Go Back

Tissue Paper Egg Dying: An Easy Way to Make Colorful Eggs with Kids

All you need is tissue paper to get beautiful Easter eggs (so if you forgot the dye, it's totally okay). This easy egg decorating technique is fun for kids and adults and the eggs turn out full of color in a few easy steps.
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Craft, Easter


  • Bleeding Tissue Paper (regular tissue paper will not work)
  • Vinegar or water (We used vinegar, but I have seen it done with water too)
  • Bowl
  • Eggs
  • Clothespin (optional)


  • Cut or rip pieces of tissue paper.
  • Wrap pieces of tissue paper around the egg and twist at the top to secure the pieces. You may need to add an extra 6in x 6in layer around the outside of the egg to secure any small pieces.
    You may want to remind kids of color mixing combos (red and yellow make orange, blue and yellow make green, all the colors together make brown, etc) to help them select what colors to use on each egg.
    You can use a clothespin to secure the top and give yourself a place to hold on if you want.
  • Place vinegar in a bowl and dip the egg in the vinegar.
  • Leave the tissue paper wrapped around the egg and let the egg dry completely.
    You can place your eggs in the egg carton to dry.
  • Once the egg is dry, unwrap it to reveal your beautiful egg.


If you want to eat your egg blow the inside out by carefully poking a hole in the top and a hole in the bottom and blowing on one end until it comes out. Then you can eat your egg and decorate it too.

Do not eat hard boiled eggs after they have been decorated this way because the colors in the tissue paper may not be safe for consumption.