How-To Dye Eggs

Eggs look meggnificent in many different colors. So, why not give them that special glow this holiday? Follow these steps and tips for how to dye Easter eggs.


12 brown and white hard-boiled EGGS, in shell
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
Food coloring, various pastel colors
Small bowls/plastic containers
Wire egg dipper


BOIL 1 cup of water in a pot over the stove.
POUR water into a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar and about 20 drops of food coloring of your choice.STIR with a spoon until ingredients are blended.
DIP a hard-boiled egg in dye with a wire egg dipper and let egg SOAK for about 5 minutes, depending on desired color.
LIFT egg out of dye and PLACE on paper towel to drain excess dye. TRANSFER to an upright position to finish drying.
REPEAT steps 1 through 5 until all eggs are dyed in various colors. Let eggs dry.


Instead of food coloring, you could purchase an egg dye kit at various locations, such as your local mass retailer. These kits typically contain egg dye tablets that dissolve in water. Follow the kit instructions and watch your eggs shine!

Food safety precaution: If you’re eggcited to eat your eggs, make sure to use edible dye. For more, visit Easter & Egg Safety.

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