How to Make Easter Egg Dye from Food

Learn how to dye Easter eggs with common pantry items like candy, Jell-O and berries.
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Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Dye Job

Experiment with ingredients in your own kitchen to create a rainbow of Easter eggs: If it's something that stains your clothes, chances are it'll work wonders on an egg!

Now & Later Candies

Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add 12 Now & Later candies, and simmer 15 minutes. Strain into a mug for dyeing.

Red Hots Candies

Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add one 7-ounce box of Red Hots candies and simmer 15 minutes. Strain into a mug for dyeing.

Jell-O

Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add 1 tablespoon of Jell-O and simmer 15 minutes. Strain into a mug for dyeing.

Blueberries

Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries and simmer 15 minutes. Strain into a mug for dyeing.

Kool-Aid

Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add 1 tablespoon of Kool-Aid and simmer 15 minutes. Strain into a mug for dyeing.

Turmeric

Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add 2 tablespoons of turmeric and simmer 15 minutes. Strain into a mug for dyeing.

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