• Hard boiled eggs
  • Edible gel food colouring
  • Paper towels
  • Fine paint brush
  • Egg carton or egg stand
  • Water


  1. Boil eggs and let them cool off in cold water. (side note: cooling eggs in cold water makes them easier to peel)
  2. Dry eggs with paper tower
  3. Place egg on it's side in the carton, allowing the surface to be exposed for painting. 

  4. Use fine tipped paint brush to paint gel colours onto egg. Use some water to dilute the gel colouring to lighten it and to soften the consistency. However, to prevent streaks, don't use too much since the shell doesn't absorb liquid like paper does. 

  5. Let eggs dry for a few hours before working on the other side.