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How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Tie dyeing eggs with coffee filters is a vinegar-free egg coloring method that just might become your favorite way to dye eggs!

Colorfully tie-dye Easter eggs resting on a pale blue egg tray.

How to Tie Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring


  • White hard-boiled eggs, dry and cooled completely
  • Liquid Food coloring
  • Coffee filters
  • Rubber Bands or Twist Ties
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bottle
  • Rubber Gloves (optional)
Tie Dye Easter Eggs supplies


Step 1

 Place one egg in the middle of each coffee filter. Gather the coffee filter around the egg, wrapping it tightly and bringing the extra coffee filter up to the tip of the egg.

Use a rubber band or twist tie around the gathered coffee filter on top of the egg to tie it closed.

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Tie Dye Easter Eggs Step 2

Step 2

Place drops of food coloring directly on the coffee filters. Be sure to leave some white spaces as well. Put as many or as few drops on as you would like. You can use all one color or different colors.

I used gloves so that the food dye wouldn’t stain my fingers!

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Step 3

Gently spray each dot with the water bottle. The food coloring will spread and mix with the other colors.

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Gently squeeze the water out of the coffee filters with very light pressure.

Place on a sheet pan lined with paper towels, to dry for about 5-10 minutes.

Helpful Tip: The longer you leave the coffee filters on, the darker the color will be. If you can, leave the filters on as long as possible.

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Step 4

Unwrap the coffee filters from the eggs. You can use disposable gloves to keep your hands clean and not get coloring on your skin.

Place the eggs on a drying rack or another layer of paper towels to dry completely, about 20 minutes.

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Colorful tie-dye Easter eggs in a basket, created with coffee filters.

We have more fun ways to decorate Easter eggs, including:

You might like to see my other Easter crafts. Including these adorable DIY decoupaged eggs using leftover craft supplies.

Or my Easter Cricut crafts, such as these colorful candy jars, a cute peeking Easter bunny frame, and this pretty Easter banner.


Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Love the tie dye eggs & the blue felt place mat.I’m looking for felt table runner, where did you find?

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Friday 12th of March 2021

Thanks, Debbie! I think it was one like the kind you get in The Dollar Tree around holiday time.