Friday, March 19, 2010

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Here's a super easy way to make eggs that look like they've been tie dyed. The key is using neon food coloring because the colors are deeper and brighter even when dried. The daughter and I made these last year.

What you need: hard boiled eggs, large metal colander, white vinegar (1/2 cup for a dozen eggs; use 1/4 on 6 eggs), McCormick NEON food coloring, water and sink

*You might not want to do this if you have a white sink that stains.*

Place 5-6 hardboiled eggs in a large metal colander...they need some room to roll around, so do smaller batches if your colander is smaller. Splash with 1/4 cup of vinegar, then put one drop of food coloring on each egg and roll the eggs a little in the colander. Let set 30 seconds, then use a second color of dye on each egg and roll. Let set 30 seconds. Repeat with a third color if you want, but any more than that and the colors get muddy. After the last color sets for 30 seconds, lightly pour water over the eggs and let drain for 2-3 minutes. Put eggs on paper towels to dry.


  1. These are gorgeous. You used food coloring out of the tube right- not an egg coloring kit? (I saw you on one pretty thing).

  2. Thanks to both of you!

    Meg, I used McCormick neon food coloring....4 small bottles packaged together. The neon comes in purple, green, blue, and pink.