How to Color Easter Eggs: Our Best Dyeing Tips and Design Ideas for Kids
Every spring, kids (and parents!) express their creativity by dyeing Easter eggs. Need some inspiration? Read our basic instructions for how to dye Easter eggs with food coloring, then check out our round-up of five unique Easter egg coloring ideas for children of all ages.
Dyeing Easter Eggs with Food Coloring
Our basic egg-dye recipe will get you winning Easter eggs every time. Add 1 cup hot water, 1 tsp white vinegar, and 18 drops of food dye (we used McCormick brand) to a 2-cup-size glass measuring cup, such as Pyrex. Then dip eggs for two to three minutes if you're going for bright colors, and one minute for pastels.
Here are a few more pro egg-dyeing tips:
- Hard-boil your eggs right before dyeing: warm boiled eggs absorb color the best.
- For evenly dried dyed eggs, place on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with layers of paper towels, which will absorb any excess dye that pools at the bottom.
- Scissor-style tongs are the best tool for retrieving eggs from their dye.
- To guarantee consistent hues, stir dyeing cups often.
Easter Egg Coloring Ideas
Try out these five clever dyeing ideas, and your Easter eggs will be sure to impress friends and family!