Colourful Easter Eggs

I find this method easier and cheaper than the store bought tablets. I also find it cleaner than some of the varieties that they sell now
(we tried the sponge ones one year… it was fun, but incredibly messy)


• hard boiled egg(s)
• vinegar (plain white)
• small bowls, cups or empty margarine containers
• water
• food colouring

Fill containers about 1/2 to 2/3 full of water. Don’t full TOO  full or when you put the eggs in it will overflow.

Add 1 tsp of vinegar (for every 1 cup – ish of water. (We don’t  need absolute measurements here, but if you’re using a litre ice cream
tub, you’ll need more vinegar than if you’re using a teacup)

Add drops of food colour until you’re happy with the colour. (I usually get happy with the colour and then add 2 more drops… I find  that tends to make the eggs the color I was originally happy with).

Put hard boiled eggs in the cups (I use a Tbsp to put them in and take them out)

Let dry. Wipe with vegetable oil (with paper towel or a rag) to make a glossier egg

NOTE: I always cover my work surface with newspaper so the dye doesn’t get on my kitchen table. If it does get on furniture, wipe it  off with a rag immediately. This goes for the store bought packages too.

Happy Easter, April.

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