Easter Eggs Coloring with Tie Dye Easter Eggs using Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol. This Science process is really fun – while we had to predict and observe this unique Easter Egg dying activity!
If you are looking for a fun twist on traditional Easter egg coloring you should definitely try these Tie Dye Easter Eggs. With minimal materials needed and the endless possibilities of creating designs I can see this becoming one Easter activity we do every year. Last year we learned how to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream – that was a blast so I knew these Tie Dye Easter Eggs would be equally fun!!!!!
With Easter fast approaching we have been taking advantage of as many of the Easter themed STEAM preschool activities as we can. To help us make these Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs we invited over some of our cousins to join in on all the fun! Each of the girls got to use sharpies to create their own unique Easter egg designs. I loved watching how it brought out the artist in each of them and seeing the individuality of each of their designs. In the end, they were all quite impressed with themselves and the gorgeous marbled Easter eggs they had created. Plus, a major perk of this STEAM activity is that it was good for all ages so everyone can join in on the fun!
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Tie Dye Easter Eggs
Materials needed for Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs
- Boiled Eggs (do not peel!) –> Easiest way to make hardboiled eggs!
- Sharpie Markers (the bolder the color it works better!)
- Rubbing Alcohol ( must be 98% or higher)
- Eye Dropper
- Paper plate or pan/ tray (helps eliminate mess!)
- Small trivet or cooling rack (this will keep the alcohol from puddling)
How do you make Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs?
- Gather all your materials.
- Place a paper towel on a paper plate/tray with your trivet or cooling rack on top.
- Let your little one pick a boiled egg and the color sharpies they want to decorate with.
- Let them decorate their egg and watch them create designs on their eggs using the sharpies.
- Once they have finished decorating the egg place the egg on the trivet/cooling rack and use the eye dropper to drip rubbing alcohol onto the egg and watch it “marble” the designs. (You may need to dab off an excess alcohol with a paper towel or dish rag)
- Allow to dry for for approx. 3-5 minutes – the rubbing alcohol dries quickly.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed making these “grown up” looking Easter eggs! I loved the endless possibilities of decorating with the sharpies on the eggs. You do not have to have any patterns, as the rubbing alcohol will not keep your pattern!
As Happy Hooligans mentions – these Easter Eggs aren’t for eating!!!
As you are going through the STEAM activity be sure to ask questions, engage the students in the activity they are doing with their hands! If you begin to ask questions they in turn will ask questions and engage. Some simple questions for your younger students you can ask:
1- What liquids are we using?
2- What colors are you using?
3- Are there any colors you can mix to create a new color?
4- What tools are we using to create the tie dye Easter egg?
5- As we observe what is changing?
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We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.