Easter Egg Coloring

Follow these easy instructions for Easter egg coloring with your toddler or Kindergarten kid.

Easter egg basket

When you were a kid you probably dyed, colored, painted and decorated Easter eggs yourself. Now is the time to start again ... even if you haven't done it in decades, with our easy instructions how to dye Easter eggs, you and your toddler or Kindergarden kid can make the best eggs ever.

When coloring with the pre-made dye, you use hard-boiled eggs, that you later on can eat.

Our son loves eggs, sunny-side up, scrambled, soft-boiled or hard-boiled, it doesn't matter. He loves them all. Therefore the hardest thing when Easter egg coloring was to keep him from eating them all....

Easy Instructions How to Dye Easter Eggs

You need:

  • Egg dye
  • Eggs
  • one mug per desired color
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar per color
  • paper towel
  • oil
  • old table cloth or paper table cloth

Mixing the Colors

Put each color crystal into a separate mug, add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 cup cold water.

Blend and let settle down.

Tip: not all mugs hold 1 cup of water plus an egg, so test beforehand with clean water and a raw egg. Otherwise the colored water will spill all over your table and table cloth.

Mugs with colored water

Dyeing Easter Eggs

Hard-boil the eggs and put (them while still hot) into the different mugs.
Carefully take them out of the mugs Carefully take them out of the mugs
After 5 minutes carefully take them out of the colored water and put on paper towel to let dry.
Repeat until you have colored all your Easter eggs.
Let dry on paper towel
When all the eggs have been dried, you can polish them with a little bit of oil, so they will shine. This is a task that most little ones love to do! Make sure, they don't eat too much of the oil, though :-)
Polish with oil

That was easy, right? Your kids can help you with Easter egg coloring when they are at least 2 years of age and can handle hard-boiled eggs without breaking them. And eating own self-made dyed eggs is even more fun that just buying them at the supermarket.

You can buy the coloring kits in most supermarkets or online at Amazon.com. Just make sure, the dye is food-safe.

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