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How to dye eggs with food coloring

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Did you know you can dye easter eggs with food coloring? No need to run to the store and buy an expensive egg dying kit!  With a few ingredients, already in your cupboard, you have all you need to make bright Easter eggs! For more decorating ideas, check out this post on creative ways to decorate Easter eggs.

easter egg dying collage

how to dye eggs with food coloring

All you need is:
Food Coloring
White Vinegar
Hard Boiled Eggs (learn how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs with these tips)
Whisk (optional)

how to dye eggs with food coloring supplies

Homemade Easter Egg Dye
Place 1/2 cup tap water in containers.
Place 20 drops of food coloring (I used 40 drops and 1 cup)
Mix this well.
Add in 1 tablespoon white vinegar and stir.
To create new colors follow the guide on the back of the box.

Warning food coloring is safe, but will stain clothing.

how to dye eggs with food coloring recipe

Quick and easy tip for dying eggs with kids and toddlers.  Have you ever tried putting your eggs inside a whisk? This simple idea makes dying eggs a lot easier for kids and toddlers! Egg stays put and is easy to retrieve!

easter egg dying tricks

Just place the egg inside the whisk and dip inside the desired color. No more mess! Be sure to leave eggs in the dye longer than you think to get those bright colors! Also have children wear old clothes or protective clothing and cover the table! If the weather is nice, we have a lot of success, dying eggs outside!

how to dye eggs with food coloring using a whisk


This unique idea will teach you how to make chalkboard easter eggs.  Kids love coloring their eggs (over and over).


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