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How to Make Easter Eggs

Dyeing Easter eggs is a holiday tradition. Here are dye formulas, natural egg dye ideas, and dye-free ways to celebrate Easter. Bonus: If you need a refresher on how to boil an egg, you've come to the right place.

A good soak in some dye -- whether made with food coloring and vinegar or with natural colors from fruits and vegetables -- transforms a carton of eggs into an Easter-basket-worthy collection. Here are our best tips for making Easter eggs.

How to Hard-Boil Eggs

Step one in any great Easter egg session is to boil your eggs. Pick good ones:

  • No cracks
  • Odor-free
  • Used within 5 weeks from purchase

Then get boiling:

  • Arrange eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan (this limits eggs knocking into each other).
  • Cover with cold water until the water stands 1 inch above the eggs.
  • Heat the saucepan over high heat just until the water comes to a rapid boil. Remove from heat.
  • Cover the saucepan and let it stand for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the eggs, then place them in a bowl of ice water until they cool.

Watch: Our Egg-Boiling Tips In Action

How to Dye Easter Eggs

For each color you'd like to create:

  • Add 1/2 cup hot water to a small jar.
  • Add 1 teaspoon white vinegar.
  • Add drops of food coloring to get desired shade (more drops = deeper hue).
  • Stir with a wooden pop stick to combine.
  • Using a spoon, slide one egg into the jar.
  • Allow the egg to soak until it's your desired color.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and let dry.

20+ Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

To achieve the look at left, drizzle rubber cement onto undyed egg; let dry. Dip egg in one dye, dry, and gently peel off rubber cement. Repeat for as many color swirls as you'd like.

Watch: Our Rubber Cement Egg-Dyeing Technique in Action

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Natural Dye

When you'd prefer to turn to nature for color, we have some suggestions. The basic formula involves water, white vinegar, and potent fruits or vegetables, such as beets or red onions. Here are some ideas:

  • Orange: Simmer the skins of 6 yellow onions in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 teaspoons white vinegar.
  • Pink: Toss 1 chopped medium beet into 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons white vinegar and let cool to room temperature. Remove beets.
  • Blue: Toss 1/4 head of chopped red cabbage into 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons white vinegar and let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage.

All our natural dye formulas: yellow, lavender, and more!

Watch: Our Natural Egg-Dyeing Technique in Action

How to Make Easter Eggs Without Dye

Keep your egg crafting tidier by skipping the dye techniques. White eggs look gorgeous with washi tape, temporary tattos, and stickers, and they also serve as a fresh canvas for permanent-marker doodles.

Other no-dye Easter egg ideas:

  • Swirl on paint with a paintbrush.
  • Hot-glue on feathers or buttons.
  • Use double-sided adhesive to attach fabric strips.
  • Sprinkle on glitter.

See our no-dye Easter eggs.

Bonus: How to Make an Easter Basket

Easter is the one time it's OK to put all your eggs in one basket. Pretty baskets are available for sale, or you can make one yourself starting with a basic basket and decorating with buttons, ribbons, and paint.

Want a nontraditional basket? Consider putting eggs in:

  • Cute kids' rain boots
  • Decorative tins
  • Plastic tubs
  • An upside-down straw hat
  • Clear ziplock bags

Great DIY Easter Baskets

What -- other than eggs -- to put in an Easter basket.

Watch: Our Favorite Way to Improve a Purchased Basket


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