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Homemade Easter Egg Dye

Creating homemade Easter egg dye is easier than you think. Here you'll find a list of items needed and most of them you probably have in your kitchen right now!

The items are listed by the colors they produce. You'll also find instructions on how to color Easter eggs.

Homemade Easter Egg Dye

Pink or Red Eggs

  • Cranberries
  • Raspberries
  • Beets or Canned Beet Juice
  • Pomegranate juice

Orange Egg Dye

  • Carrots
  • Paprika
  • Tomato Paste

Yellow Homemade Egg Dye

  • Turmeric Spice
  • Ground Cumin
  • Orange Peels

Green Egg Dye

  • Spinach Leaves

Natural Blue Dye

  • Canned Blueberries
  • Purple Grape Juice

Violet/Purple Egg Dye

  • Red Wine
  • Red Grape Juice

Brown Homemade Easter Dye

  • Coffee
Coloring Easter eggs is an Easter tradition.

Why do we color Easter eggs? The egg is a symbol of fertility and rebirth, a powerful symbol of Easter. We color Easter eggs to signify the colors of spring.

Typically, Coloring Easter eggs is done the day before Easter.

An Easter egg coloring party is a fun thing to do with family and friends and the eggs make great additions to your other Easter basket ideas.

If you enjoy homemade treats, add homemade Easter peeps to your Easter holiday fun and try our other delicious homemade Easter candies!


How to Color Easter Eggs:

Place the eggs in a saucepan add just enough water to cover the eggs.

Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and the dying material. Bring to a boil then reduce and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, if they are not dark enough, simply allow the to stand the the dye water a little longer.

Place in a rack to dry and enjoy as part of your Easter breakfast and Easter egg hunt games.

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