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
- Boil 1 cup of water in a pot over the stove.
- Pour water into a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar and about 20 drops of food coloring of your choice.
- Stir with a spoon until ingredients are blended.
- Dip a hard-boiled egg in dye with a wire egg dipper and let egg soak for about 5 minutes, depending on desired color.
- Lift egg out of dye and place on paper towel to drain excess dye. Transfer to an upright position to finish drying.
- Repeat steps 1 through 5 until all eggs are dyed in various colors. Let eggs dry.
Food safety precaution: If you’re egg-cited to eat your eggs, make sure to use edible dye. For more, visit Easter & Egg Safety.