You’re going to love sponge painting Easter eggs because they turn out so colorful and there are no cups of dye to spill so it’s perfect for kids of all ages!
It’s almost Easter so let’s get our eggs ready! Join us as we color eggs using an easy sponge painting technique. Dyeing eggs is such a fun tradition, it’s nice to change things up a bit and color your eggs in a new way.
So forget the store boxed dye and do this easy Easter Egg Sponge Painting technique instead. Everything you need is in your kitchen and your whole family (kids and adults) can join in the fun.
Since this method can be done by little kids, big kids, and adults, everyone can become an Easter egg artist that the Easter bunny will be proud of! You can see in the photo that my kiddos (preschooler to middle schooler) had a blast decorating their eggs together this year.
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Why I Like Sponge Painting Easter Eggs
Not only do sponge painted Easter eggs turn out colorful like any good Easter egg should, the eggs are:
- Still edible after they have been dyed (with proper food handling).
- Full of color and texture!
- There are no cups of dye that eggs have to be fished out of, eliminating spills (so I can stay calm this Easter).
- It’s so easy that all my kids (age 3-12) can enjoy decorating eggs this way.
- You don’t need white vinegar, so people with sensitive noses can still decorate eggs.
Can I Eat Sponge Painted Eggs?
Yes, if you use food-safe dyes (food coloring), and handle your eggs with food safety rules (like keeping your eggs refrigerated), you should be okay to eat your eggs. If your eggs sat out on the table too long, your eggs crack, or you have any concerns it’s better to just consider your eggs art and not food.
Should I Hard Boil the Eggs or Blow them Out?
You can choose either way…you can use white hard-boiled eggs or you can poke a hole at the top and bottom of your egg and blow out the contents so you can use the egg mixture for cooking, and still use the egg shell for Easter egg decorating.
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Sponge Painted Easter Eggs
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- Sponge (I keep this set of Sponges in my craft closet).
- Liquid Food Coloring (I LOVE how this Food Coloring Set comes with primary colors and neon colors)
- Shallow bowl
- Prepared White Eggs (Hard boiled or Empty Eggs that have been blown out)
- Optional: Gloves and Paper Towels (We don’t use gloves to dye eggs because after a bath the dye washes off. If you don’t want colored hands then simply put on a pair of gloves)
Watch our quick video to see how to decorate the eggs or continue to the directions below.
Step 1: Prepare the Sponge
Get your sponge saturated with water, then squeeze out some of the extra water. (Give it a medium squeeze, not a tight squeeze, you want some water to remain in the sponge to help the dye move onto the egg).
Place the sponge in a shallow bowl.
Add drops of food coloring onto the top of the sponge.
Step 2: Dye Your Eggs
Roll the egg on top of the sponge so the color gets on the egg. You can also dab the egg onto the sponge to target a specific spot on the egg that needs color.
Repeat until you are satisfied with your egg and then set aside to dry. I like to save egg cartons for my kids to place their eggs in. Once they are dry they can be put in an Easter basket.
- Eggs can start looking muddy colored when the same area is exposed to multiple colors. If that is not the look you are going for then stop rolling the egg on the sponge after a few exposures to color.
- Once your eggs are dry if you notice color coming off your Easter egg you can rinse it in cold water to remove any extra dye, then pat it dry with paper napkins or paper towels.
- Optional: Add even more color by dyeing the Easter eggs a light solid color and then sponge paint ontop of the solid color.
Add to the Fun:
- Easter Egg Emotions Printable Activity Set
- Hatching Chick Easter Craft + Template
- The BEST Easter Activities for Kids