Old-Fashioned Egg Dye Colors


(0 votes) 0 0

There are many ways to accomplish colored Easter eggs. You can of course buy coloring kits at many stores this time of year. Here's a bit of an old fashioned method, but makes so many great colors and brings compliments to your completed Easter eggs and basket.

Shared by


  • 1/2 C. boiling water
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • Food coloring

Our Readers Also Loved


Combine boiling water, vinegar and the specified number of drops of food color to achieve desired colors. Dip hard cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes or until desired color.

For variety, try dipping the top half in one color and the bottom half in another; or leaving the egg in the dye for different lengths of time, creating different shades of a particular color. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to add or remove eggs from dye.

Following are some color combinations to create a vivid palette of colors for your Easter eggs:

Lime - 24 yellow, 4 green

Purple - 15 blue, 5 red

Cantaloupe - 24 yellow, 2 red

Jade - 17 green, 3 blue

Plum - 10 red, 4 blue

Spearmint - 12 green, 6 yellow, 2 blue

Raspberry - 14 red, 6 blue

Maize - 24 yellow, 1 red

Watermelon - 25 red, 2 blue

Teal - 15 green, 5 blue

Grape - 17 blue, 3 red

Fuchsia - 18 red, 2 blue

Orange Sunset - 17 yellow, 3 red

Jungle Green - 14 green, 6 yellow

Around The Web