Get Egg-cited for Easter by Dyeing Eggs!

Easter is quickly approaching and the Ohio eggs-perts are sharing some of their favorite egg decorating techniques to give families ideas for new Easter traditions. Step 1: learn how to dye Easter eggs! Get step-by-step instructions below:

  • What You’ll Need:
    • 12 hard-boiled eggs, in shell (white, brown or a combo of both!)
    • 1 pot to cook eggs inside
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
    • Food coloring, various pastel colors
    • Small bowls or plastic containers to use as dye cups
    • Wire egg dipper
    • Spoon
  • Directions:
    1. Boil 1 cup of water in a pot over the stove.
    2. Pour water into a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar and about 20 drops of food coloring of your choice.
    3. Stir with a spoon until ingredients are blended.
    4. Dip a hard-boiled egg in dye with a wire egg dipper and let egg soak for about 5 minutes, depending on desired color.
    5. Lift egg out of dye and place on paper towel to drain excess dye. Transfer to an upright position to finish drying.
    6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 until all eggs are dyed in various colors. Let eggs dry.


Insider Info:
Food safety precaution: If you’re egg-cited to eat your eggs, make sure to use edible dye. For more, visit Easter & Egg Safety.

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