drops of food coloring in cup, swirl. Mixture should be slightly damp. Add a couple drops of vinegar to make mixture more damp, if desired. Place egg into cup, cover with paper towel. Shake or swirl egg in mixture. Remove and place on an egg drying container. Let fully dry.