Everyone knows the best part of Easter is dying your eggs! Today we’re going to take you step by step on how to create colorful tie dye Easter eggs using Arteza’s Deco Tones EverBlend Ultra Art Markers Set. Whether you’ve yet to dye and decorate your Easter eggs or it's a yearly tradition in your household, this informative tutorial will teach you a brand new way to bring your eggs to life. While dying eggs is clearly an Easter tradition, any and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun of coloring eggs by following the detailed steps provided. Before we dive into the steps necessary to create vibrant tie dye Easter eggs, let's first take a short history lesson on how this holiday tradition came to be!
Many Christians give up something for the Lent season—Lent begins on the Monday of the seventh week before Easter and ends the Friday nine days before Easter Sunday. While nowadays many folks give up bad habits, snack foods, and certain foods, back in the day, eggs were considered a forbidden food during the 40-day Lent period. The egg decorating tradition initially began as a way for Christians to mark the end of their yearly period of fasting from particular foods. In addition to eggs, many Christians refrain from eating meat on all Fridays during the Lent season. It’s said that Mesoptamian Christian’s would dye their eggs red to symbolize the blood that Jesus Christ shed. While nowadays decorating eggs has changed drastically, it’s important to note what started this beloved Easter tradition. Now, let’s dive into the steps of how to tie dye eggs using alcohol-based markers!
List of Supplies
- EverBlend Ultra Art Markers, for this tutorial we used the Deco Tones Set of 36
- Paper towels
- Rubber bands
- Gloves (recommended)
EGG PATTERN 1
To get started, grab all the supplies you need (listed above). Put on your gloves if you have a pair handy, this will make it so your hands aren’t covered in marker ink after coloring your eggs. Be sure to have plenty of paper towels and rubber bands handy as they are essential for this craft project. Start by placing your first egg on a paper towel. It should be noted, eggs should be hard-cooked and chilled prior to starting, you don’t want to work with fresh (uncooked) eggs as they are delicate and could break in your hands.
Next, begin to wrap your egg in said paper towel, make sure it's a tight enough hold so your egg stays in place. Then, add a rubber band to hold the paper towel in place.
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Now the fun begins! Time to add color to your Easter eggs. Begin with a lighter shade, here we used a yellow colored marker first. Next, follow that up with a slightly darker shade, like an orange. The key is to choose colors that are close enough in color to create a gradient that will look similar to tie dye. When you’re adding your marker to the paper towel surface, try to add some variation in the brush stroke; this will also assist in creating a tie dye pattern.
Continue this pattern of adding slightly darker colors, here we used an orange-red shade. Be sure to use the brush tip to continue creating the desired tie dye pattern. Take your time with this, there’s no rush in creating Easter eggs—enjoy the creative process!
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Next, add the colors pink, blue, then a darker shade of blue.
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To create a tie dye effect on your egg, go ahead and spray it with water. Get a few spritz in making sure to spray the entire surface area once. This is when it becomes abundantly clear why we advise you to wear a pair of gloves while crafting.
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Next, roll your egg side to side in your hand to truly blend each color together seamlessly.
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Remove the rubber band from your paper towel once you feel satisfied with the blending of your colors.
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Carefully remove the paper towel to find your uniquely tie dyed egg! Put safely aside.
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EGG PATTERN 2
Follow the same set up steps as the previous egg. After you’ve got all the supplies sorted and your egg held together in a paper towel, start by adding green stripes going up your egg, resembling a watermelon pattern. Next, add blue stripes beside the green marks, blending the colors as you apply. Since Arteza’s EverBlend Art Markers feature super blendable ink, you should be able to blend your colors effortlessly. Continue this with any other you feel completes your egg’s unique tie dye color scheme. After you’re happy with the results, don’t forget to spray your egg with water and roll it around in the palm of your hand to blend colors further.
EGG PATTERN 3
Another fun pattern can be made by coloring your egg in smaller stripes, this unique pattern resembles a hot air balloon! Experiment with as many colors as you’d like with this unique pattern. As always, don’t forget to spray your eggs with water to blend colors and for the colors to seep through onto the eggs’ shells.
EGG PATTERN 4
Add more variety to your Easter egg set with a unique cheetah print! Start by choosing a background color (that is not too dark) and shade the entire surface area. Afterwards, add cheetah print with the color of your choice. The results will leave you speechless!
Try different color combinations and patterns! Easter egg decorating is all about making patterns unique to you! Feel free to share with us (in the comments section of this article or on social media) so we can see how your eggs turned out. Don’t be afraid to put your own unique spin on your Easter eggs, that's half the fun!
We hope this How To Easter Egg Decorating tutorial inspires you to try something new creatively this Easter! This craft project is fit for the whole family, invite your loved ones to join you in transforming a dozen eggs in celebration of the end of Lent and the Easter Season using Arteza’s EverBlend Ultra Art Markers.