These swirling colors are made from just a few ingredients.  Similar egg dying instruction may have you use shaving cream for this, but since we hope to EAT our hard-boiled eggs afterwards, we've chosen to use a whipped topping. 

Supplies needed:
Whipped Dessert Topping
Food coloring
2-9x13 pans or baking dishes
Eggs (we like hard-boiled)
Paper towels
Cooking oil (optional)

Step 1: Preparing your "Tie Dye"

  • Cover one of the baking dishes with a layer of whipped topping.  You'll need about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Drop food coloring on the surface of the whipped topping.
  • Using a toothpick, swirl the colors into the whipped topping.  TIP: Keep the toothpick perpendicular to the surface and be careful not to stir.  

Step 2: Dying your Eggs

  • Make sure your eggs are dry. 
  • Roll each egg into the whipped topping to completely cover.
  • Place covered eggs into the second baking dish to rest.
  • You may need to add cool whip and repeat step 1 if you start to run low on your "dye"!
  • Let the eggs rest, covered in the whipped topping mixture for 30 minutes.

Step 3: The Reveal!

  • Wipe the eggs with a damp paper towel to remove all the whipped topping and uncover the swirls of color!
  • You can also rub a small amount of cooking oil on the eggs to make them shine!

If you try this at home, share your pictures with us by tagging us @OrangeEaselArt on Instagram or by posting to our facebook page.  
Local artists are invited to attend our Egg Decorating Workshop on Saturday March 26th.  Tie Dye will be one of SIX stations we'll have set up!  Click here to learn more.


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