How can you dye an Easter egg purple and get a true color?

Lynne Church
by Lynne Church

I have tried many ways to get beautiful light purple eggs for Easter, but they always come out with red and blue blotches. What am I doing wrong?

  5 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Apr 10, 2019

    Lynne...Rather than dye you can try painting with Elmers glue and food coloring using red and blue for purple. I have not done it on eggs but it is inexpensive and wouldn't hurt to try. Use some glue on a plate and dip toothpick in each color (only need a little) then stir with the toothpick until no white shows and color is what you want. Use a sponge brush. I do this to clear glass and as you brush the paint will streak but when it dries it is beautiful. Since I have suggested this to you I may attempt myself. Hope it works for you!

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Apr 10, 2019

    Hi Lynne, sorry you are having problems dying your purple eggs. Be sure your colors are mixed really well and you may want to start with hot water. Hope this will help you. Happy Easter. How to Dye Eggs Purple With Food Coloring

    1. Pour 1 cup water into container.
    2. Create purple dye by adding drops of red and blue food coloring to vinegar mixture. ...
    3. Place hard-boiled egg into purple dye using spoon. ...
    4. Use the spoon to remove the egg after it is has reached the desired hue.

    How to Dye Eggs Purple With Food Coloring | eHow

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 10, 2019

    Hi Lynne. You could try putting both red and blue tablets in a cup with water and vinegar. Once the tablets are dissolved, add a couple drops of both red and blue food dye. The final result will depend on how long you leave the egg in the solution. Good luck with this project.

  • Linda Lavine Linda Lavine on Apr 12, 2019

    I suggest u paint with non-toxic watercolor paints

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 13, 2024

    Red + Blue makes purple. Dissolve the red and blue tablets in the same container with vinegar, you can then adjust the shade of purple with the same colors of food coloring, start with just 1 drop of each of the food coloring.