DIY Easter Egg Dye

Dyed Easter Eggs

Happy Easter for all who celebrate! I hope your day was wonderful with all your friends and family. Today there all many traditions that families have but the most popular would probably be dying eggs. I remember when I was younger, my mom and sisters would always go to my grandma’s house and dye eggs, make chocolate eggs and have an Easter egg hunt in the backyard. It was always so much fun and we never bought the dye from the store in the packages, we always made our own! It’s really easy all you’ll need is water, vinegar and food coloring, let’s take a look at the measurements needed.

 

 

Ingredients:

   1 cup of water

   3 tablespoons vinegar (apple cider or white)

   Food coloring

Directions:

  • Pour water and vinegar into cup or bowl and mix well.
  • Add desired amount of food coloring into each cup.

    Dying eggs with a whisk

  • Mix until color blends with water and begin dying eggs.

I don’t use vinegar a lot so I didn’t think I was going to be able to make the egg dye but I did have apple cider vinegar. After looking around online I found out you don’t need to use white vinegar, so I was happy! I had also seen on Pinterest earlier in the week that you could use a whisk to dye your eggs. This can help so little ones don’t crack the shell and its also easier for smaller hands to handle. 🙂

Did you know that I used coconut oil to help boil my eggs? Coconut oil is great to add to almost boiling water when making pasta because it helps the noodles to not stick to each other. I added a tablespoon of Kelapo Coconut Oil to my pot of water before it began boiling and than boiled eggs as normal, high heat for about 10 minutes. I must say that when we decided to eat our hard boiled eggs this afternoon the shells came off so easily! There was no picking at little pieces, the shell just slid off like nothing! I was impressed.

 Overall, I had a great Easter! What Easter traditions do you have with your family?

-Lani

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1 Comment

  1. Rich
    April 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    This is artistic as fudge, yo!

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