I’ve been dying eggs with food coloring for as long as I can remember. I think I may have used the store packets once or twice in my whole entire life. I shared here how to boil a perfect egg, so if you’re boiling and dyeing eggs, hop on over for my tips.
Now as an adult, I stick to dyeing my eggies (as my little would say) with food coloring. It’s easy and I always have it in my cupboard, so why not. Below I’m going to share with you how to dye white and brown eggs but the color of your eggs depends on how long you leave them in and also what type of egg you use.
How To Dye White & Brown Easter Eggs
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 20 drops of food coloring
Cover your area with newspaper.
Place the first 3 ingredients in a mug (you’ll need a good size mug) drop your egg. Do this step for each separate color you’ll be using.
I used a whisk for dipping my eggs. Place the egg inside the whisk and let it soak in the food coloring. It just makes for easy placing and removing of the egg.
White eggs: Leave in for about 8 minutes and voila they’re ready.
Brown eggs: I love the deep rich colors of brown eggs. Leave in for about 15 minutes. Colors like yellow are pretty much pointless to even try on brown eggs. The purple at the end in the image above has more of a black look to it so I’d say that color didn’t quite take unless you want black. I also tried dying some eggs blue and it wouldn’t take with 20 drops.
Just remember the longer you leave them in the darker and more vibrant the colors turn.