I love looking for fun ways to dye Easter eggs. And it’s always a plus when you find another use for art supplies that you already have on hand. After recently using my Tombow Dual Tip Brush pens to create some pretty watercolor backgrounds for my mandalas, I thought that the same technique might also work to tie dye Easter eggs. Turns out it does work and the results are stunning.
SUPPLIES for Tie Dying Easter eggs with Brush Pens (affiliate links provided for your convenience)
- Eggs (hardboiled) or faux Easter eggs – I used hardboiled eggs
- Brush markers – I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. You can also use Crayola Markers as well but the colors might be as vibrant.
- Ziplock sandwich bags.
- Spray bottle or mist bottle.
DIRECTIONS for Tie Dying Easter eggs with Brush Markers – There are 2 different techniques.
Watch the video and then see the step by step direction below:
Technique 1: How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs using a Sandwich Bag with Brush Pens
- Step 1: Pick 3-5 brush pen colors.
- Step 2: Start with your first color and color in a small section on top of the sandwich bag. Add each color underneath.
- Step 3: Lightly spray water over the sandwich bag.
- Step 4: Wrap the sandwich bag around the egg.
- Step 5: Spread the color using your fingers over the sandwich bag.
- Step 6: Placed your egg on a drying rack or in an egg carton to dry.
Technique 2: How to Tie Dye Easter eggs by Drawing on the Egg
- Step 1: Start with pink and draw a rainbow around the egg using your brush pens (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- Step 2: Using a spray bottle, lightly spray water onto the egg.
- Step 3: Turn the egg and spray lightly on the other side.
- Step 4: Place egg on a drying rack or upright in a carton to dry.
Now that you have some beautiful tie dye backgrounds, there are so many different ways to add decorations to your eggs. I used my simple black Posca Paint Marker to add mandala doodle designs.
If you’re looking for more Easter egg craft ideas…check out these other fun posts.