Caroline Fernandez: Activity Mummy


How to Colour Easter Eggs Using Food Colouring

Great Easter Craft For Kids

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.


  • Try double-dipping the eggs to make a colour blend.
  • Use white or yellow wax crayons to colour on eggs before dipping