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These dyeable eggs are a fun alternative to dyeing real eggs this Easter. We tried them out to see if they're worth it!
Plastic Dyeable Easter Eggs – Our Review!
Have you seen these cartons of plastic dyeable Easter eggs in store this year? This is the first year we've noticed them so we had to pick up a pack and try them out. PPP team member, Laura, tried them out with her family and shared the details below.
Dyeing plastic eggs is a great alternative for Easter if you have an egg allergy in the house, egg prices are still way high in your area, or you just don't like eggs but want to join in on the fun with your family!
This set is from Target and is only $3.00 and comes with it's own dye packets so you don't need to purchase separate egg dye kits. There are some other plastic dyeable Easter eggs sets online (but honestly nothing beats this price at Target!).
Here's how to use these plastic dyeable Easter eggs:
Prep your table with a tablecloth, newspaper, or whatever you have on hand. I used a posterboard I had easily accessible.
Note: This can get a little messy so make sure to prep your space!
The kit provides plastic baggies to use for dye. Drop an egg into a bag, add a few drops of color, and shake or massage around.
You can drop your dyed egg into an open spot in the carton. I ended up using a paper towel to soak up the excess dye which made them dry quickly (a good option because I had little hands eager to hold them!).
Since the kit comes with only four colors, they have recipes to create new colors. We had fun with this and my daughter loved seeing how different colors could mix to create something (like blue and red creating purple – her favorite color).
My review: For $3, this is such a fun kit and a different way to dye eggs! I love that the eggs dried quickly and can't accidentally get broken. The eggs came out a light mix of colors, so I can use them in my décor which I love.
Alternatives to Dyeing Eggs
If you don't want to dye eggs at all, there are some fun alternatives!
Target also has this fun smashable candy egg kit! Make the eggs using the mold provided, fill with candy, and let your family smash them open for some alternative Easter fun.
Here's a cute kit to paint your eggs by hand with paint and brushes included. If your family is a little crafty, this would be a great activity to do together.
You can also dye potatoes. Yes, you read that right! More details below…
If you've got real eggs to decorate, this Eggmazing Egg Decorator is SO MUCH fun! PPP team member, Ashley, tried it out and gave some tips on using it. (PLUS it's on sale for under $20 right now!)
Easter Egg Dyed Potatoes
Turns out, you can dye potatoes instead of eggs for a little bit of extra fun this Easter. This blog has the full instructions, but you're just using food coloring and a paintbrush to paint potatoes. Your kids will probably get a giggle out of this one!
Still want to use eggs? Here are some of our alternate methods to dye Easter Eggs this year:
- Dye Eggs with Rice
- How to Use Silk Ties to Dye Eggs
- Instant Pot Easter Eggs – 3 Ways!
- Mod Podge Eggs