I have been wanting to make my own Homemade Easter Egg Dye Recipe for a few years and I finally got around to trying it this year! Making your own Homemade Easter Egg Dye is really simple, in fact, it’s not any harder than using the kits and you probably already have everything you need on hand.
This is a great way to dye Easter Eggs this year with stuff you’ve got at home, so be sure to check it out! Your kids and the rest of your family will be VERY impressed! This is also pretty easy, so it won’t take a lot of time out of your busy schedule. Give this Homemade Easter Egg Dye Recipe a try this Easter, you won’t regret it!
Here’s what you need to make your homemade dye:
1 Cup of Boiling Water per color
2 Tablespoons of Vinegar per color
20-25 drops of McCormick Food Coloring (More for Yellow)
2-3 Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs. (Check out my Perfect Hard Boiled Egg Recipe Here)
I used a Tea Kettle to heat all my hot water at once. I also used Mason Jars to hold my liquid but you can use Pyrex Measuring Cups, Bowls, or whatever you happen to have on hand. There’s nothing harmful in this recipe so you should easily be able to wash anything you use in the dishwasher after you’re finished.
Homemade Easter Egg Dye Recipe
Making your own Homemade Easter Egg Dye is really simple! In fact, it's not any harder than using the kits and you probably already have everything you need on hand.
- 1 Cup of Boiling Water per color
- 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar per color
- 20-25 drops of McCormick Food Coloring (More for Yellow)
- 2-3 Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs
- Combine Boiling Water, Vinegar and Food Coloring in a Mason Jar and stir well.
- Place Eggs in Dye for 2-5 minutes until you reach the desired color
- Allow Eggs to Dry and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week
If you want to mix colors the easiest way is to mix the dye before you add in your eggs. For example for pink use only 5 drops of red food coloring, for Purple mix 5 drops of blue and 10 drops of red. You can experiment with the different colors and this is a great way to teach kids about primary and secondary colors.
Once you have your Easter Egg Dye Recipe ready to go you can let the kids have fun, it’s the best part of Easter!
Use a White Crayon to draw designs on your crayons before dying them. I found that with the darker colors I only had to leave the eggs in there a few minutes with the lighter colors 5 minutes was more sufficient, this is sooooo easy!
Don’t forget to check out my post on how to boil eggs perfectly! It’s really not as hard as your grandma makes it sound :)
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