Learn how to dye eggs with food coloring, and make this Easter tradition fun and simple. We are getting ready for Easter at our house and my kids love to dye eggs. I love the vibrant colors of these dyed eggs and how easy food coloring easter eggs are!
Prepare eggs by boiling them or removing the egg yolk. If we don’t want to eat the boiled eggs, we use a baby nasal aspirator (one that is saved for only this purpose) to blow the yolk from the egg.
Next, take a needle and make a hole in each end of the egg. Place the aspirator in the top of the egg and squeeze, blowing the yolk out the bottom of the egg. Rinse egg and remove any water by gently blowing in one of the holes with your mouth.
How to color eggs with food coloring
Place 1/2 cup tap water in containers. Place 5 drops of gel paste coloring (10 drops for yellow or light colors), or use 20 drops of liquid food coloring and mix well. Add in 1 tablespoon white vinegar and stir.
Place eggs in dye baths. Since the eggs are hollow they will need help staying immersed in the dye. This can be done with a spoon.
Allow eggs to soak in dye until eggs are the color you desire. Remove eggs, blow any dye out of the egg and allow eggs to dry on a paper towel.
can you dye brown eggs?
We love our brown farm fresh eggs, and they dye just as easily. However, the color will turn out slightly different. You won’t get the bright vibrant colors, but more of a muted “earthy” tone. Still just as beautiful!
There are so many great ways to dye easter eggs. These glitter eggs are a big hit with my daughter and my nieces. No matter how you decorate them, dying easter eggs is definitely a sweet family tradition. Here are some more fun ideas: