How to Dye Easter Eggs Without a Kit (food coloring and vinegar is all you need)!

 


No need to run to the store.  You probably already have everything you need at home to color Easter Eggs.  I actually prefer using my own food coloring instead of a kit.  I find the end color to be fabulously vibrant!


Needed:
**Hard boiled eggs
White vinegar
Food coloring
Cups wide and tall enough to fit an egg and cover it with the coloring

Directions:
Place one tablespoon vinegar in each container.
Add about 3/4 cups of hot tap water to the vinegar.
Add enough food coloring to get your desired color (I usually use about 1/2 tablespoon).
Put the egg in the colored water and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes.  The longer it sits the more intense the color will be.
Remove the egg and let it dry.  Refrigerate.

Hard boiled eggs can be kept in the fridge about a week. 

Tips:
(1) Here is what I think is the best way to cook hard boiled eggs:
http://www.lowcarbcrock.com/2013/03/the-best-way-to-cook-hard-boiled-eggs.html

(2) You can use crayons to mark designs on the eggs before coloring.  The dye will not penetrate the wax from the crayon marks. 

(3) If the eggs looks spotty after drying - just give them second dip in the coloring.

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  1. My kids love adding tattoos to them after they are colored :)

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Without a Kit (food coloring and vinegar is all you need)!

 


No need to run to the store.  You probably already have everything you need at home to color Easter Eggs.  I actually prefer using my own food coloring instead of a kit.  I find the end color to be fabulously vibrant!


Needed:
**Hard boiled eggs
White vinegar
Food coloring
Cups wide and tall enough to fit an egg and cover it with the coloring

Directions:
Place one tablespoon vinegar in each container.
Add about 3/4 cups of hot tap water to the vinegar.
Add enough food coloring to get your desired color (I usually use about 1/2 tablespoon).
Put the egg in the colored water and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes.  The longer it sits the more intense the color will be.
Remove the egg and let it dry.  Refrigerate.

Hard boiled eggs can be kept in the fridge about a week. 

Tips:
(1) Here is what I think is the best way to cook hard boiled eggs:
http://www.lowcarbcrock.com/2013/03/the-best-way-to-cook-hard-boiled-eggs.html

(2) You can use crayons to mark designs on the eggs before coloring.  The dye will not penetrate the wax from the crayon marks. 

(3) If the eggs looks spotty after drying - just give them second dip in the coloring.

"LIKE" our FACEBOOK page to get new recipes and additional tips at http://www.facebook.com/christineiscooking

Follow me on PINTEREST http://pinterest.com/christinecooks/

Copyright 2013 christineiscooking.com You may repost this recipe and its directions only by a direct link back to the article on my site. You must be given my express permission for any other use. You can contact me at admin@christineiscooking.com

2 comments:

  1. My kids love adding tattoos to them after they are colored :)

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine