Posts on this blog contain affiliate links to the products mentioned for your convenience.
Happy Easter! Is your family dying eggs this year? I know there are a lot of fancy kits and other methods available, but this is the classic method we always seem to go back to using. I learned how to dye Easter eggs with vinegar and food coloring when I was a little girl, and I think I’ve done it this way almost every year since.
I like that I don’t have to buy anything special, we can just use things we already have around the house. Plus, it’s easy enough that the older kids can even do it themselves. They take a lot of pride in the designs they create.
How to Dye Easter Eggs With Vinegar
You will need:
- Boiling Water
- White Vinegar
- Food coloring (we like to use neon food coloring)
- A small bowl for each color
- A spoon for each color
- A white crayon
- Hard boil one dozen eggs and allow them to cool.
- Draw designs on your eggs with a white crayon. They will be visible after you put the eggs in the dye.
- Fill each small bowl with about half a cup of very hot water.
- Add about 1 tbs of white vinegar to each bowl.
- Add 5 drops of your desired food coloring.
- Use a spoon to dip each egg in the colors.
- Let the kids experiment with designs or mixing primary colors to create secondary colors, like using a few drops of red and blue to make purple.
- Enjoy your eggs!
Nick doesn’t like to dye eggs because the smells of both vinegar and hard boiled eggs bother his sensory concerns, but the girls and I had a great time using this tradition to make a fun holiday memory.
If you try it, let me know! And if you liked this post don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest.
If you liked this post, you may also like: