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Make Vibrant Easter Eggs With These Tips

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Are you wondering how to make vibrant Easter eggs? May of the Easter egg kits and tutorials I see result in soft pastel colors. And, while those are very pretty, sometimes I want something bright and vibrant instead.

Make Vibrant Easter Eggs With These Tips

Make Vibrant Easter Eggs

So, how do you make vibrant Easter eggs? The secret is in the amount of food coloring you use. Many people use the Easter egg dye kits from the store. Those kits contain only a specific amount of dye. So, you cannot easily make your eggs more brightly colored with the kits.

But, if you follow this simple process, your eggs will have a much darker and more vibrant color than you’ve seen in the past. It’s not difficult and it requires only a few simple things to get started.

Make Vibrant Easter Eggs With These Tips

Does adding more vinegar make Easter eggs brighter?

No. Adding more vinegar will not make vibrant Easter eggs. A teaspoon of vinegar per half cup of water will give you the traditional smooth soft colors. However, if you use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water you should see brighter colors. Be aware that using more vinegar can cause a bit of bubbling on the eggs so you may not get as complete coverage. So, experiment until you find the best results.

Can I use apple cider vinegar to dye eggs?

So, if you want to make vibrant Easter eggs, it’s best to use white vinegar. While you can use apple cider vinegar, the color of the vinegar will have an impact on the final color of your Easter egg. Using apple cider vinegar won’t give you bright, vibrant colors.

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What does vinegar do to an egg?

Have you ever wondered why you need to use vinegar when you dye an egg? Vinegar starts to break down the outer shell of the egg. When that happens, the color can more easily get into the eggshell which results in the color change.

How do you make Easter eggs more colorful?

So, if you’re wondering how to make vibrant Easter eggs, this is what you will need.

Make Vibrant Easter Eggs With These Tips

Making vibrant Easter eggs

  • Fill each plastic cup with half distilled white vinegar and half water. 
  • Add 20 drops of food-safe coloring to each cup.
  • Place a hard-boiled white egg in each cup.
  • Allow the egg to sit in the dye for 10 minutes.
  • Turn regularly to help the dye color the egg evenly.

So, when it comes to how to make vibrant Easter eggs, the key is to use more vinegar, more dye, and allow your eggs to sit in the solution for more time. Adjust this process until your Easter eggs are as bright and vibrant as you want them to be.

a brightly colored egg in a cup of dye

Related reading

So, if you enjoyed this post on coloring eggs, you might want to read a few of these Easter articles.

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