Coloring Easter Eggs

Boil the Eggs

  • Gently place eggs in a single layer in a medium or large sauce pan.

  • Fill the pan with water until eggs are covered by an inch of water.

  • Bring the pot to a rolling boil. Once boiling remove the pan from heat, cover and let rest for 15 minutes.

  • After 15 minutes, drain the water and and cover the eggs with ice water, and let eggs cool for an additional 15 minutes.

  • Drain ice water and dry eggs with a kitchen towel.

Color the Eggs

  1. Cover your work area with newspaper or paper towels.

  2. Fill a mason jar, ceramic mug or heat proof bowl with 1 cup of water that is hot to the touch, and two tsp. white vinegar.

  3. Add 20-30 drops of food coloring to the water, more or less depending on color desired. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for additional colors.

  4. Using tongs gently submerge eggs in colors. For light color, leave submerged for 5 or less minutes, for darker colors, leave submerged for 7-10 minutes.

  5. For added designs, before coloring eggs, draw designs on the eggs with paraffin wax or white crayon.

  6. When desired color is reached, use tongs to gently remove the egg from the coloring and place on a cooling rack to dry.
For a natural dying option, try different colored vegetable or fruit juices. Dying times may vary depending on the intensity of color desired.


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