Easter egg hunting is such a fun activity during the Easter season. We’re always looking forward to seeing those bright and colorful Easter eggs hidden just underneath our noses. Here’s a bit of an old-fashioned method you can try with just a few easy steps.
How To Make Old-Fashioned Egg Dye Colors
- Paper Towel / Newspaper
- Medium Sized Bowl
- Egg Dipper / Tongs
- 1/2 Cup boiling water
- Hard-boiled eggs White-shelled
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp Food coloring
- Cover your working surface with paper towel or newspaper so that the dye doesn't go on the surface.
- Combine boiling water, vinegar and food color into the bowl.
- Dip hard-boiled eggs in dye for about 5 minutes or until it achieves the desired color.
- For variety, try dipping the top half in one color and the bottom half in another; or leaving the egg in the dye for different lengths of time. This creates different shades of that color.
- Use a slotted spoon or tongs to add or remove eggs from dye.
- Following are some color combinations to create a vivid palette of colors for your Easter eggs:
- Lime - 24 yellow, 4 green
- Purple - 15 blue, 5 red
- Cantaloupe - 24 yellow, 2 red
- Jade - 17 green, 3 blue
- Plum - 10 red, 4 blue
- Spearmint - 12 green, 6 yellow, 2 blue
- Raspberry - 14 red, 6 blue
- Maize - 24 yellow, 1 red
- Watermelon - 25 red, 2 blue
- Teal - 15 green, 5 blue
- Grape - 17 blue, 3 red
- Fuchsia - 18 red, 2 blue
- Orange Sunset - 17 yellow, 3 red
- Jungle Green - 14 green, 6 yellow
Commonly Asked Questions
Can brown eggs be dyed?
Yes, brown eggs can be easily dyed. Plus, you wouldn’t have to worry about a color difference since brown eggs produce prettier colors compared to white eggshells.
What can you use instead of vinegar for dying eggs?
If you’re out of vinegar for dying your eggs, an alternative would be lemon or lime juice – so long as it has a strong acidity like vinegar. The vinegar reacts with the coloring components so that the colors stick to the eggshells.