3 Fun and Easy Easter Egg Dyeing Methods

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3 Fun and Easy Easter Egg Dyeing Methods

As Easter quickly approaches, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind– finding the perfect egg dyeing technique! With so many options out there, it can be difficult to pick the right one for your family, which is why we’ve put together this list of three fun and easy methods that your kids will love. If you’re looking to get creative, these recipes won’t disappoint!

1) Use Natural Food Coloring

Natural food coloring is significantly less toxic than those you find in store-bought sets. If you have little ones around, I strongly encourage using natural foods to color your eggs instead of crayons or gel paste. I’ve used both vinegar and egg-based dye methods successfully—the first with natural food coloring and second with crayons! To make things easier, I recommend dying a small batch of eggs on paper towels before moving on to real eggs. That way if you don’t like how they turned out, it doesn’t matter as much when you move on to hard-boiled eggs.

2) Use Neon Food Coloring

Sometimes you just need a little pop of color to get excited about something. While it's fun to see nature's colors on your eggs, it’s even more fun when you know how to dye them neon! To do so, purchase food coloring in whatever colors you like best. Now all you have to do is use an oil-based paintbrush (paintbrushes will dissolve in oil) to paint each egg with a thin layer of oil.

The oil will help hold in color instead of dripping off into your white eggs (and make sure those eggs are nice and clean before getting started).

You can skip the painting step if you wish by boiling your eggs, letting them cool then using neon food coloring (found at any grocery store) after they've cooled down!

3) Use Decorative Wrap

  • Plastic wrap has a long history in dyeing techniques, because it's cheap, disposable, absorbent, and easy to work with.
  • To use it, whip up some traditional royal icing (just like you'd find on a cake) with water and cream of tartar.
  • Mix in a little food coloring—red for red eggs or green for green eggs—and pour it into plastic wrap cups.
  • Tightly tie off each cup at the top with kitchen twine or a rubber band.
  • Make sure to seal your dye well; otherwise there will be leaks!
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