Easter Eggs

Follow the step-by-step instructions below for this traditional fun Easter craft. Experiment with the food colour combinations and techniques to create your own custom egg!


  • 1 Gently place large eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs with 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water. Cover pan and bring just to a boil, over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand about 15 minutes. (Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller.)
  • 2 After 15 minutes, pour off the hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water) until completely cooled. Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, 1 tsp (5 mL) vinegar and desired food colour in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat. Dip cooled hard-boiled eggs until desired shade is obtained. Place on a baking rack to dry. After colour has dried, it will not rub off.
  • 3 To make unique colours, combine green, yellow, red and blue using the following combinations as a guide.
    Orange: 14 yellow, 7 red
    Lime green: 2 green, 18 yellow
    Turquoise: 5 green, 15 blue
    Violet: 10 red, 10 blue
    Brown: 3 green, 9 yellow, 9 red
    Purple: 15 blue, 5 red
    Cantaloupe: 24 yellow, 2 red
    Jade: 17 green, 3 blue
    Plum: 10 red, 4 blue
    Raspberry: 14 red, 6 blue
    Watermelon: 25 red, 2 blue
    Teal: 15 green, 5 blue
    Fuchsia: 18 red, 2 blue
    Spearmint: 12 green, 6 yellow, 2 blue
    Maize: 24 yellow, 1 red
    Grape: 17 blue, 4 red
    Orange Sunset: 17 yellow, 3 red
    Jungle Green: 14 green, 6 yellow
  • 4 Fun Effects:
    oTwo-tone: Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another.
    oPainting eggs: Mix 20 drops food color and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar in small container. Paint hard-cooked eggs with a paintbrush or cotton swab.
    oDesigning eggs: Place rubber bands, stickers, or reinforcements on the egg before dyeing to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove the rubber bands, etc., to view the design.
    oPersonalize eggs: Write names or draw pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing.


(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.