Easter is right around the corner and that means that it’s almost time to partake in the classic tradition of dyeing Easter eggs. Typically, this process involved food coloring dye, lots of cups and lots of messes. Unlike markers and other craft items that are washable, food coloring dye has a mind of its own and typically likes to hang around for much longer than appreciated–no matter how much elbow grease you can muster. Luckily, the simple yet genius invention of Easter egg spinners has solved much of the mess associated with the holiday tradition without stifling creativity or complicating the process. Here’s what you need to know about Easter egg spinners and where you can get your own just in time for the Easter Bunny coming to town.
What are Easter egg spinners?
Easter egg spinners do exactly what their name suggests: An egg sprinner is a device that spins Easter eggs.
See one in action:
As basic as this may sound, egg spinners are actually quite smart. It’s no surprise that kids love the tradition of decorating eggs to later hunt on Easter–it’s also no surprise that this is a messy activity. No matter how cute and creative your child’s egg designs may be, it’s hard work to keep a space clean when kids, food coloring dye and other craft items are in the mix. Egg spinners securely hold an egg to not only keep it steady for optimal design but to also contain the egg and its mess. The spinning rotation allows you to decorate the entire egg cohesively, no more smudges or stained hands.
Where can you buy Easter egg spinners?
Since growing in popularity, you can find Easter egg spinners at most major retailers these days. If you are running into empty shelves and issues finding egg spinners in stores, you can always check out online retailers like Amazon, as well as major retailer websites like Target and Walmart, that carry season items.
Best Easter Egg Spinners
The EggMazing Egg Decorator Kit – $27.99+
Kicking off our top egg spinner picks is the original that started it all, the EggMazing. The EggMazing egg decorator kit is available in three styles to choose from and comes with eight quick-dry markers that allow you to create cool designs in just a few spins. The egg spinner is battery operated and rotates with a simple switch. Please note that batteries are not included.
DinoMazing Dinosaur Egg Decorating Kit – $19.69
This egg spinner decorating kit is perfect for little ones who are fascinated with all things dinosaurs. The fun twist on the classic tradition gives a good dose of imaginary fun to an already creative and sensory developing activity. The kit includes everything you need to neatly decorate your Easter eggs, plus includes two mystery dinosaur eggs that each contain play slime and a dinosaur.
Mini EggMazing Egg Spinner Decorating Kit – $14.98
The mini EggMazing egg spinner packs all the punch of the original design in a more convenient, compact packaging. This option is perfect for families who are traveling for the holiday as you can easily pack it or display it in a basket. The compact egg spinners are also great to save space while allowing everyone to have their own spinner.
Spin an Egg Dye Kit – $10
This egg spinning kit a bit different from previous options mentioned. Operating sort of like a cotton candy machine, you place your egg in the center of the device and add your dye to the spinner. With the press of a button, the dye is then spun around leaving a cool, tye-dye affect. Because dye is being used, this egg spinner could potentially be messy, so use with caution!
TOY Life Easter Egg Decorating Kit Spinner, Easter Egg Spinner – $16.97
This egg spinner has a fun, sturdy bunny-themed holder that allows you to decorate the egg vertically. The kit comes with eight markers and the holder (you just need to supply the batteries). It also includes four plastic eggs, but you can use real eggs, too.
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