Learn how to paint plastic eggs for a fun spin on Easter egg decorating for kids. These dyeable plastic eggs can be used year after year unlike real eggs!
Did you know that you can paint and dye plastic eggs to look just like the real deal? Well, now you do! Today, we’re diving into the world of decorating plastic eggs and, most importantly, how to avoid colorful hands afterward.
These dyeable plastic eggs offer a delightful twist to traditional Easter egg decorating for kids. You can find them in the seasonal section of stores, offering a reusable option for Easter décor year after year. Plus, unlike real eggs, they won’t spoil or need refrigeration!
Where to Buy Dyeable Plastic Eggs
These new dyeable plastic eggs can be found over in the seasonal section of stores and are made from 100% recyclable plastic. Just remember to pick up a paint kit or acrylic paint set if your egg set does not include paint.
Why Choose Dyeable Plastic Eggs
Unlike the shiny, brightly colored eggs typically used for egg hunts, these plastic eggs have a unique brushed exterior that almost feels like wood.
Made from lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic, they’re durable and won’t crack as easily as their traditional counterparts.
What Do We Love About the Plastic Decorating Eggs?
I love decorating eggs with my kids, but when we do it, I wish that I could keep them longer without them spoiling or needing refrigeration. We also ran into instances of little hands being excited to dump their eggs in the dye, often resulting in cracked eggs.
Unlike the shiny brightly colored eggs we use for our egg hunts, these almost feel like a wooden egg with a brushed exterior, yet are lightweight since they are made from a lightweight plastic.
There is a small seam that can be seen in my close-up pictures, but it does not break open like the neon plastic eggs.
Experimenting with different decorating techniques is part of the fun! While dunking the eggs in dye might not work well due to their lightweight nature, painting them yields vibrantly beautiful results.
Consider using egg painting kits for a hassle-free decorating experience.
Let your creativity run wild! Whether it’s speckled eggs, sponge painting, or golden glaze, there are endless possibilities to explore.
Encourage the kids to unleash their imagination and create their own unique masterpieces.
In our house, we tried a couple of different techniques with these dyeable plastic eggs.
When attempting our Kool-Aid dying we found that the eggs did not absorb the dye well.
Painting our eggs with an egg painting kit, however, yielded vibrantly beautiful eggs. We combined the sponge technique with the golden glaze, and let the kids create their own masterpieces.
Here are the eggs we created with our kits. Some of the most beautiful eggs actually resulted from dyed fingerprints that added color and texture to them.
My daughter loved doing the speckled eggs, while my son painted his fully with a brush.
We let them dry in the carton and they now have a spot in our front room in a bowl to be admired all season long.
I would recommend these dyeable eggs for little hands that have a hard time handling delicate eggs, children with egg allergies, and moms that might like to keep their decorated eggs from year to year.
That was a messy job so I am sharing our tried-and-true recipe for removing egg dye & paint off of your hands.
We can attest to this formula as we may or may not have used everything in our house from rubbing alcohol to oil to try to figure out how to get the pesky dye of our hands.
Smarter people might wear gloves while decorating. We risk it all for our art. That’s how we roll.
How to Remove Dye From Skin
1 squirt whitening toothpaste
1 squirt face or body exfoliant
1 squirt baby oil
Scrub well. Add a little water and continue scrubbing. Rinse. Repeat as necessary.
Maybe three times if you look like a Smurf.
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