Learn how to dye Easter eggs with food coloring! Dye eggs for Easter with bold, vibrant colors thanks to concentrated food dyes! Plus, learn our favorite tips for dyeing pastel eggs, too!
Prep Time 30minutes
Total Time 30minutes
1Dozen Eggs (or more)
Food Coloring (liquid or gel)
Hard boil your eggs via method of choice. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Boil water for dye - you will need 1.5 cups per color of dye that you wish to create.
Carefully pour the hot water into glass jars or mugs. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar into each jar.
Add 10-20 drops of food coloring into each container until desired shade is achieved. For gel food coloring, you will only need a very small amount to achieve vibrant colors.
Carefully add an egg to each of the dye baths. If you want pastel colors, remove the eggs from the dye after 30-45 seconds.For medium shades, keep the eggs in the dye for 2-3 minutes.For darker and more vibrant colors, keep the eggs in the dye for 4-6 minutes or longer until maximum saturation is achieved.
Remove the eggs from the dye, and allow to dry. Refrigerate shortly after dyeing to preserve edibility.
Store dyed eggs in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Any eggs that you intend to eat should be refrigerated shortly after dyeing. Eggs should not be kept at room temperature longer than 2 hours!