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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How do you get “drops” from gel dye? I use the wilton gels and am a little confused.
Shannon, you can use regular food coloring. I do love the gel pastes though.
Can you use regular food coloring? Or does the gel paste give you brighter colors?
Did I miss what you did with these eggs?
Thanks so much for the tip to blow out eggs. That’s great!
You can use food coloring on brown eggs and get very vibrant reds and teals too! You have to use another Tablespoon or two of vinegar with the brown eggs and you have to let them sit for about 15 minutes but the result is fab (and your only option if you live in the UK!). We boil our eggs because we couldn’t have Easter without deviled eggs! ;}
So glad you tried it!!
I LOVE the idea of blowing them out. No one in my family eats them hard boiled and I jsut hate to waste. But… we love scrambled eggs. We blew out our eggs and made a batch of breakfast burrito mix that we’ll have in the morning. Thanks for the info on how to blow them out!! (To me the real waste would be getting plastic eggs that will likely end up in a landfill eventually!)
You can fill the hollowed eggs with confetti or fruity pebble cereal, cover the hole with tissue paper and glue and make confetti eggs to crack on each others heads – that’s what we do! It makes for a lot of fun!
Why would you want to blow the egg yolks out? I like to eat them as well as the kids, seems like that to me is a waste, just get plastic ones instead.
Super fun! I love dying eggs! We’re doing 5 dozen this afternoon for a church activity and another 5 dozen as a family tonight! 🙂
I never thought to make my eggs hollow!! Now that I saw the post after this, I see why….LOVE how vibrant the colors came out!!
Wow…just love these. What a fun idea, and so clever to use a nasal aspirator! I remember blowing eggs out as a kid and it taking forever, this looks like a far better solution 🙂
I’ve been wondering how to hollow out an egg for forever LOL thanks for sharing!
Can’t wait to see tomorrow. They look lovely & vibrant.