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7 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs (Without Making a Trip to the Store)

7 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs (Without Making a Trip to the Store)
Happy Easter Easter is right around the corner and if you’re like most, the last thing you need is another errand to run. But if your kids are DYEING to color Easter eggs here are a few non-toxic ways to dye your eggs that you’ll probably already have at home!
  1. Beets
    • Boil 4 cups of water.
    • Peel and chop 6 beets into chunks and add to boiling water.
    • Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to the boiling beet/water mixture. Simmer for 25-30 minutes.
    • Remove the beets with a slotted spoon (or pour through a strainer), leaving just the dyed water.
    • Dunk your eggs in the mixture. The longer they sit—the deeper the color.
  2. Coffee
    • Combine 1 ½ cups of coffee grounds and 3 cups hot water.
    • Submerge your eggs and let sit for 5-24 hours, depending on desired color.
  3. Blueberries
    • Combine 1 cup of fresh blueberries and 1 cup of water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and let cool.
    • Strain the blueberry mixture, discarding the solids.
    • Dunk your egg in white vinegar to make sure the blueberry dye adheres to the egg.
    • Submerge your egg and let sit for 10 minutes – 1 hour.
  4. Kool-Aid
    • Combine ¾ cup of cold water and 1 packet of Kool-Aid. Stir until dissolved. Pour mixture into dyeing cups or bowls.
    • Dunk your hard-boiled eggs into your dye cups. Turn your egg after a minute or so.
    • Leave in dye for at least 3-4 minutes, depending on desired color.
    • Carefully lift egg out of dye and place on rack to dry.
  5. Jell-O
    • Combine 1 package Jell-O, 2 cups water, and 2 tablespoons white vinegar in saucepan.
    • Heat on stove till Jell-O dissolves. Pour mixture into dye cups.
    • For multiple colors, warm up a big batch of water & vinegar and pour into separate bowls. You could then add several tablespoons of various colors to each bowl.
  6. Food Coloring
    • Combine 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 20 drops of food coloring, and ½ cup of boiling water. Let mixture cool.
    • Dip and dye your hard-boiled eggs!
  7. Turmeric
    • Combine 2 cups water, 3 tablespoons ground Turmeric, and 3 tablespoons white vinegar. Stir well and let cool.
    • Add eggs to the mixture and let them set (fully submerged) overnight.
From our First United Bank family, to yours, we wish you a Happy Easter!