Decorate your eggs with something delicious to make them eggstra special!
Ingredients and Directions
DROP one egg dye tablet in each plastic container/bowl.
FILL each container with about 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and ½ cup of water. FOLLOW instructions on egg dye kit, in case of different measurements. WAIT until tablets completely dissolve.
DIP a hard-boiled egg in dye of your choice with egg dipper. LET EGG STAND in dye for several (up to 10) 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 3 and 4 until all eggs are dyed in various colors.
SQUEEZE several drops of acrylic paint (various colors) into jar lids.
DIP eraser end of a pencil in paint.
HOLD egg and PRESS eraser lightly on egg to form a dot.
REPEAT steps 7 and 8 until all eggs are covered with polka dots. Let eggs dry.
- 12 Hard-boiled EGGS, in shell
- Small plastic containers/bowls, for dying eggs
- Egg dye, various colors, tablets or droplets
- White vinegar
- Wire egg dipper
- Paper towels
- Jar lids
- Acrylic paint, various colors
- Pencil with an eraser
Holding your egg and applying the dots at the same time can be difficult, so make yourself a little stand to hold up your egg while applying the dots. To make a stand, turn a paper cup upside down and cut a hole in the bottom. Place the egg in the hole and dot away!
Food safety precaution: If you’re eggcited to eat your eggs, make sure to use edible dye and acrylic paint. You can find edible paint at locations at mass retailers and on sites like Sugarprism
To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.