How to Make Mess Free Easter Eggs with Children

I found the GREATEST idea for Dying Easter Eggs, from my friend Michelle, over at Missionary Kid To Stay At Home Mom and All Things In Between!

Dying Easter Eggs is definitely part of our Easter tradition, however, I do find myself stressing about it slightly as my kids are kids and they are SUPER DUPER messy!

These Mess Free Easter Eggs are so easy to decorate!

With the help of Bounty paper towels, I was able to keep this activity of dying Easter eggs to minimal mess!

Materials Needed:

  • newspaper
  • Bounty paper towel – I prefer the “select-a-size” kind for less waste!
  • hard boiled eggs
  • food colouring
  • resealable plastic bags

The process is so simple and truly almost mess free!


  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper, just in case!
  2. Have your paper towel handy.
  3. Bounty Paper Towel

  4. Put a hard boiled egg in a resealable bag.
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  6. Place a couple of drops of food colouring on the egg.
  7. Re-Seal the bag.
  8. Talk to your child about being gentle with eggs!!!
  9. Gently rub the food colouring onto the egg.
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  11. Roll the egg out of the bag onto a piece of paper towel and pat dry.
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  13. Place egg in the egg carton to dry.

My kids had SO much fun “massaging” their Easter eggs! These eggs turn out so colourful and vibrant. The process was much less stressful that cups filled with liquid dye.

Thank you, Michelle for this amazing idea!

Mess Free Dying Easter Eggs

Thank goodness for Bounty and mess free Easter eggs!

My most favourite Easter tradition is our egg hunt, and no, we don’t use real eggs. In fact, we don’t even fill the eggs with candy just in case we don’t find all of the eggs because then the ants and mice would love us! I have put money, stickers and little notes in the eggs. This year, I am putting kind words and prize cards that they can cash in to get a prize. Guess what the prizes are?! Three things that my kids get excited about: fun bandaids, socks and underwear. Is that strange?

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6 Responses to How to Make Mess Free Easter Eggs with Children

  1. Shari Goss says:

    Oh man!! That is genius!! ….now to remember for next year 😛

  2. Heidi C. says:

    I am definitely going to save this post for next year’s Easter craft list!

  3. Cheryl Grandy says:

    When my kids were small, we’d get together with another family to decorate Easter eggs each year. We took turns hosting and the host would provide the eggs and choose the decorating process for that year. I wish I had known about this. I would definitely have tried it when it was my turn to host.

  4. DARLENE W says:

    Great idea, will be doing this next year

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