Easter Egg Coloring & Dyeing Guide

Easter Egg Coloring & Dyeing Guide

Your guide to Easter Egg Coloring & Dyeing this holiday.

To Dye for Eggs

Set your eggs apart with these easy, dazzling dyeing and design techniques along with a must-have Spring color pallete. Match them to the colors of your Easter décor, and even arrange them in a vase or a bowl for an eye-catching, Easter-themed centerpiece.

How to Paint Your Easter Eggs

Turn ordinary eggs into watercolor-inspired works of art with this simple painting technique.

  • Mix food color and vinegar in a small container.
  • Paint hard-cooked eggs with a small paintbrush or cotton swabs.
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How to Dye Your Easter Eggs

Save the color for the eggs—and your hands from a mess.

  • Mix boiling water, food color and vinegar in a small container.
  • Place hard-cooked egg in whisk, then submerge in color for about 5 minutes or until desired shade.
  • Remove whisk and egg from color, let dry before removing egg from whisk.
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Dazzling Designs

Turn ordinary eggs into watercolor-inspired works of art with these easy techniques

Two-tone

Two-tone Eggs

Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another. Or, dip each half of the egg in the color for different lengths of time, creating different shades of the same color.

Dots and Shapes

Dots and Shapes Eggs

Before dyeing, place stickers such as dots, chicks, rabbits, flowers or other springtime favorites on the eggs. Once dry, remove stickers.

Stripes

Stripes Eggs

Before dyeing, place rubber bands on the eggs to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove rubber bands.

Personalized

Personalized Eggs

Draw zig zags or pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing. Pen your guests' initials to use as place cards for an Easter-themed brunch!

Marbled

Marbled Eggs

Mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 to 8 drops food color in shallow bowl. Gently roll egg in mixture until desired shade. Transfer egg to second color mixture, repeat process. Allow egg to dry then wipe away excess oil with paper towel.

Color Wash

Color Wash Eggs

Place several eggs in a colander in the kitchen sink. Splash eggs with vinegar. Drop desired food color onto eggs. Gently shake the colander for a few seconds to help the color spread. Let stand 30 seconds. Lightly rinse eggs with water. Drain completely. Allow eggs to dry.

Must Have Spring Colors

To create mini works-of-art with vibrant colors inspired by the must-have Pantone® colors of the season, use the following guide.

Must Have Spring Colors

DYE: 1/2 Cup Hot Water + 1 tsp. vinegar + food color

Radiant Orchid 7 drops blue, 3 drops neon purple
Hemlock 3 drops blue, 12 drops green, 6 drops yellow
Cayenne 14 drops red, 1 drop blue, 1 drop yellow
Dazzling Blue 20 drops neon blue, 1 drop neon purple
Violet Tulip 2 drops red, 20 drops blue
Freesia 1 drop red, 45 drops yellow (25 drops = 1/4 teaspoon)
Celosia Orange 2 drops red, 17 drops yellow
Placid Blue 4 drops blue
  25 drops = 1/4 teaspoon

PAINT: 1/2 tsp. of vinegar + food color

Radiant Orchid 3 drops blue, 1 drop neon purple
Hemlock 2 drops blue, 8 drops green, 3 drops yellow
Cayenne 14 drops red, 1 drop blue, 1 drop yellow
Dazzling Blue 20 drops neon blue, 1 drop neon purple
Violet Tulip 1 drop red, 7 drops blue
Freesia 1 drop red, 45 drops yellow (25 drops = 1/4 teaspoon)
Celosia Orange 3 drops red, 17 drops yellow
Placid Blue 2 drops blue
  25 drops = 1/4 teaspoon
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