This homemade Easter egg dye is inexpensive and so easy to make! You’ll only need 3 pantry ingredients to turn white eggs into a beautiful spectrum of colors!
EASTER EGG DYE
Dyeing Easter eggs is a favorite Easter tradition for all ages. There is no need to rush to the store to buy an Easter egg dyeing kit when you can make your own Easter egg dye using this simple recipe.
Making your own Easter egg dye recipe will save you money and is a great option when you are about to color hard-boiled eggs at the last minute and don’t want to run to the store to get an egg-dyeing kit.
Plus, this food coloring Easter egg dye will still make vibrant, colored eggs.
WHAT YOU NEED
- hard-boiled eggs (this is our easy method)
- paper towel or newspaper
- bowls or mugs deep enough to submerge an egg
- boiling water
- white vinegar
- food coloring drops
- slotted spoon or tongs to get eggs out of dye
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE EASTER EGG DYE
STEP 1 | Boil water over stove or in a microwave safe measuring cup.
STEP 2 | Pour ½ cup boiling water into deep mug or bowl. Repeat for each color.
STEP 3| Add vinegar to each cup/bowl of boiling water. Then add 15-20 drops of food coloring to each bowl. Stir well.
STEP 4 | Dip hard boiled eggs into the dye. Let sit for about 5 minutes, rotating so each side gets dyed. For deeper shades, let the eggs sit longer.
STEP 5| Once you remove the colored eggs, let them dry on newspaper or paper towels. Store in the egg carton in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
Nervous about decorating eggs with kids? Here’s 5 great tips for coloring eggs and not go crazy!
DON’T LIKE HARD BOILED EGGS?
If you don’t love hard-boiled eggs but still want to color Easter eggs, no worries! You can still dye eggs using this same method. Just use regular eggs that have not been boiled. Be extra careful as you lower the eggs into the dye and take them out. Let them dry in the egg carton to avoid rolling and breaking.
To avoid potential mess, color eggs outside just in case one or two fall and break.
OTHER EASTER EGG IDEAS
HERE’S THE EASY RECIPE!
Now you know how to make your own Easter Egg dye. Pin or print this recipe for easy access. Have fun!
Easy Easter egg dye that will cost you pennies to make.
- 15–20 drops food coloring in each color
- 1 tsp. white vinegar (for each color)
- ½ cup boiling water (for each color)
- hard boiled eggs
- Mix boiling water, white vinegar and food coloring together. Use a seperate bowl or mug for each color.
- Carefully place one egg into each color and let sit until you get the desired boldness.
- Repeat until you have a gorgeous spectrum of colors!
Keywords: Easter, Easter Egg Dye