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Dying Easter Eggs with rice results in colorful speckled eggs that will make such a pretty display for Easter!
Dying Easter Eggs With Rice
Looking for an alternative to box dye kits for decorating your Easter eggs this year? We’ve got you covered!
You can use rice and food coloring to dye your eggs! It is SO easy, fun, and virtually mess-free!
- Uncooked white rice (one cup for each color or color combo)
- Boiled eggs
- Liquid food coloring
- Quart or gallon Ziploc bags
- *Bonus – this stand makes filling Ziploc bags SO easy!
For toddler parents, I recommend prepping these first 3 steps ahead of time to avoid rice spills. Trust me, you’ll be finding rice for weeks! Older kids can help prep at mom’s discretion!
1. Fill a Ziploc bag with one cup white rice (one bag per color). You can also make fun color combinations for multi-colored eggs!
2. Add 8-10 drops of food coloring to the bag. You can use more or less depending on how vibrant or pastel you want your eggs.
3. Close the bag and massage the color into the rice until it has fully absorbed.
4. Place a boiled egg in the bag and close. Here’s the fun part – shake the bag around until your egg is dyed! You can even turn this into a fun dance party with your kiddos.
5. Without opening the bag, check that your egg has reached your desired color level.
Tip: You might need to add an extra drop or two of food coloring when the egg is in the bag to freshen the color up a bit.
5. Set your eggs on a paper towel to dry. Store in the fridge.
What I love about this method is that the eggs came out of the bag nearly dry already so no drippy messes like traditional egg dye kits!
We loved this process and plan to do it for many Easters to come! Enjoy!