Easter Eggs Dyed Without a Kit

How to Dye Easter Eggs Without a Kit

By Erin Huffstetler | 03/12/2018 | No Comments
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Skip the Easter egg decorating kit this year. Here’s how make your own egg dye in minutes, using things you probably already have in your pantry.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Without a Kit

Ingredients:

Hard-boiled eggs
Food coloring
White vinegar

What You Do:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Homemade Easter Egg Dyes

Measure 1/2 cup of the boiling water into a canning jar or another heat-resistant container. Then, add one teaspoon of vinegar and 10-20 drops of food coloring to achieve your desired color. Repeat the process to create additional colors. We used neon food coloring to make most of the colors that you see here. If you’re working with small kids, allow the dye to cool before you move on to dying eggs.

Eggs in Homemade Dyes

Place eggs in your dye, and allow them to soak for around five minutes. You’ll probably need to flip your eggs partway through, so that both sides are evenly colored.

Carton of Eggs Dyed Without a Kit

To give you an idea of what sorts of colors you can achieve, we dipped a brown egg and a white egg in each color. Those are brown eggs on the right side of the carton and white eggs on the left side. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Egg Covered in Stickers

If you want to get fancy, you can do some color-blocking by placing stickers on the eggs before you drop them into the dye. We had some spring-themed foam stickers on hand, so that’s what we used. Regular stickers would work just as well.

Dyed Eggs Before Stickers Were Removed

Here’s what the eggs looked like when we removed them from the dye baths.

Egg with Stickers Removed

And here’s an example of what they looked like after we peeled off the stickers.

How to Store Your Dyed Easter Eggs

Place your finished eggs back in their carton, and allow them to dry completely, before you move them to the refrigerator.

Tip: When you take your eggs out of the fridge, allow them to dry before you handle them. This will keep the colors from smearing or running.

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Easter Eggs Dyed Without a Kit

How to Dye Easter Eggs Without a Kit

Here’s an easy way to create your own Easter egg dyes using a couple pantry essentials. No kit required.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com

Ingredients:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Food coloring
  • White vinegar

Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Measure 1/2 cup of boiling water into a canning jar or another heat-safe container. Then, add one teaspoon of vinegar and 10-20 drops of food coloring. Repeat to create additional colors. If you’re dying eggs with kids, allow the dyes to cool before proceeding.

Soak the eggs in the dye for around five minutes. Flip the eggs halfway through, to ensure both sides are well coated.

Place the dyed eggs back in their carton, and allow them to dry before handling.

Notes

Place stickers on the eggs before you dye them to create two-toned designs. Remove the stickers once the eggs have dried to reveal the designs.

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