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DIY Galaxy Easter Eggs (2 Ways)

These cosmic Galaxy Easter eggs are one of the most unique ways to color eggs. The dark and moody eggs are a departure from more traditional Easter egg colors. However, they are perfect for tweens, teens, adults and anyone who loves a sci-fi or celestial aesthetic.

We’re sharing two different methods to make Galaxy eggs:

  • Food Dye Method
  • Paint Method
Galaxy-themed easter eggs nestled in straw with a hint of a galaxy decorative element in the foreground.
Galaxy Easter Egg on blue background

Both are easy to do and are similar in their methods. We recommend the paint method for making reusable Easter egg decorations with plastic, styrofoam or wooden eggs.

These are just a few of our 20 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs. You may also like our mermaid eggs or Kool-Aid eggs, too.

How to Make Galaxy Eggs with Food Dye

When using this method to make galaxy eggs, it is important to only use liquid food dye, not gel food coloring.

If you refrigerate these eggs before using, be sure to allow them to come back to room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. Otherwise, the dye will easily rub off on your hands if it is wet.


  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Blue, Purple, and Pink Liquid Food Dye (this is the brand I used)
  • Coffee Filters
  • White Craft Paint (this is the brand I used)
  • Small Rubber Bands
  • Small Spray Bottle
  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar
  • Old Toothbrush (use a hard toothbrush, not a soft one)
  • Rubber Gloves (optional)


Step 1

Pour the vinegar into a small spray bottle.

Step 2

Wrap each egg in a coffee filter. Use a rubber band to secure it at the top. 

Fabric tied into pouches for crafting galaxy easter eggs, with dye and a white textile medium on a table.

Step 3

Using rubber gloves (if you would like), put about three drops of each food dye color on each coffee filter-wrapped egg. The dye will spread across the filter.

Dyeing fabric-wrapped objects with purple dye for a galaxy Easter egg craft project.

Spritz the eggs with the vinegar and then leave them to sit for 5 minutes. 

Hand-painted galaxy easter eggs in vibrant blues and reds, displayed on a white surface with colorful fabrics.

Step 4

Unwrap the eggs from the coffee filters.

Then use the colored filters to pat any white spots that may remain on the eggs. Allow to dry for another 5 minutes.

Colorful galaxy dyed easter eggs surrounded by dyeing materials on a white background.

Step 5

Dab the bristles of the toothbrush in the paint. You can add the paint to a small bowl or just dip the toothbrush into the paint bottle, either way.

Use your thumb or finger to flick the toothbrush bristles so that they splatter the eggs. The closer you get to the egg, the larger the spots will be. Go around the egg twice using this painting method.

Person in gloves applying colorful dyes to a galaxy easter egg amidst a crafting session for galaxy-themed easter eggs.

Allow to dry for about 15 minutes or overnight. 

DIY Galaxy Easter Eggs (with Paint)


Galaxy Easter Egg supplies


Step 1

Paint the egg black with the acrylic paint. This might take up to 3 coats. Let dry completely.

Galaxy Easter Egg process 5

Step 2

Using one of the sponges, dab a little bit of royal blue paint around the egg.

Galaxy Easter Egg process 8

Step 3

Next, dab teal paint over the egg while the blue paint is still wet! You want the colors to blend just a little bit, and dabbing paint onto wet paint will achieve that effect.

Galaxy Easter Egg process 10

Step 4

Now, using the same process of adding paint to wet paint, apply the pink with a sponge.

Galaxy Easter Egg process 11

Step 5

Finally, add gold for sparkle. Let dry completely.

Galaxy Easter Egg process 14

Step 6

Now it’s time to add the white cosmic bursts. Mix a little bit of the white paint with a drop or two of water in a small bowl.

Dip the toothbrush into the paint. Then flick the toothbrush bristles with your finger so that the white paint splatters onto the eggs.

Helpful Hint: I did mine inside a cardboard box because this process is quite messy!

Let dry completely.

Galaxy Easter Egg clustered on blue background

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Barbara Mergendahl

Monday 8th of March 2021

I love crafting thank you for sharing