Easter Egg Dye From the Pantry

Don’t let your kids convince you to buy those grody Paas tablets for dying eggs this year.  You know the ones that look like little fluoride tablets that never quite dissolve completely?   You already have everything you need in your cupboard.  We used brown eggs for dying.  They take on the color beautifully and have a nice earthy look.  No neon pink eggs in this house!

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs ( I bring mine to a boil and cook for about three minutes, then let them sit in the hot water for ten minutes or so before rinsing and cooling)
  • 6 C. boiling water
  • 1 1/2 C. white vinegar
  • Food coloring drops

Pour a cup of boiling water into six separate small bowls.  Add 1/4 C. vinegar to each bowl.  Add 5 or 6 drops of food coloring to each bowl.  We did red, orange, blue, green, yellow, and turquoise (blue and green mixed).  Let the eggs sit in the color for five minutes or more.  The longer they sit, the deeper the color. 

Draw designs on them with a light-colored crayon before dying.  The wax will resist the color and your drawing will show up clearly.  Boiled eggs should be kept refrigerated.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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3 Responses to Easter Egg Dye From the Pantry

  1. Grandma Karen says:

    Are the eggs more intense due to the facts that they are brown eggs to begin with? They are beautiful deep colors.

  2. Grandma Karen says:

    Whoops, sorry, I should have read your article first before publishing my question! You already answered it. ; )

  3. Pingback: Easter Recipe Round Up | swellkid

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