ULTIMATE How to for dying Easter eggs with food coloring
Dying Easter eggs with food coloring is easy and makes bright beautiful eggs! 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 for coloring Easter eggs! For more decorating ideas, check out this post on creative ways to decorate Easter eggs. Don’t forget to EGG your neighbor. Your kids will love this activity! They might also like these free Easter coloring pages.
Supplies for Dying Easter Eggs
- 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 step by step
- Place 1/2 cup tap water in containers.
- Place 20 drops of food coloring (I used 40 drops and 1 cup to accommodate the size of my glasses)
- Mix well.
- Add in 1 tablespoon white vinegar and stir.
- To create new colors follow the guide on the back of the box. Most liquid food coloring boxes found at the grocery store will have a handy color mixing guide on the back of the box.
Dying Easter Eggs with food coloring tips
- Warning food coloring is safe but will stain clothing
- The longer you leave the eggs in the food coloring mixture the brighter the eggs. Start with a few minutes and then go from there. A great experiment for kids!
- A whisk is super handy for dipping the eggs
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!
More coloring Easter eggs ideas
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Chalkboard painted eggs Kids love coloring their eggs (over and over).