How to dye eggs using food coloring

how to dye eggs using food coloring


Dyeing Easter Eggs is so much fun for the kids. 

I love to dye eggs with my kids. I was lucky enough to have all the ingredients because I ran out of dye around Christmas and had to purchase more. Here’s the recipe straight off the food dye box. I take no credit for it! 

How to dye Easter eggs using food coloring.

To do many different colors I did have to adjust the recipe.

Hard boil your eggs (here’s my method for great hard boiled eggs that the shells come off of!) 

I did 2 cups boiling water spread out into about 6 cups

3 tsp vinegar added to boiling water

Then pour into your cups that have 10-20 drops of food dye in them.

Let the eggs sit in the colors for 5 minutes or more.

Things we did to get different results in our dyed Easter Eggs

We mixed blue and red to get purple. We then mixed red and yellow to get orange, etc. We had so much fun dyeing our Easter Eggs.  We also used a white crayon to write on the eggs. She wrote eggsactly on one, and her name and my name on them too. She also used rubber bands to make bands of color. You can use stickers if you have them. I tried to do dots with the white crayon and since you can’t see it as well while you’re doing it I left holes in my dots. So stickers would work better. Just get creative and use what’s in your house. 

Have fun dyeing eggs.  Check out my other Easter posts of either crafts or recipes. Kool Aid Dyed Easter eggs,Deviled Egg dip easy and inexpensive Easter table decorations,  Easter Egg nest sugar cookies recipe10 must haves for Easter baskets and finally the Easter Bunny Craft using a toilet paper tube.  I found more recipes! Here’s the how to roast asparagus which is a great Easter side dish, cola baked ham is great for Eastersunflower chocolate cake made with peeps  and since it’s Easter how about an article on tips to eat less (needed by me especially at the holidays)! Enjoy! 

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    thank you for this post! i love easter.

  2. wendi watson says:

    yes i can not wait to color easter eggs and a very simple solution on how to do it! thanks

  3. laurie nykaza says:

    all the kids no matter how old love sitting down to color the easter eggs together

  4. millieoja says:

    Awesome love it

  5. 🙂 good refresher

  6. Amanda says:

    I did this as a kid 🙂

  7. We always use food coloring, but I may try koolaid. That bubbly effect looks unique!

  8. Peggy Johnson says:

    Easter is coming soon, can’t wait to start decorating and crafting

  9. nickie busco says:

    Sooo much better than the boxed ideas. I like bein crafty so doing them all homemade makes it better

  10. Rebecca Carter says:

    i’ll have to try this

  11. Priscilla S. says:

    Simple and easy. I love coloring eggs!

  12. M.Clark says:

    I remember doing this as a child, dying eggs, writing on them with crayons, drawing pictures with crayons, this brings back memories. Thank you for sharing this post.

  13. Kim Henrichs says:

    So pretty!! I’ve always loved dying Easter eggs…

  14. Farrah King says:

    This is how my sister in law has always dyed her eggs! She said it’s so much easier and 9 times outta 10 you have this in your pantry~ LOL

  15. kflickinger73 says:

    Great Tips – My favorite part of Easter as a kid!

  16. Stacy Harrington Calhoun says:

    I love this method of dyeing easter eggs, its almost like a family hand me down reciepe. I did it with mom, now i do it with my kids

  17. melisa says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this and can’t believe how easy it is, I thought it was going to need more ingredients in order to do this, I don’t know why. Thanks for the post.

  18. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Perfect–and I already have food coloring and vinegar. For smaller kids this would be a good lesson in color mixing.

  19. Betty Baez says:

    Great! The kids can’t wait to dye eggs for easter!

  20. mintascreations says:

    I love Easter and I love seeing the kids do this and seeing what secret message comes out!

  21. Paula Morgan says:

    Kids aren’t the only ones that love their colored eggs!! I live in an All Adult (age 50 +) Mobile Home Resort Park in Southern Texas. There are no Kids allowed to live here, but you would never know it at the Holidays!! For Easter, don’t even think about having our Easter Banquet without colored Easter Eggs!! You’d never hear the end of it!!

  22. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Great Tips! I’ll Try This When We Color Eggs!

  23. Coloring eggs is always a fun project!

  24. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Dyeing the Easter Eggs was always fun,,,, all the colors and the laughs and giggles trying to make the prettiest eggs…. good memories.

  25. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. mooooondog says:

    very neat!!

  28. RANDY FULGHAM says:

    very nea ideal–thanks for sharing–happy easter..

  29. Allison says:

    These are precious and necessary at this house.

  30. zestywonderland says:

    pretty! So much cheaper than buying those “Kits”!

  31. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very fun. Thanks for sharing!