Easter Egg Transfers

There are so many really cool methods for dying eggs for Easter, don’t you think?  Pinterest is exploding with them!  I think my favorite is this classic!  I also really love this idea for tissue paper egg dyeing from which I am partially taking my process inspiration from for today.

Have you ever gotten an ink jet print-out wet and noticed how the colors run (not so much the black)?  It made me wonder if you could use ink-jet print-outs as egg decorating transfers.  I tried it and it worked (when you use just the right amount of water).  So follow my instructions carefully for best results!

*Ink jet ink is NOT non-toxic so don’t eat these eggs or use blown-out eggs as demonstrated at Corner Blog.  

What you’ll need…  

  • A small dish of water with a few drops of vinegar
  • Hard-boiled or raw eggs (to then be blown-out)
  • Ink-jet printer and paper
  • Plastic wrap pieces large enough to wrap each egg


  1. Gather your eggs (hard boiled or raw to be blown-out after)
  2. Print-out the following PFD in color with an INK-JET printer (or use your own designs): Easter Egg Transfers
  3. Stack print-out with 2 blank sheets and cut around the designs
  4. Dip the 2 blank pieces of paper in water solution and shake off excess
  5. Place them in the center of one of the plastic wrap pieces
  6. Place the third piece (with design) on the wet pieces face up
  7. Place egg on stack and tightly wrap the plastic wrap around egg
  8. Press flat the kinks in the paper and set in egg carton
  9. Unwrap the eggs after about 30 minutes


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