Happy Easter weekend, I’m just popping in to show you these super easy rubber band Easter eggs – in case you need a last minute Easter egg dyeing idea. These are so cute, they actually look a little like Shibori Easter eggs – picture them dyed indigo!
Supplies for Rubber Band Easter Eggs:
- Eggs (white is best for dyeing)
- Egg cooker (Optional, but I love mine – they’re perfect every time)
- Rubber bands (3-5 per egg, not too thick)
- Food coloring or natural dye – see this post for dyeing with cabbage
- Slotted spoon
How to Make Rubber Band Eggs – an Eggcellent Last Minute Egg Dyeing Idea!
Some of my eggs wouldn’t take dye, unless I washed them first. Just a head’s up in case your Easter egg dye isn’t working properly. Alternatively you can hard boil them with vinegar, but I use an egg cooker because it’s easier. Mine is shaped like a chicken and chirps when it’s ready – I’ve had it since childhood. My Mom got it because I wouldn’t eat eggs (I had a mild allergy at the time and yakked them up), so she thought it would be more enticing for me to eat them if they came out cooked from a large squawking bird. Strange logic, but apparently it worked. I’m planning to get chickens of my own – and I even found a few breeds that lay aqua eggs, so maybe Henrietta, my chicken shaped egg cooker, has been very influential! If you need an egg cooker a little less noisy, this aqua one is adorable and so affordable. Although Henrietta is hilarious because the dogs recognize the sound so when she chirps, they line up in the kitchen for eggs.
Okay, back to these rubber band eggs! Once they’re hard boiled, wrap medium to thin elastics around them. I wanted a haphazard design, but you can keep it very regimented. Create the dye bath according to instructions (lots of food coloring kits come with Easter egg dyeing ratios!). Or check out last year’s post for dyeing eggs with cabbage.
Then just let the eggs soak – I let mine soak for 5 minutes, before pulling them out with a slotted spoon. You could also tie a string around an elastic band and lift them that way, suspending over a sink while they dry.
It’s such an easy, last minute Easter egg dyeing idea but rubber band Easter eggs look so cute! Dye is so funny though because these were supposed to be teal and ended up a very Kelly green but that’s okay too. Anything on the cooler side of the color wheel is fine by me!
Have a Hoppy Easter! And did I miss any Easter pun opportunities?? Let me know if the comments…
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my beachy, speckled eggs from last year – my first ever experience dyeing Easter eggs as an adult! I always dyed them as a kid, but never did them as a blog project. It was a lot of fun though, but Easter really sneaks up on me. It’s winter and then whoops – EASTER. I actually have a second idea I’m working on today so I might share them tomorrow, or save them for next year haha. It would be nice to be early for a chance, I always have a difficult time getting into the spirit of creating seasonal content months in advance, especially because around here it’s almost always winter lol.