How To Dye Easter Eggs

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Nothing says Easter quite like brightly-colored Easter eggs. Learn how to dye eggs at home for Easter, or just to add some color to your egg basket.

What You Need

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Large surface, covered with newspaper or paper towels
  • Bowl large and deep enough to fully submerge an egg; One bowl per color
  • Slotted spoon or egg dipper
  • 1/2 cup boiling water (or more depending on size of bowl)
  • 1 tsp white vinegar (more depending on number of cups of water used)
  • Liquid food coloring, about 20 drops per color

How to Dye Eggs

  1. Begin with already-cooled hard-boiled eggs
  2. Layer your workspace with newspaper or paper towels to protect your surface
  3. Fill the bowl with the water, vinegar and food coloring. The more food coloring you add, the darker the egg will be
  4. Submerge eggs in bowl for about 5 minutes, Turing the eggs occasionally so both sides get even color
  5. Being careful to not crack the shell, remove the egg and set aside to try


Technique courtesy of RealSimple