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dying easter eggs with food coloring

How to Dye Eggs

With Easter coming up, you don't want to miss this tutorial for How to Dye Eggs using vinegar and food color - no kit required. So easy!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword eggs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 eggs


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • boiling water
  • 2 tsp white vinegar for each color you are making
  • food coloring


  • Set out 1 glass per color you want to make.
  • Portion out 1 cup of boiling water into each glass.
  • Add 2 tsp vinegar to each glass of hot water.
  • Add 10-12 drops of food coloring, depending on how dark or vibrant you want the color.
  • Carefully lower 1 hard-boiled egg at a time into each glass of colored water, be sure the egg is completely submerged.
  • Let the eggs soak until they reach the desired color.
  • Remove and place the colored eggs on a drying rack or paper towel.


Tools needed for Food Coloring Eggs:
  • Glasses or containers for dipping, be sure they hold at least 1 cup of water
  • Spoons or other utensils to transfer eggs in and out of containers
  • Measuring teaspoon
  • Paper towel
  • Drying rack
To make your own drying rack
  • Foam core board, it’s easiest with a grid on it
  • Straight pins
Push the pins into the board in an even grid-pattern.