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

Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
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  • Karen Orr Karen Orr on Mar 06, 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 ?

  • Sandy King Sandy King on Mar 06, 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?

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  • Jill Ron Pike Jill Ron Pike on Jul 01, 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 Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil on Jul 02, 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 Virginia on Apr 06, 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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