Dying Easter Eggs for Easter is so much fun especially when you use this easy method. Learn how to Dye Easter Eggs with Rice! Pretty, speckled eggs that are so easy to make when you shake rice, eggs and food dye together. The kids will making these!
It’s not Easter until you’ve dyed Easter Eggs! We showed you how to make dyed Easter Eggs without a kit using pantry staples and now we are going to teach you how to Dye Easter Eggs with Rice!
The result of using the rice and food coloring is pretty speckled colored eggs that are so pretty! It’s a great way to change up you egg dying this year for Easter.
Get creative and layer your colors to make your own unique look!
Supplies Needed to Dye Easter Eggs with Rice
- White Hard Boiled Eggs – Make sure you get white eggs when you dye them so the color turns out vibrant and pretty. Brown or other colored eggs will alter your colors.
- Raw rice – This can be either brown or white rice or any other kind it doesn’t matter which type you have in your pantry!
- Food coloring like red, blue, yellow, green and orange – We recommend using a gel food coloring as it will give you the most vibrant color for your dyed Easter Eggs.
Steps to Dye Easter Eggs
The first thing you need to do is divide rice into five different bowls about, 2 Tbsp per bowl.
Then add in about 10 drops of food coloring. If you use gel food coloring the color with more vibrant quicker than regular food coloring. We recommend using the gel food coloring to get the most vibrant color.
Mix the rice and food coloring by placing a cover on top of bowls and shake until rice is fully covered. Set aside and repeat for each color.
To dye an egg, place the egg in the cup of colored rice. Cover it and gently shake in a rolling motion. Check periodically until the desired color has been achieved. Remove it from the bowl and lay on a piece of paper towel to dry. Repeat until all eggs are dyed.
- You can also use bags to mix the rice and food coloring in instead of bowls if you find that easier.
- Always add the food coloring to the rice and mix before adding the egg.
- Make sure to be gentle when mixing the eggs and rice so they don’t crack!
- If you are having trouble getting the color to adhere to the eggs shell add a few drops of vinegar to the bag with the rice and food coloring.
- Get creative and layer your colors to make your own unique look!
- Save the egg carton and place the eggs back in it for safe storage after you are done decorating them!
- Remember to store your dyed eggs in the refrigerator if you plan on consuming them at any point. If they are out for more than 2 hours at any point discard them. Make sure your dye is food coloring if you plan on consuming them also in case the dye bleads through the shell.
- Hard boiled eggs will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. Do not peel them before you are ready to eat them as the shell protects them from bacteria.
- Did you know you can use the float test to tell if an egg is good still? Drop them in a pot of water and if it sinks you can eat it. If it floats toss it!
- Did you know you can use Ceramic Eggs with this method and get a pretty speckled egg that you can leave out for decoration at Easter time or give as gifts!
More Easter Activities!
- Did you know you can dye Easter Eggs without a kit? Learn how to dye them with pantry staples.
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- White Hard Boiled Eggs
- 10 Tbsp raw rice
- 5 colors of food coloring like red, blue, yellow, green and orange
- Divide rice into five different bowls about 2 Tbsp per bowl. Add in about 10 drops of food coloring. Place the cover on top of bowls and shake until rice is fully covered. Set aside and repeat for each color.
- To dye an egg, place the egg in the cup of colored rice. Cover it and gently shake in a rolling motion. Check periodically until the desired color has been achieved. Remove it from the bowl and lay on a piece of paper towel to dry. Repeat until all eggs are dyed.
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