Last week, I shared this tutorial for toddler-friendly marbled Easter eggs using food coloring and vegetable oil! Well, since I was already dyeing some eggs, I thought I’d experiment with some spray food coloring that I happened to have on hand. The eggs turned out with a soft painterly vibe that I really love, so I thought I’d share the results with you!
I used Wilton Color Mist Spray, which you can find on Amazon or in person at pretty much any party or craft store in the cake decorating section. It comes in a whole range of colors, but I kept things simple by using the gold color mist with pale pink eggs. I love the soft edges of the gold food color spray, and it leaves a really beautiful and subtle shimmer on the eggs!
Liquid Food Coloring (or other dye of your choice)
To make the eggs:
Step 1. First, dye the eggs in your chosen base color. Fill a small bowl with warm water, then add one tablespoon of vinegar, followed by several drops of liquid food coloring (or any other dye method) in your chosen color.
Step 2. Using a spoon, submerge a hardboiled egg in the dye bath for approximately 1 minute. Remove the egg from the dye bath and return to the egg carton to dry completely.
Step 3. Once your dyed eggs are fully dry, you can apply the food color spray. Place paper towels under the egg carton to protect your surface, then place eggs in every other row so that you have plenty of room to apply the spray. Hold the spray can 4-5 inches away from the egg and spray a thin layer of food coloring on the visible half of the egg, being sure to cover the entire surface of the egg. Allow the food color spray to dry completely, then apply additional layers if necessary.
These spray painted eggs were so much fun to make! And Sophie absolutely LOVED them. Pretty pastels and some metallic shimmer – what could be better for Easter??