How To Dye Easter Eggs With Rice And Food Coloring
Dye your Easter Eggs with rice and food coloring and you may never color them another way again! These easy and fun hardboiled eggs come out bright, colorful and speckled!
Keyword easter eggs, hard boiled eggs
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 17minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
6-8 Plastic zipper sandwich bags
Tray or plate lined with paper towel
Food coloringprimary and neon colors both work great
Open your plastic zipper top bags, one for every color you would like to have!
Fill each bag with ½ cup of rice
Add 10-12 drops of food coloring into each bag. Choose one color per bag, or mix the colors up to see what colors you can create.
Roll the egg in a small bowl of vinegar (1/4 cup works!). This will help to set the colors on both the egg and the rice.
Add one hard-boiled egg to each bag and close bag tightly.
Add about 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to each bag. This will help to set the colors on both the egg and the rice.
Gently roll the egg around in the rice using both hands and cover the egg until colored completely. You can also gently shake the bag but make sure the bag is closed before you shake!
You may find you want more food coloring for certain colors. Simply open the bag and add a few more drops of food coloring. More food coloring will give you brighter eggs, but add food coloring a few drops at a time. A little food coloring goes a long way!
Remove each egg from bag and set on tray to dry.
Repeat this process for all remaining eggs. You can reuse used rice to color the eggs. Just add more drops of food coloring into the bag to color more eggs!
Gel food coloring also gives beautiful vibrant colors but is stronger. Add a little at a time to the bag if you use gel. You may want a spoon or straw to help stir the rice a little if you use gel food coloring.
Don't touch the eggs with wet hands! The dye will rub off on your finger when your hands are wet.
If you are making an egg with more than one color, or a rainbow egg, start with the lightest color first and work to the darkest. Wait to make multicolor eggs at the end, as the colors can start mixing sometimes!