For our family, there’s no better way to welcome Easter than by dyeing eggs in all sorts of wonderful colors. We’ll show you how incredibly easy it is to create the perfect, custom eggs.


  • Heat-resistant bowls or cups (we used glass drinking cups)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Heat-resistant tongs
  • Hard boiled eggs (like our Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs)
  • White crayon (optional)


Place 1 teaspoon vinegar in each bowl or cup. Add food coloring according to chart below:

  • Red – 20 drops
  • Orange – 17 drops yellow + 3 drops red
  • Yellow – 20 drops
  • Green – 20 drops
  • Blue – 20 drops
  • Purple – 5 drops red + 15 drops blue

Add hot water to cups, ensuring not to fill to the top. Using tongs, carefully drop egg, one at a time, into each cup of dye. If desired, draw decorative design onto egg with white crayon prior to placing into dye. Leave egg in dye until desired color has been reached:

  • Lighter – 5 minutes
  • Darker – 10 minutes

Remove egg from dye using tongs and transfer to dish towel. Let dry and cool completely.


ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Make your own color combinations by mixing together two different shades of dye. However, to avoid muddy hues, be sure to use similar colors of dye.