How to Color Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter eggs is a favorite pastime for many Americans during the Easter holiday. Although it is the simplest thing to do, it can sometimes seem hard. If you want your Easter eggs to look just as beautiful as the ones in magazines, follow these steps.


Step 1

Place 1 dozen white eggs in a big pot and add water. Let the water boil for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Then remove the boiled eggs and let them cool off for at least 1 minute.

Step 2

Get several cups of hot water ready. You will use these to dye the eggs. Add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar into each cup, then add drops of food coloring dye. If you want lightly colored eggs, use only a little color dye. If you want a deeper and richer shade, add at least 3 to 4 food coloring packs. When finished, place the eggs in the dye and let each sit for 5 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

An alternative to buying food coloring is purchasing an egg-coloring kit that comes with several coloring tablets and decoration. "PAAS" is one of the many popular brands that sells coloring kits with additional materials, such as glitter, paint and paper egg holders. Just repeat Steps 1 and 2, but use the coloring tablets in the kit to color your eggs. After you're finished, lightly wipe off the dyed eggs and let them sit in a cool area, or refrigerate them until eaten.

Tips and Warnings

Your hands should be clean before dyeing the eggs. Make sure that the eggs were not cracked during the boiling, because you do not want any dye stains on the yolk. To make it more fun, let your child help you color the eggs and design them the way they want. Go to any craft store to get materials such as ribbons or glitter to make the eggs look cool and unique.

Things You'll Need

Egg-coloring box kit, Food dye, Eggs, Vinegar, Water

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