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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!
You can also color The CUTEST free Easter Coloring Pages or try these Easter Decorating Ideas.
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:
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Amy Huntley says
Love how bright they are! Great tips!
Cindy Hopper says
Hi Emily, I can’t think of a reason it wouldn’t be good the next day. It might need to be stirred. Hope this helps
This was so helpful! The egg blowing was so easy, and when a few natural egg dyes didn’t work, the food coloring came in handy. Thank you much.
I am making colored Easter eggs and I am about to mix the tablets with water.. So can I keep the colored mixture for the next day will the food coloring still be good?
I’m going to try this, but I’m wondering how do I measure drops from gel dye as it is like gel and not liquid?
Cindy Hopper says
The food coloring is a gel paste. Wilton sells them in little tubs at the grocery store or at Michaels. I am sure you can use regular food coloring but I love the gel paste food coloring so it is what I had on hand.
Where do I find the paste at?