How to dye eggs with food coloring

    Posted by  ·  March 31, 2015

    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!

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    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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    1. netta
      Sunday, April 16th, 2017
      You can color with crayons pictures before you die your eggs, too.
    2. Jenny Dimmick
      Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
      Nice idea!
    3. Sunday, March 27th, 2016
      Thanks for the tip about using food coloring, so next year as we already bought & used the egg kit last night, LOL
    4. Carolyn
      Sunday, March 27th, 2016
      How long do you leave them submerged in the dye?
    5. Yavon
      Monday, March 7th, 2016
      so how you going to get the egg out of the whisk without making a bigger mess?!
      • Monday, March 7th, 2016
        Hi Yavon,

        I move two of the whisk wires apart and let the egg roll gently out onto a paper towel. Hope this helps.
    6. Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
      Thanks for the tips. I will definitely try the putting your eggs inside a whisk idea. I never thought of that. Very creative. Perfect for this Easter Sunday.