DIYs for Kids

5 Food-Safe Ways to Color Easter Eggs

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In Honeysuckle Hollow, no food goes to waste! The Li’l Woodzeez are great cooks who love to share their food, and they use whatever scraps they have left in their gardens as compost. With Easter, they make no exception. Your Woodzeez friends color their eggs and eat them, too!

With these DIYs, you can color Easter eggs safely so they can be enjoyed later. While you can use raw eggs for most of them, we recommend that grown-ups hard boil the eggs first for kid-friendly handling. Young ones can then get involved in picking colors and patterns!

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1. Food Coloring Eggs

This simple method makes beautiful, solid-colored Easter eggs. For a pastel look, skip the vinegar. And for a little flair, wrap your eggs in rubber bands before soaking them in dyed water!

  • Pour half a cup of boiling water into a jar, then mix in a teaspoon of white vinegar or lemon juice and a few drops of food coloring.
  • Carefully place your eggs into the colored mixture and allow them to soak for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the eggs from the jar and place them on a cooling rack to dry completely before storing them in the fridge. Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy!

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2. Whipped Cream Eggs

Dying eggs with whipped cream gives them a dreamy, swirly look – like clouds of cotton candy! And yes – you can still eat the whipped cream when you’re done!

  • Fill a casserole dish with whipped cream, about an inch thick. Then, dot the whipped cream with food coloring.
  • Using a toothpick, spread the food coloring into the whipped cream to create swirls of color.
  • Roll each egg into the whipped cream mixture, one at a time. Once removed, allow the eggs to sit, still covered in whipped cream, for about 20 minutes.
  • Dip each egg in a bowl of water to remove the whipped cream and watch the colorful swirls appear on their shells! Carefully pat dry with a towel and store in the fridge.

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3. Rice-Dyed Eggs

This DIY creates beautifully speckled eggs with rice and food coloring. That’s it! For a multicolored look, mix different dyed rice together in the same jar.

  • Fill a jar or a cup with rice, then add in a few drops of food coloring. Cover the jar and shake to dye the rice.
  • Carefully drop an egg into the jar of rice, then shake or roll gently to cover the egg in dye.
  • Set the egg out to dry before storing it in the fridge. Repeat for each egg!

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4. Onion Skin Eggs

The Li’l Woodzeez love this all-natural Easter egg recipe! Simply boil your Easter eggs in a pot of water and onion skins to turn them red. Any type of onion works!

  • (Optional) Dampen raw eggs, then stick herbs, leaves, or flowers onto them to make pretty designs. Wrap each egg in clean nylons to secure the herbs.
  • Fill a saucepan with water and onion skins. Then, carefully place the eggs in the saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, then use a spoon to pull out the eggs and let them cool. Cut off the nylons, then remove the herbs to reveal your beautiful designs!

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5. Paper Towel Tie-Dye Eggs

Here’s an easy pattern that takes no time at all. Using only a few pantry items, you’ll have colorful and nostalgic eggs the whole family will love.

  • Tightly wrap each egg in a paper towel. Then, secure the paper towels with rubber bands or clothespins.
  • Dab 2 or 3 different food colorings onto the paper towels, making sure that you leave some white space.
  • Spray the eggs with a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar to soak the colors into the eggshells. Let the eggs sit for about a minute.
  • Remove the paper towels, and voilà! Super groovy Easter eggs. Finish by giving the eggs a few minutes to dry before storing them in the fridge.

Happy Easter! We hope you have a wonderful time coloring eggs with your loved ones and tell us all about your Easter traditions by tagging @lilwoodzeez on Instagram and Facebook.

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BONUS: Bobbleez Egg Hunt

Add a li’l something special to this year’s egg hunt with Bobbleez! These cute and collectible critters come in acorns that fit perfectly in Easter baskets.

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