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Dyed eggs in a egg carton

How to Dye Easter Eggs

Jennie Duncan
Dying Easter eggs is our favorite tradition. With just a few ingredients and tips I'll tell you How to Dye Easter Eggs at home without a kit.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 72 kcal


  • white vinegar
  • 12 large eggs (white)
  • food coloring


  • Place your eggs in a saucepan. Cover with water then bring to a boil. Once at a rolling boiler cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Once ready set aside and allow them to cool. For quick cooling place eggs in an ice bath.
  • Pour warm water into small bowls or cups pour enough to cover the egg completely.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to each bowl or cup along with 1 to 2 drops of food coloring.
  • Place the egg inside the bowl and leave it for about 5 minutes. If you would like a darker hue leave the egg for a few more minutes. Grab the tongs and carefully pull out the egg.
  • Place the eggs on the paper towel to dry.
  • Once you have finished with all the eggs, let them dry, and you are ready to use!


Add designs: When dying Easter eggs we love adding fun stickers or even rubber bands around the egg. Once they are dyed remove it for a fun design on your egg. 
How to store Easter eggs?  Once your eggs are dry you can simply place them back in the egg carton and into the fridge. The eggs will be good until the date printed on the egg carton.
What can I do with my eggs after? Don't let your eggs go to waste. We love turning dyed Easter eggs into festive Deviled Eggs for our Easter menu. 
Color Tips: You can use a toothpick or skewer to add the food coloring, so it doesn't get too dark. This also depends on the tone you want. If you would like them darker, add around 3 to 5 drops.


Serving: 1eggCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 69mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 270IUCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easter Egg Dye
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