Easter Egg Dyeing Guide
Dying and decorating eggs is an Easter tradition. Sure, you could purchase plastic eggs and get the job done, but adding a coat of color to hard-boiled eggs is the traditional way to celebrate! Dye your Easter eggs in custom colors you won’t find in a kit with these unique food color combinations to bring seasonal hues to your Easter basket and dinner decor.
What You Need
- Hard boiled eggs
- Paper towel or newspaper
- Glass or stainless steel bowl or cup deep enough to completely submerge an egg
- Tongs, egg dipper, or slotted spoon
- Wire cookie racks for drying
- Boiling water
- Liquid food coloring
- Plastic gloves (OPTIONAL, but convenient)
- White vinegar
First, protect your counters with newspaper, especially if you have little helpers. In a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/2 tsp vinegar and food coloring (see below for an egg dyeing color chart). Submerge egg in dye for about 5 minutes, leave in longer for a darker hue. Carefully remove the egg and set aside on a wire cookie rack. Refrigerate when dry.