Using food colouring to dye Easter eggs is a time-old tradition in our house. It's easy, fun, and I already have all of the ingredients in my kitchen. Easter eggs make for a great spring table decoration. Plus, kids are so darn proud of their coloured eggs—"I did THIS ONE." Your kids will LOVE this activity...
You will need:
- Hard-boiled eggs (you could prick an egg with a pin and blow the yolk out, but I've found hard-boiled eggs are just easier for kids to handle as egg shells on their own are pretty delicate.)
- Food Colouring
- White Vinegar
- Boiled Water
- Containers (re-use clean jam jars!)
- Slotted spoon
- Egg container
Measure 1/2 cup of boiled water into each container. Add 1/2 tsp of white vinegar. Then, add drops of food colouring (For lighter coloured eggs use 5 drops. For bolder coloured eggs use 15 drops).
Using a slotted spoon, gently submerge eggs in food colouring mixture. Let them sit in mixture 2-10 minutes (depending on the colour you wish to get).
Place coloured eggs in egg container to dry.
It's that simple.
MORE EGGTASTIC EASTER EGG IDEAS...
- Try double-dipping the eggs to make a colour blend.
- Use white or yellow wax crayons to colour on eggs before dipping