Wondering how to dye Easter eggs without a kit? Find out how simple and cheap it is to make your own Easter egg dye.
HOMEMADE 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.
- boiling water
- white vinegar
- food coloring
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE VINEGAR?
If you don't have vinegar on hand, you can still follow this diy egg dye recipe. The acid in the vinegar will help the Easter eggs turn out bright and vibrant. Without vinegar, colored Easter eggs will be more pastel.
OTHER SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED
- hard-boiled eggs (this is our easy method. If you don't like hard-boiled eggs, see the notes below for another method!)
- paper towel or newspaper
- bowls or mugs deep enough to submerge an egg
- slotted spoon or tongs to get eggs out of dye
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE EGG DYE
1. Boil water in a pot on the stove. Alternatively, boil water in the microwave using a glass measuring cup.
2. Pour ½ cup boiling water into deep mug or bowl. Repeat for however many colors you want.
3. Add 1 tsp. vinegar to each cup/bowl of boiling water. Then add 15-20 drops of food coloring to each bowl. Stir well.
HOW TO COLOR EGGS
Now you are ready to dye eggs with food coloring!
Dip hard boiled eggs into the dye. Let each egg sit for about 5 minutes, rotating so each side gets dyed. For deeper shades, let the eggs sit longer.
Once you remove the colored eggs, let them dry on newspaper or paper towels.
STORING EASTER EGGS
To store your homemade colored eggs, simply place them back into the egg carton they came in.
Place the egg carton in the fridge until you are ready to eat or use for an Easter egg hunt.
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.
MORE EASTER EGG IDEAS
Now you know how to make your own Easter Egg dye with vinegar. Pin or print this recipe for easy access. Have fun!
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