Knowing how to dye Easter eggs comes in handy every Spring; measuring ingredients, dropping food colouring, and dunking hard-boiled eggs – its total hands on fun (plus, it makes for a fantastic Easter table decoration!). My kids LOVE this activity and I bet yours will too…here’s How To Dye Easter Eggs…
How To Dye Easter Eggs…
You will need:
- Hard boiled eggs (check out my post on How To Boil Eggs)
- Containers (re-purpose glass and plastic containers – here I used a jam jar, yogurt container and baking powder container)
- Egg carton (for drying eggs)
- Food colouring
- Vinegar (1/2 tsp)
- Boiled water (1/2 cup)
- Art mat (or newspaper)
REMEMBER: Food colouring stains so protect your surface with an art mat and wear an apron
- Boil water. Add 1/2 tsp of vinegar to each container. Add 1/2 cup of boiled water to each container. Drop in food colouring (the more drops you put in the bolder the colour).
- Dunk hard-boiled eggs in food colouring mixture. Colour of eggs depends on how many drops of food colouring you put in and how long you leave it in the food colouring mixture.
Re-use an egg container to dry Easter eggs.
Switch it up:
Colour eggs with wax crayons before dipping the eggs in dye.
- Ombre eggs (inspired by Ombre hair – which my tween is dying (excuse the pun) to do – dip bottom half of egg in one colour and then dip other half in another colour)
- Double dip eggs and see what patterns you create.
- Use kool aid, natural dyes (blueberries, boiled red cabbage leaves, boiled spinach leaves, beets, strong coffee)