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Dye Easter eggs like a pro! Achieving the perfect hue is easy when you follow our simple step-by-step instructions. Get a quick overview of how to boil the perfect hard-boiled egg, create unique shades with McCormick Food Coloring, and discover cool Easter egg designs now.
• Gently place large eggs in a simple layer in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Cover.
• Bring just to boil on high heat. Remove from heat.
• Let stand 12 minutes (adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller).
• Short on time? Cool eggs faster by placing them in a bowl of ice water or running them under cold water.
These hard-boiled eggs are perfect for dying Easter eggs and they also make a wonderful base for popular Easter dishes like classic deviled eggs.
Looking for some Easter egg coloring ideas? View this easy egg color chart for inspiration and pick your favorite food coloring combo. Remember to have fun with your color choices and mix-and-match dye until you achieve the hue you desire.
Mix ½ cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and food color in a bowl to achieve the desired colors for your egg dye. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the amount of drops to get the color you’re looking for.
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Dip eggs in dye using a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs. Let them sit for about 5 minutes. While you’re waiting for the color to set in, watch a few of our quick and easy Easter egg videos below to get your creative juices flowing.
Remove eggs from dye and allow to dry. Place on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath. Or create a makeshift rack with cut out sections of paper towel tube.
Inspired to work on your own Easter egg designs? Check out our wide-range of Easter egg design tutorials now.