I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by! Easter is this weekend and I have NOTHING. It’s also spring break so my kids are anxious to do crafts and stay active. Since I don’t have any egg dye kits around but I DO have a GAZILLION shades of food dye we can still dye eggs.
This works on shells AND on egg whites (so safe to eat). I TRIED the spiderweb look, cracking the egg shells and dying them, but it was a TOTAL FAIL, I’ll keep trying though… The strength of the color depends on how much dye you use. You can use grocery store liquid dye, but it will be hard to get nice dark shades! While with Gel dye a little goes a long way. You can use just a drop or two for really bright colors use a few more!
dye eggs with food coloring
- 3/4 C HOT water
- 1/4 C vinegar
- 3 drops gel food dye - various colors
- 18 hard boiled eggs
- These measurements are for EACH cup
- mix all three ingredients in a cup or mug
- place egg in the mug, for lighter colors take out sooner, for darker shades leave in longer
- Leave in a little longer than normal, you'l get a nice dark egg color, and pull out and peel!
GAH, you can see the spider web look was a TOTAL FAIL!!! Not a single egg out of a dozen worked! ONE yellow SLIGHTLY worked! Some were completely white, some where half dyed, it was a mess. I’m not sure what I did wrong, do any of YOU have any suggestions for me???
In the mean time I still want some color on my egg whites, SO I placed the unpeeled eggs in the dye. It worked BRILLIANTLY, seriously GORGEOUS! I love how bright they turned out! Perfect for the Spicy Deviled Egg recipe!
I STILL think it would have looked great with a spiderweb look too… But at the end of the day they were pretty and tasted good, so not much else matters.