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Egg Dying Tutorial

Here is Dakar we don't have those nifty little egg dying kits so we made our own yesterday and I thought I would share for all those other expat mommies! Or those of you in the states who want to save a few dollars and use what you have in your pantry!

What you need:


  • eggs (preferably white- I finally found some last minute yesterday)
  • food coloring
  • white vinegar
  • old wire hanger
  • 3 or 4 small bowls (depending on how many colors you want to make)
  • optional washi tape for making stripes and glitter


Formula for each bowl:


  • 25 drops of food coloring (I used 12 drops of yellow and 12 drops of blue to make the green)
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water (room temperature)


To Make the wire egg dipper:

I took an old wire pant hanger that I had and removed the cardboard.  This particular one was great because the wire wasn't connected on the bottom so I could easily bent it around to make a circle for the egg to rest in. I think even using tongs or any study wire you have lying around would work as well.  

The rest is easy and I'm sure you know the rules: The longer you leave them in the darker the color.  I even tried an ombre pink egg!  I dipped it in the red dye halfway down for a good three minutes then took it out and flipped it.  I then dipped the other side several times at different places on the egg and for a shorter time!  The babes and I even dipped them in glitter!

We even put washi tape to good use taping a stripe around the egg then dropping it in the blue, removing the tape after it dried then dipping it in the red to add some purple and pink! XO

Reader Comments (3)

So pretty!

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Dunn

Glitter! So sweet. Happy Easter!

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAleah and Nick

Lovely! I hope you are doing well. I love seeing your photos on Facebook.

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