How to Dye Easter Eggs

dyed eggs

Dyed, hard-boiled eggs make gorgeous Easter table centerpieces when placed in clear glass vases, wicker baskets or other pretty containers by themselves or with a grouping of pretty flowers.   To take the mystery out of egg-dyeing, follow these simple instructions:

  • Start with some hard-boil eggs.  Place a few more eggs than you may need for decorating purposes in a large pot of cold water on the stovetop.  Boil for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from heat and let the eggs cool completely.
  • Cover a large area of countertop with wax paper or paper towels.
  • Fill a large mixing bowl with about a cup of boiling water, 1 tsp. white vinegar and the food color you desire (about 15-20 drops of the color you prefer).  If you’d like to use many different colors, you’ll need the corresponding number of bowls to mix your colors.
  • Place the cooled egg on a spoon and submerge into the color.  Turn the egg gently so all sides get color.  Keep the egg in the colored liquid for approximately 4-5 minutes and/or until it turns the hue you desire.
  • Remove the colored egg and set aside on a plate to dry.

Have fun!


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