Dyed Potatoes Easter Craft

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This colorful Dyed Potatoes Easter Craft is super easy to make and takes just two ingredients, making it a fun activity for all ages! The best part? You don’t have to go broke buying eggs to make them!

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Dyed potatoes in basket

We are all about the Easter eggs and have made everything from unicorn Easter eggs to marbled Easter eggs. However, with the price of eggs skyrocketing this year, it seemed to be the perfect time to try something totally new!

Who would’ve thought that Easter egg dyed potatoes could be so pretty? The kids will love how fun and unique these are and may want to continue the tradition even after we can all afford eggs again!

Easter Egg Dyed Potatoes up close

💖 Why we love Easter egg dyed potatoes

  • Crafts don’t get much more budget-friendly than this! All you need are some potatoes and food coloring and you’re good to go.
  • It’s so easy that kids of all ages can make them. All they need to be able to do is hold a paintbrush.
  • You can add these to your Easter tablescape for a fun conversation starter!

🖌️ Supplies

Materials to make dyed potatoes

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Potatoes
  • Water-based food coloring (not gel)
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Optional: small bowls, water, paper towels, rubber gloves, hairspray

📝 Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to use liquid food coloring and not gel. The gel doesn’t dry very well but if you don’t have an alternative, just be sure to spread it very thin and let your potatoes dry overnight.
  • The potatoes don’t hold their color as well using other techniques, such as Kool-Aid or dye, water and vinegar in a cup. Painting the food coloring directly onto the potato makes for the most vibrant colors.
  • A thin coating of hairspray will help keep the dye from rubbing off on your fingers when you touch the potato. You just won’t be able to eat it afterwards.
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Dyed Potatoes Easter Craft


Additional Time 5 minutes
Drying time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Why not skip the eggs this year and make Dyed Potatoes instead? Kids will love this fun twist on their favorite Easter tradition!

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Instructions

  • Though it's optional, I suggest having water and paper towels on hand for easy brush cleanup. You may also want to wear gloves so that you don't dye your hands as you're dying the potatoes.
    Gloved hand holding green tube of food coloring over potato
  • Start with one potato and squeeze a drop of food coloring over the top.
    Adding food coloring to small potato
  • Using a paint brush, spread the dye evenly over the potato. One drop goes a long way but you can add more as needed.
    Painting food coloring over potato
  • Let your dyed potatoes dry on paper towels for about 10 minutes. To keep the dye from rubbing off on your fingers later, you can add a light coat of hairspray, then let dry for a few more minutes.
    Potato painted green with food coloring
  • How cute are these? It's such a fun twist on our favorite Easter tradition!
    Dyed potatoes in basket

Notes

  • The time allotted above is 5 minutes per potato but of course you can make as many as you’d like!
  • It’s important that you use liquid food coloring and not gel. The gel doesn’t dry like the liquid coloring does.
  • Try brushing on a few different colors for a multi-colored potato.

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Colorful potatoes dyed for Easter

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