How To Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring

CategoryDifficultyBeginner
Yields1 Serving
 hard boiled eggs
 ¼ tsp food coloring
 1 tbsp vinegar
 ¾ cup HOT water
1

Add HOT water to a mug or mason jar, and stir in ¼ tsp food coloring.  The hot water is vital to this process to make sure that dye fully melts and disintegrates into the water.  If the water isn't hot enough, the dye will leave blotches and streaks on the eggs.  For best results, bring water to a boil in a kettle, or over the stove, and let it cool for a couple minutes. 

2

Once food coloring has completely melted into the hot water, stir in the vinegar.  Vinegar helps create a bright, vibrant color.  If you don't have vinegar, lemon juice makes a great substitute.

3

Using tongs, or a plastic spoon, carefully place a fully cooled hard boiled egg in dye, fully submerging the egg to cover.  Soak eggs for 5-10 minutes, using the spoon to move around the egg to check on the color.  If the egg isn't quite coming out the color that you wanted, add a couple more drops of food coloring to intensify the color. To make hidden messages, use a white crayon to draw on the egg before dyeing.  The dye wont stick to the crayon, revealing your message when the egg is dyed.

4

Carefully remove eggs from dye using a plastic spoon.  Let them dry on the trivet or egg holder from your Instant Pot, or back in the carton.

Ingredients

 hard boiled eggs
 ¼ tsp food coloring
 1 tbsp vinegar
 ¾ cup HOT water

Directions

1

Add HOT water to a mug or mason jar, and stir in ¼ tsp food coloring.  The hot water is vital to this process to make sure that dye fully melts and disintegrates into the water.  If the water isn't hot enough, the dye will leave blotches and streaks on the eggs.  For best results, bring water to a boil in a kettle, or over the stove, and let it cool for a couple minutes. 

2

Once food coloring has completely melted into the hot water, stir in the vinegar.  Vinegar helps create a bright, vibrant color.  If you don't have vinegar, lemon juice makes a great substitute.

3

Using tongs, or a plastic spoon, carefully place a fully cooled hard boiled egg in dye, fully submerging the egg to cover.  Soak eggs for 5-10 minutes, using the spoon to move around the egg to check on the color.  If the egg isn't quite coming out the color that you wanted, add a couple more drops of food coloring to intensify the color. To make hidden messages, use a white crayon to draw on the egg before dyeing.  The dye wont stick to the crayon, revealing your message when the egg is dyed.

4

Carefully remove eggs from dye using a plastic spoon.  Let them dry on the trivet or egg holder from your Instant Pot, or back in the carton.

How To Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring

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