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How to dye easter eggs with food coloring

colored easter eggs
It's possible to buy special kits to dye eggs for easter but here is a very simple method that produces beautiful eggs and works with standard liquid food coloring from the supermarket.

For best results I recommend to use white eggs.
  1. Hard boil the eggs.
  2. Prepare a solution to dip the eggs into: Fill into a large glass bowl or old pickle jar 1/4 liter of water, 1 table spoon of vinegar (5%), 8 drops of food coloring. Note that food coloring stains cloth, tables and kitchen counters. It's a good idea to put a news paper on the table to protect it.
  3. Set the eggs into the prepared dye solution and let them dye for 1-4 hours dependent on how strong you want the colors to be.
  4. Prepare a large bowl with crumpled up news paper. This is to dry the eggs.
  5. Take the eggs out of the jars with a large table spoon and set them on to the crumpled up news paper to let them dry.
  6. Boiled eggs must be stored in the fridge and they keep for a week and probably longer (I have not tested how long they keep).

Enjoy your bright colored eggs.

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