Decorate an egg for Easter

Make these beautiful decorated eggs for Easter using plants to make the eggs colourful.

Decorate an egg for Easter

What you'll need

  • Hard boiled eggs - cooled

  • White vinegar

  • Cups or old containers

  • Elastic bands

  • Wax crayon

Plant colouring:
Red – red onion skins or beetroot juice
Orange – yellow onion skins
Yellow - tumeric
Green – spinach
Blue- leaves from a red cabbage

What to do

  1. Ask a grown up to help you hard boil some eggs and then leave them until they are cool.

  2. Decide what colours you would like to decorate your eggs with from the list. To add extra patterns on to your egg you can use elastic bands or a wax crayon - the dye will not cover these areas.

  3. Mix a cup of boiled water with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and add the egg and colour ingredients. Leave in the cup or container overnight for a deeper colour and make sure that the dye covers all of the egg.

  4. Remove the egg from the dye solution and leave to dry.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.