Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique

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Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Wrapper for leftovers, craft material, alien mind-reading shield. Here, aluminum foil is a vehicle for paint, leaving eggs with spots and blotches of color.

What you'll need

  • Eggs
  • Aluminum foil
  • Acrylic paint
Helpful Tip:

To get the fun under way, first boil your eggs for 15 minutes and then let them cool completely. Protect your work area with newspaper and set out the supplies needed for each technique.


Note: If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes. Click here for the USDA's tips on Easter and Passover egg safety.

How to make it

  1. Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique - Step 1

    First, crumple and uncrumple a large square of aluminum foil, then coat the foil with acrylic paint

  2. Set the egg in the center of the foil and loosely wrap it. Gently press the foil against the egg, then remove the egg and let it dry. Repeat with other colors, if you like.

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