How To Decorate Easter Eggs

2 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

We loved decorating Easter eggs as kids. We still do! We don't use the fizzy tablets we bought in kits anymore, though. We figured out how to make our own Easter egg dyes using food coloring! And we decorate them with crayons! (
This is a really fun and easy way to dye eggs and you probably have everything you need already in your kitchen!
To make the dye, we mix food coloring with vinegar. We love using food coloring because we can create new colors by mixing two together. Get our recipe for Easter Egg dye at http://runningwithsisters.com/how-to-dye-and-decorate-easter-eggs/.
This is yet another great DIY for your bottle cap collection, too. Use them to dry your Easter eggs on!
Set each dyed egg on a bottle cap! They fit perfectly and the bottle cap doesn't leave any marks on your egg.
To decorate the eggs, we like to draw on them with good old crayons! Then we dye them in a second color.
When you remove the crayon, the color underneath shows through. Like magic! To see all the steps, including how we removed the crayon, check out the complete how-to on our blog http://runningwithsisters.com/how-to-dye-and-decorate-easter-eggs/
We'd love to hear how you like to decorate eggs. Got any great tips? Please share them and leave a comment!
Happy Easter,
Jennifer & Kitty, The O'Neil Sisters

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Crayola Crayons Tuck Box, 32 Classic Crayola Colors Bold Bright Colors,...
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  • Karen Orr
    on Mar 6, 2016

    Can you dye eggs like this that are NOT hard boiled ? Ie: put raw eggs, after dying, back in refer. and use as usual ?

    • Grammy
      on Apr 20, 2019

      If the eggs are organic and not washed, many people don’t refrigerate their eggs. I didn’t when we farmed years ago, nothing ever happened that made us sick and we were a family of 5,so we used them up fairly fast.

  • Sandy King
    on Mar 6, 2016

    What is the ratio of vinegar to the food coloring. I remember doing this as a kid long before the "tablets" that became popular in the last 40 yrs. Do you dye the eggs while they are still hot/warm from having hardboiled them?

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      on Mar 7, 2016

      Sandy, that's such a great question! And thanks for writing in, Ruth! Your recipe sounds similar to ours. We had the best results with: 1/2 cup room temperature water, 3 tablespoons white vinegar, and 20 drops of food coloring. If it helps, we have the recipe along with lots of extra tips and tricks on our blog, RunningWithSisters.com. We even have a complete video you can watch that shows what you need and all the steps. Such a fun project!

  • Melanie Harrison
    on Mar 7, 2016

    What is the best way to get hard water stains off where faucet goes into granite in a bathroom? My son will not clean this off in his bath and I have not found a solution yet. Thanks for any suggestions!

    • Hef2689713
      on Mar 8, 2016

      Preferred method is to use distilled white vinegar. Soak a rag, such as the old tee shirt. Be careful not to leave the soaked cloth on the faucet too long, as it may corrode the finish of the faucet.

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  • Jill Ron Pike
    on Jul 1, 2016

    I like the tip of using bottle caps as egg stands. I now use the plastic ones and they work very well.

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      on Jul 2, 2016

      Thanks, Jill! We'll have to try it with plastic ones. We have lots of those in the recycle bin just waiting for a job!

  • Virginia
    on Apr 6, 2019

    Can’t wait to dye the EASTER 🐣 EGGS 🥚 WITH TH THE KIDDOS THIS EASTER WEEKEND.....ITS AN ANNUAL TRADITION WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR OVER 38 YEARS...WE ALSO BAKE OUR EASTER TREATS ~ OUR BIRDS NEST CUPCAKES, OUR EASTER BUNNY CAKE, OUR BUNNY BREAD & DIP,

    WE HAVE LOTS OF FUN!🐣🐰🐣🙏💞🙏

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