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How to Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring

How to Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring

Looking for a way to dye Easter eggs that are full of vibrant colors? Read this step-by-step guide on how to dye Easter eggs with food coloring.

Easter is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start dyeing Easter eggs! Dying eggs is a tradition for many families, and it’s a fun way to get into the spirit of Easter. 

This year, try using food coloring to dye your eggs. With food coloring, you can create some really vibrant and beautiful eggs that will look great in your Easter basket or for your Easter egg hunt.

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Dying eggs with food coloring is an easy and affordable way to decorate your eggs. The whole family can get involved in Easter traditions like dying Easter eggs.

You can have bright Easter eggs every color of the rainbow using a dye bath.

Read on for the easy steps to dye Easter eggs with food coloring.

how to dye easter eggs

Egg Dye Recipe Easy Tutorial

Supplies Needed

  • Table Covering
  • Boiling Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring (liquid dye or gel food coloring) or natural dyes
  • Plastic Cups or Bowls
  • White Eggs – hard boiled and cooled to room temperature
  • Paper Towel
  • Tongs, Egg Dippers or Slotted spoon
how to dye easter eggs

Instructions 

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

how to dye easter eggs

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

Keep the eggs in the cups of dye up to 5 mins or longer for darker colors. The desired color of the egg depends on the amount of food coloring and how long it stays in the colored water.

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

Here are some tips to help make your Easter egg dyeing experience a success. 

  • The key to properly dyed eggs is taking your time throughout this process.
  • For best results, hard boil the eggs earlier in the day or the night before.
  • Each of the bowls of dye will need enough boiling water to cover the egg completely once submerged.
  • Using liquid food coloring will require up to 20 drops of food dye, using gel colors requires 1-3 drops depending on the intendent depth of color
  • If you don’t want to use food coloring, natural ingredients such as fruits and vegetables are an easy way to dye eggs. Examples of colored eggs using Natural Easter Egg Dyes include red cabbage, purple cabbage, blueberries, lime juice or lemon juice.
  • Of course, if you are planning on eating these eggs, be sure to keep them in the refrigerator. We often make
    deviled eggs for our Easter gathering!
how to dye easter eggs
Forgo the traditional Easter Basket this year and display your eggs on a Tiered Tray instead!

Creative Ways to Decorate 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?

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How to Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring

Yield: 12 eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $5
Looking for a way to dye Easter eggs that are full of vibrant colors? Read this step-by-step guide on 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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