Rubber Band Dyed Easter Eggs

Rubber band dyed Easter eggs add a modern twist to traditional egg decorating.

rubber band dyed easter eggs

Start by adding 2 tsp white vinegar to one cup of boiling water for each dye color. Add food coloring according to package directions, or create your own specific shades.
using rubber bands to dye easter eggs

Using rubber bands in varying widths, create random patterns onto the eggs. Run your thumb along the edge of the applied band, making sure the lines are straight and even. Keep the bands flat and encourage them to twist only at the points where the bands naturally meet.

how to apply rubber bands for easter egg dying

Once happy with the pattern, gently drop the eggs into the dye and let sit for 3-5 minutes.

recipe for dying easter eggs using rubber bands

For some variance, create a two-tone effect by dying in a lighter shade first. Once dry, apply the rubber bands then dye them in a darker shade.

colorful patterned eggs using rubber bands

Allow the eggs to dry before removing the rubber bands.

dying easter eggs using rubber bands

The varying patterns and imperfections give them a sweet handmade quality.

modern designed easter eggs


  • kelly

    Hi Sarah! I hope your website changes are coming along with some ease 🙂 I love these! I will have to try these with my kids, they look so easy to do, thanks for the great idea!
    xo kelly @ cowboys daughter design

  • thanks, kelly! i noticed a few more grey hairs in the mirror but making progress 😉 then there’s me attempting to learn photoshop… honestly, i liked my images much better before i started that fiasco. but i am determined to dominate!

  • RobinAll Things Heart and Home

    So beautiful! Just in time, I’ll be coloring eggs w/ my tiny granddaughters soon & we’ll do the rubber bands! ox

  • me, too, robin! these were a practice run before i let the little ones in one the fun!

  • Great idea–so simple, but the designs are so neat looking!

  • thanks, gretchen! i love how they turned out.

  • Ooooh I love how these turned out! Pinned 🙂

  • thanks, katie! what’s even better is how easy they are to create!

  • Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

    Great idea! Pinned. I might have to do this with my boys!

  • Andrea

    My daughter would love this!

  • the little guys will love it – it’s rubber bands after all 😉

  • andrea, fyi, the wider rubber bands are the easiest to attach for little hands.

  • Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

    oh, this is really great. Pinning, and thanks for sharing!

    Dawn @ We Call It

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  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    I’m pinning these also- love them! 🙂

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