These Tissue Paper Easter Eggs are an easy, crafty way to make Easter Eggs that don’t involve cups of dye. For older kids that want a fresh new way to decorate for Easter, these pretty eggs just require some tissue paper and vinegar, and they just look so beautiful!
How do you make Tissue Paper Easter Eggs?
Easter eggs made with tissue paper are easy to make! The secret is, you need tissue paper that bleeds ink when it gets wet. You can look specifically for Bleeding Tissue Paper when you shop.
You just cut the tissue into small pieces that can wrap around the egg, secure it with rubber bands, and soak the eggs in vinegar. The dye will bleed off the tissue paper and onto the egg.
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What is Bleeding Tissue Paper?
Bleeding tissue paper is thin paper (often used for gift wrapping or crafts) that is dyed in such a way that when it gets wet, the ink will bleed off of the tissue and onto something else, like thicker paper or Easter eggs.
Not all tissue paper will bleed so it’s important to look for bleeding tissue paper if you want this craft to work out!
Can I use more than 1 color of tissue paper on each egg?
Absolutely! You can get very creative and wrap multiple colors around your eggs or cut out small strips or pieces. You can also crumple the tissue paper into balls As long as you can secure your pieces with rubber bands, you can decorate your eggs however you wish!
What are some variations of tissue paper eggs?
I like to use a coffee filter to make interesting patterns. Lay out a small coffee filter and place your pieces of tissue onto the filter. You can cut your tissue in any shape or size you want, and put them as close together as you’d like on the coffee filter.
Then, set the egg on the filter and wrap the coffee filter around the egg, covering it with the tissue paper pieces. Secure the filter with an elastic, and set the whole thing in your cup of vinegar.
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Tips and Notes
- You can decorate your eggs first with paint. Black polka dots on part or all of your eggs, then decorated with tissue paper look really cute! You can also add pictures, hearts, or names of people you love.
- I recommend you and your kids wear disposable gloves to keep the vinegar off your hands.
- When you remove the tissue paper, some of the ink may bleed off your hands, so wear gloves if possible.
How Do I Store Easter Eggs?
You can keep Easter Eggs on the table, unrefrigerated, for a few days before they’ll begin to smell bad.
If you want to actually eat your Easter Eggs, you can! But you need to get them back into the fridge within 2 hours of hard boiling them. Then, they’ll stay good in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Make sure you don’t eat any that may have cracked as the dye will have seeped below the shell into the egg.
Make Easter Even Easier!
Boiling eggs over the stove can be a pain! If you don’t take them out at the perfect time, you end up with cracks. Instead of boiling your eggs the old-fashioned way, try making Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, or Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs for the easiest holiday decorating ever!