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How to Color Eggs

An easy way to dye eggs.
Course Eggs, Holiday
Cuisine All-American
Keyword Easter Eggs, eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • Hard boiled eggs
  • 4- oz size canning jars
  • White vinegar or lemon juice
  • Different colors of gel coloring gel
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Paper towel


  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, pour 1-1/2 teaspoons of white vinegar or lemon juice into each canning jar.
  • Add 10 to 20 drops of gel food coloring to jars. Stir together food coloring and vinegar with a disposable wooden popsicle stick.
  • Care add one hard-boiled egg to each jar and quickly add enough boiling water to each jar to cover egg.
  • Soak the eggs in the dye for around five minutes.
  • Place the dyed eggs back in their carton, and allow them to dry completely. Dip paper towel into olive oil and rub over dyed eggs to give the eggs a shiny appearance. Keep refrigerated.