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.

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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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4 Responses to Easter Egg Dye From the Pantry

  1. I love how the colors turned out! Kind of a deeper, country/rustic look that the average bright as ever egg kits. Love it! Going to do that this year. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Harley says:

    They look great! Have you tried dying one of the blue eggs from the Ameraucanas?

  3. Chris macca says:

    They are so pretty. They should be easy to find on an Easter egg hunt.

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