Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs!

Coloring Easter Eggs is one of my favorite Easter activities.  I love discovering new ways to use old products.  A few years ago we tried our hand at sharpie tie dying shirts and fell in love.  This year we combined tie dyed shirts with Easter egg decorating and came up with Sharpie Tie Dyed Easter Eggs.  I love how they turned out.  I have a huge obsession with Sharpie markers.  They come is so many bright colors, it is hard to choose a favorite.

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs ~ Sharpie Tie Dye

Sharpie Tie Dyed Easter Egg Materials:

  • Eggs ~ Make sure they are room temperature
  • Bright permanent Sharpie markers~ as many colors as you have.
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Tray to contain the mess
  • Eye dropper
  • A well ventilated area!

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs ~ Sharpie Tie Dye

Color your design with sharpie marker straight onto your room temp egg.  We found that the more colorful your design the better the end result.  I would suggest fully covering your whole egg in sharpie markers.

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs ~ Sharpie Tie Dye

After you have your design, slowing drip rubbing alcohol onto the egg.  The colors with mix, blend and drip leaving behind a beautiful pattern.  No two eggs will come out looking the same.

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs ~ Sharpie Tie Dye

Let your egg dry and it is all ready to display.  Make sure that you don’t eat these eggs, this is for decoration only!

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs ~ Sharpie Tie Dye

Sharpie Dyeing Tips:

  • Use room temperature eggs ~ Eggs tend to sweat when they are pulled out of the fridge.  Since you won’t be eating these eggs no need to worry about leaving them on the counter for too long.
  • Cover your egg completely with Sharpie marker ~ We found the the more colorful the egg the better the result.
  • Drip the rubbing alcohol very slowly ~ This will allow the alcohol to bleed, blend and create beautiful patterns with the Sharpie marker.
  • Make sure the room is well ventilated!
  •  Metallic Sharpie markers do not bleed, and don’t work for this project.

Unique way to Dye Easter Eggs ~ Sharpie Tie Dye

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22 thoughts on “Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs

  1. Hi! I’m Carolyn from Mama’s Little Muse, and was so excited to see your post! My son and I just experimented with sharpies and rubbing alcohol but on fabric. I just love love love (!) the idea of applying this idea to eggs! Your eggs turned out so beautiful! Anyway, just published my post on my blog and referred my readers over here to check out your idea! Thank you so much! We will have to try it out! :)

    • Dont waste the egg. prick the raw egg shell with a large pin at both ends-make sure you go in deep enough to break the membrain. Blow hard to get the egg out-blow it into a bowl and scramble them. there you have scramble eggs for breakfast-etc. Rinse the egg shell out and dry- Then no one will be wanting to eat the egg!!

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  5. This is such a cool idea. But I’m thinking if I use food color instead of markers and vodka instead of rubbing alchohol it may work so they would be edible. I’m going to try it.this week.

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    • Because the ink is toxic. The eggs are beautiful and I hate to be critical, but I hate to see anything edible wasted. There are too many hungry people. Plus, if someone ate the eggs, not knowing, they could get very sick.

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  11. This didnt work. The colors didnt bleed together. They just faded. The egg was at room temperature and I used brightly colored sharpie markers. My rubbing alcohol was 70%, maybe using a higher percentage one works better?

    • Ours were hard boiled. I suggested to have the eggs at room temp because they sweat when they come out of they fridge. Which makes it difficult to add color with sharpies. Although it would work with raw or blown eggs as well.

  12. Post note: If you dont want to eat the egg-scramble it for your pet to eat! we have done this and given it to the dogs!

  13. I thought the post was awesome, bought the sharpies and the rubbing alcohol and it didnt work as well as the post- not sure why…
    is there different types of alcohol??

  14. Hello,
    My Grandsons and I tried the tie dyed eggs for Easter, but they did not come out anywhere close to yours . when the colors combined the colors turned brownish greenish. What did I do wrong I followed all the instructions?

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