As we approach Easter, I thought it would be fun to do some egg-themed science experiments and look for different ways to dye eggs using ingredients you have on hand at home!
Egg Geodes – I like this experiment because it’s super cool and you can still use the eggs for baking.
Tooth Enamel Egg Experiment – Looking for a way to get your kids to brush their teeth a little better? This experiment shows the effects of sugary drinks on tooth enamel!
Rainbow Foam Eggs – Grab your plastic Easter eggs and try this fun eggsperiment.
Floating Egg Experiment – This simple science experiment teaches kids about density.
Disappearing Eggshell – What happens to an egg that sits in vinegar? Let your children write down a hypothesis and then try this experiment to find out.
Building with Easter Eggs – Use all of those plastic Easter eggs to build towers and different structures.
Egg in a Bottle – This is one of the coolest experiments and a great way to get rid of some of the hard-boiled eggs from Easter. It requires some adult assistance, but it’s totally worth the effort.
Eggshell Gardens – Now is the time to start growing starter plants for your garden. Use eggshells as your container for your seed starter.
Egg Catapults – This is a fun STEM activity for kids that the kids will love. Make a catapult with popsicle sticks and launch your plastic eggs across the yard.
Egg Decorating Ideas
Here are some different ways to color your Easter eggs this year.
Leaf Print Naturally Dyed Eggs – These beautiful eggs are dyed and designed by using things you find in nature.
Natural Egg Dye – Dying eggs with natural dyes is a wonderful alternative to chemical-filled egg dyes that you buy at the store. It also teaches children how fabrics were dyed before the invention of artificial colors.
Kool-Aid Dyed Eggs – No need to head to the store for those egg dying kits. Just grab some kool-aid to make vibrant colored Easter eggs.
Marbled Eggs – These marbled eggs are made with ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
Tye Dyed Eggs – Another simple but cool egg dying activity that you can do with materials you have in your pantry.
Rice Dyed Eggs – Rice dying eggs gives them a cute speckled effect, and you can save the rice to use in your sensory bin later!
Make Your Own Egg Dye – for an easy to make dye try this recipe.
Luckily this year I remembered to buy white eggs instead of brown eggs. It certainly makes dying our eggs easier!
Don’t forget to check out my Signs of Spring post for a great outdoor activity for the kids.