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How to Dye Easter Eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs

Read our guide on how to dye Easter eggs with tips and tricks to make the most beautiful eggs this spring season!

how to dye easter eggs

It’s super easy to dye Easter eggs right at home. Dyeing Easter eggs without a kit in my opinion is so much easier. I find the dye in the kits to be chalky, not as vibrant and hard to be consistent.

I am pretty sure every family has at least one disaster story about dyeing their Easter eggs in their life. Plus, we all have a vision in our heads of what we want our eggs to turn out like. So, let me help you make sure your Easter Egg Dyeing is fun for everyone.

We usually dye our eggs the Friday before Easter (Good Friday). How about you?

how to dye easter eggs

Here’s how to dye easter eggs with food coloring

*If you scroll down, I have a printable version of this guide for you!

Supplies Needed to Dye Easter Eggs

how to dye easter eggs

Instructions for Dyeing Easter Eggs

Fill cups, bowls or containers with the enough water to cover the egg, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and food coloring.

how to dye easter eggs

Place the egg on a slotted or regular spoon and dunk into the mixture, turning occasionally so both sides are colored.

Keep in the liquid up to 5 mins or longer for darker colors.

Carefully remove the egg and set it aside to dry. I like to poke a small hole in our egg carton for drainage and let the eggs dry off there.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • The key to properly dyed eggs is taking your time throughout this process.
  • I like to hard boil my eggs earlier in the day or even the night before we are dyeing our eggs.
  • Cover your work surface with towels or newspapers to protect them being stained.
  • Each color will need enough boiling water to cover the egg completely once submerged.
  • Using liquid colors will require up to 20 drops, using gel colors requires 1-3 drops depending on depth of color.
  • Read this if you want to use Homemade Natural Easter Egg Dye.
how to dye easter eggs
Forgo the traditional Easter Basket this year and display your eggs on a Tiered Tray instead!

Of course, it goes without saying, if you are planning on eating these eggs, be sure to keep them in refrigerator. We often make deviled eggs with our Easter eggs.

how to dye easter eggs
how to dye easter eggs
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Don’t the dyed Easter eggs look so pretty next to the Easter Bunny Cupcakes and Basket Weave Cake?

how to dye easter eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs

Yield: 12 eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $5

How to Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring.

Materials

  • Table Covering
  • Boiling Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring (liquid or gel)
  • Plastic Cups or Bowls
  • Hard Boiled Eggs that have been Cooled
  • Paper Towels
  • Tongs, Egg Dippers or Slotted spoon

Instructions

    1. Fill cups, bowls or containers with the enough water to cover the egg, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and food coloring.
    2. Place the egg on a slotted or regular spoon and dunk into the mixture, turning occasionally so both sides are colored.
    3. Keep in the liquid up to 5 mins or longer for darker colors.
    4. Carefully remove the egg and set it aside to dry.

Notes

  • The key to properly dyed eggs is taking your time throughout this process.
  • Cover your work surface with towels or newspapers to protect them being stained.
  • Each color will need enough boiling water to cover the egg completely once submerged.
  • Using liquid colors will require up to 20 drops, using gel colors requires 1-3 drops depending on depth of color.

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