How To Dye Easter Eggs (The Best Way!)

Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for a traditional and easy Easter activity to do with your kids? Learning how to dye Easter eggs is simple and uses ingredients you already have at home! 

Dying Easter Eggs

Dying Easter eggs is one of our family’s favorite Easter traditions. It is simple and inexpensive, plus my kids love eating the eggs they decorated in the days that follow! The kids are happy because they get a fun snack and I’m happy because they are eating something nutritious!

How To Dye Easter Eggs

There are so many methods out there for dying Easter eggs, but we have the best and easiest method for you right here! As a mom I have always stressed about the mess that is created from dying eggs. So we’ve come up with some great ideas for making this fun activity less stressful!

Not sure how to boil eggs? We’ve got the perfect method for hard boiling eggs for you. These eggs are perfect for making deviled eggs, or just to use as a healthy and quick snack!

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The Best Way To Dye Easter Eggs

This recipe for dying eggs is our favorite because it is easier to contain the mess. The use of plastic cups makes clean-up a sinch! Plus with cups filled with enough liquid to cover an egg, turning eggs can be done less, making spills less likely. We know you will love this method just like we do! 

Ingredients

  • Boiling water
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring, liquid or gel
  • Hard boiled eggs, cooled

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How To Dye Easter Eggs

  • Bring water to a boil. The amount of water you boil will depend on how many different colors you are using and how many eggs you are dyeing.
  • Fill the number of plastic cups you will be using with enough boiling water to cover an egg.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to each cup and about 20 drops of liquid food coloring or 1-3 drops of gel food coloring.
  • Use tongs to dunk eggs into the desired color of water. Let sit for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. For more vibrant colors, let eggs sit for longer. 
  • Remove the eggs and place on a paper towel to dry completely.
How To Dye Easter Eggs

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind staining! The mixture of water, vinegar, and food coloring is meant to stain, so make sure everything that you don’t want stained is covered.
  • If you don’t have tongs, consider using a small slotted spoon instead. You can even purchase egg dippers that are meant specifically for dyeing eggs.
  • For perfect, even coloring, turn your eggs often. Do not speed up the process if you’re hoping for even and vibrant colors!
  • For easy peeling, add plenty of salt to the water that you boil your eggs in. This simple and inexpensive trick helps the shells come off so easy!

How To Boil Eggs for Dying

There are a few easy ways to boil eggs for dying them! You can put them in muffin tins and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes for a simple, no stress option.

Or if you have an Instant Pot, you can use it to make perfectly boiled eggs in minutes! Use the 5-5-5 method! 5 minutes of pressure, 5 minutes of a natural release and a 5 minute ice bath!

My favorite way to boil eggs is the old-fashioned way – right on the stove. This method is simple and fool-proof and results in perfect eggs every time!

How To Dye Easter Eggs

Storage

To store boiled eggs (peeled or unpeeled), place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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How To Dye Easter Eggs (The Best Way!)

How To Dye Easter Eggs

Looking for a traditional and easy Easter activity to do with your kids? Learning how to dye Easter eggs is simple and uses ingredients you already have at home!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Boiling water
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring, liquid or gel
  • Hard boiled eggs, cooled

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil. The amount of water you boil will depend on how many different colors you are using and how many eggs you are dyeing.
  2. Fill the number of plastic cups you will be using with enough boiling water to cover an egg.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to each cup and about 20 drops of liquid food coloring or 1-3 drops of gel food coloring.
  4. Use tongs to dunk eggs into the desired color of water. Let sit for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. For more vibrant colors, let eggs sit for longer. 
  5. Remove the eggs and place on a paper towel to dry completely.

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