Awesome Easter Egg Coloring Ideas

Last minute rush to get those eggs colored in time for your hunt? We’ve got you covered with these cool coloring ideas.

Say It Colorfully

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Spread Easter cheer with with food color and a paint brush. Here’s how: Mix 5 drops of yellow food color with 1 teaspoon vinegar and 1/2 cup hot water. Place egg in mixture for 5 minutes. Pat dry. Place a few drops of red and blue food color in separate, small bowls. Dip paint brush in desired color, then pat on paper towel to remove excess food color. Decorate eggs with festive words and designs. Whatever words and designs you desire.

Watercolor Waves

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Give your Easter eggs a pretty watercolor effect for a fun, colorful twist on the holiday classic. Here’s how to do it: Mix 1 tablespoon each water and vinegar. Add a few drops desired food color. Place egg in shallow bowl then drizzle color over the egg, creating an abstract squiggle design. Remove excess food color from bowl with paper towel. Repeat the process with as many colors as you like.

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Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food color in a shallow bowl to achieve desired colors. (Use shallow bowls so that the depth of the dye only reaches halfway on the egg.) Repeat for each color. Holding egg lengthwise, dip the egg into the dye for 5 minutes. You need to hold the egg up so that only the bottom half remains in the dye. Remove egg from dye and dry on paper towels. Dip undyed half of egg in second color, repeating the process so that only the undyed half is in the dye. As a variation, you can also leave a band of undyed white around the middle of the egg.

Marbleized Easter Eggs

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Mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 to 8 drops food color in shallow bowl. Repeat if second color is desired. Make sure to agitate mixture with fork or small whisk so oil droplets are small. Gently roll egg in one color for 30 seconds or until the egg is the desired shade. Transfer the egg to second color and repeat the process. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow eggs to dry. Wipe away excess oil with a paper towel.

Painted Easter Eggs

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 Mix 1/2 teaspoon vinegar and drops of food color in a small container to achieve desired color. Repeat for each color. Paint hard-cooked eggs with small paintbrush or cotton swabs. Allow eggs to dry.

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