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Ditch the traditional dye cups, we’ve found a better way to decorate eggs this Easter. No more dye-stained fingers that last longer than the chocolate left by the Easter Bunny. No more splatters on the kitchen table, walls, or, somehow, the ceiling. It’s true! This year, we’re shaking things up – literally – with a game-changing TikTok tip: use rice! This simple kitchen staple is the key to mess-free egg decorating, for kids and adults alike.

Here’s the scoop:

Grab a small sandwich-size Ziploc bag, pour in a cup of rice, and add a few drops of food colouring. The magic ratio? About 10-15 drops for a colour explosion, but feel free to experiment. Next, gently place a hard-boiled egg into the bag, seal it tight and let the egg-venture begin! Shake, rattle, and roll that bag and in mere moments, your egg will transform into a colourful piece of art with a speckled, dappled, dazzling finish.

The beauty of this TikTok treasure is its simplicity. Kids can go wild shaking the bag to their heart’s content, and the only thing you’ll need to clean up is their excitement. Plus, the rice isn’t just a one-hop wonder; it can be reused over and over again to create a whole spectrum of egg-cellent masterpieces.

Modge Podge is also Less Messy!

If you’re looking for a more high-end egg this Easter, pick up some spring-themed napkins with tulips, daisies and/or bunnies, a paintbrush and some Modge Podge. Cut or even tear the napkins into small strips. Carefully paint your hard-boiled or blown eggs with Modge Podge, apply strips and then another coat of the sticky stuff for beautifully decorated eggs. This method can be a little sticky but is dye-free!


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