How to Dye Easter Eggs

  • 8 Ingredients

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.


Ingredients and Directions


  1. BOIL 1 cup of water in a pot over the stove.

  2. POUR water into a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar and about 20 drops of food coloring of your choice.

  3. STIR with a spoon until ingredients are blended.

  4. DIP a hard-boiled egg in dye with a wire egg dipper and let egg SOAK for about 5 minutes, depending on desired color.

  5. LIFT egg out of dye and PLACE on paper towel to drain excess dye. TRANSFER to an upright position to finish drying.

  6. REPEAT steps 1 through 5 until all eggs are dyed in various colors. Let eggs dry.


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


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.

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.

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