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Quick & Easy DIY Speckled Easter Eggs

Make your own speckled Easter Eggs with this quick and easy DIY!

Can you believe that Easter is only two weeks away?

It has really snuck up on me this year; probably because it is so much earlier then usual.

I don’t plan to do a lot of Easter decorating or crafts this year, but it’s always fun to dye some pretty Easter Eggs. My boys love it- and were even more interested in the surprising ingredient we used to make these beautiful DIY Speckled Easter Eggs.

And the best thing about these is that you can probably make them today, using ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen!

DIY Speckled Easter Eggs using a surprising ingredient tutorial.

To make these beautiful eggs, I used some plastic decorating eggs that I picked up at Walmart just after Easter last year on clearance (though they weren’t very expensive to start with). They don’t feel at all like plastic and they honestly look crazy real. I am totally impressed with them!

But, of course, you can also use regular eggs – either with the inside blown out, or hard boiled (and then kept in the fridge for much of the time, which isn’t ideal).

A carton of eggs.

The other ingredients that I used were bowls, a spoon, food coloring, vinegar, and popcorn.

Yes, I said popcorn!

Eggs, dye and popcorn on the counter.

I started by dyeing the eggs using the food coloring. You can add a little bit of vinegar if need be, though I found that it cut down the vibrancy of the original dye a fair bit. This is the part where you are just giving your eggs a “base” coat of colour.

Dipping the egg into blue dye.

Dipping the same egg into green dye.

Once you have let the “base” coat dry, you mix together some food coloring and popcorn kernels, stirring it around until the popcorn is well covered. I don’t recommend using vinegar for this part (I tried that but found it ruined the speckling technique as it was far too watery).

Adding dye to a bowl of unpopped popcorn.

Place your egg in the bowl with the dyed popcorn and gently stir it around, allowing the dye on the popcorn kernels to “speckle” the outside of the eggs. I also gently spooned the popcorn onto the eggs to “speckle” them with the dye…

Spooning the popcorn seeds onto the egg.

You can mix up various batches so that you get different base coat colours as well as different speckling colours. The variation is what makes them interesting, I think.

Aren’t they beautiful? I’m totally smitten with them…

The speckled eggs on the table.

Birds eye view of the decorated eggs.

Super Easy DIY Speckled Easter Eggs at the happy housie


Super easy and made with ingredients you probably already have on hand!

I have seen these made with different types of hard grains as well – you could try lentils or beans. Anything hard and non super absorbent. Just get creative and experiment with ingredients from your pantry!


A little more inspiration

Looking for some more cute Easter Ideas?

Here are some of the other Easter Crafts I’ve shared…


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  1. These are gorgeous and I love how you did it with popcorn. Very clever! I am definitely pinning this to share and so that I can come back to it when we do our eggs. Thank you so much for sharing!

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