How to Color Easter Eggs


It seems as if I have spent a lifetime coloring Easter eggs in bright, electric colors. For the first time I figured out how to color Easter eggs and I am so happy how they turned out. All I used was paint and nail polish. I used white eggs for half of the eggs and I painted the other half. The colors I chose fit into my spring theme and I have to say, I am really loving the orange.

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Today I am thrilled to be part of a blog hop featuring eight other bloggers and some really great easter egg ideas. Be sure to scroll to the end of this blog post to find photos and links to all of their projects.

My accent spring color in our home this year is orange. So I chose orange and pink as the color palette for my eggs. Obviously, you can use any color palette you want. I just caution you to stay away from the really bright colors of nail polish. The neon colors can be tempting but remember how bright they will look on your eggs.

How to Color Easter Eggs with nail polish

What You Need To Color Easter Eggs

One dozen hard-boiled, blown or faux eggs (I used the awesome white faux eggs from JOANN.)

Assorted bottles of regular nail polish (do not use gel polish or quick dry polish)

Assorted colors of acrylic paint

Latex gloves

Paper bowls

How to Color Easter Eggs supplies

How to Color Easter Eggs

To color the eggs, fill a disposable bowl with about one inch of water. Add a few drops of nail polish. Your goal is to get the nail polish to rest on the top surface of the water.

Here you can see I added drops of a second and third nail polish color.

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Using plastic gloves, roll the egg on the water surface to adhere the nail polish to the egg. Keep rolling until it is covered.

I do have a quick tip. You need to change bowls and water after each use. If there is too much nail polish residue, the nail polish won’t rest on the surface when you add it to the water. 

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Don’t these eggs look amazing? They almost look like they have tissue paper on them.

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Next, I decided to paint the eggs with acrylic paint before I used the nail polish painting method.

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I love how the nail polish looks adhered to the painted egg. Once you have dipped them in the nail polish just set them on a plastic plate. Don’t use an egg carton because the egg will stick to the surface. Trust me, I found this out the hard way.

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Here is a close up look of the painted egg version.

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Although it is faster to make the eggs that aren’t painted, I am glad I made them both. Of course, I can’t decide which ones I like the best.

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Be sure and pin my image to your Craft or Easter Boards on Pinterest.

How to Color Easter Eggs Pinterest

Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Easter Egg DIY ideas. I am so lucky to be part of a blog hop. You aren’t going to believe all of these great ideas!

Your Marketing BFF

Tana created a blue and white easter egg decoupage decorating idea. These eggs are amazing.

Finding Lovely

Jackie at Finding Lovely made this wonderful Wooden Egg Wreath.

Hallstrom Home

Rhonda made this lovely egg wreath.

Happy Happy Nester

Janine made these adorable chicks styled easter eggs.

The DIY Mommy

Christina is so talented! She made Easter Bunny Eggs with Tiny Floral Crowns.


Janet did a great job creating her Easter Crafts by creating Vintage Flowers Easter Eggs.

Tatertots + Jello

Jennifer designed this intricate DIY Gilded Easter Eggs Carton Wreath.

Modern Glam

Ashley did a great job Decorating Brown Eggs for Easter.

Be sure and pin this on your Pinterest Easter ot Craft Board!



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  1. I love your blogs, they are so inspirational, and so much fun to read. I look forward each day for your blog to pop up. Thank you so much for sharing. ❤️

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