Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color you eggs with items you might already have at home. 

You will need

  • pots
  • eggs
  • spoon
  • measuring cup
  • water
  • container to put dye in (ex: coffee cup)
  • drying rack
  • natural materials: a few options are coffee, strawberries, and grapes.


STEP 1: Boil eggs. Once they are ready, place to the side for later.

STEP 2: Take a small amount of the natural material you chose and place it in a pot. Fill with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Turn off heat and cover for 30 minutes.

STEP 4: Remove food material and pour dye into containers. Refrigerate. When dye is cold, place hard boiled eggs into containers and soak in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The longer the eggs soak, the deeper the color.

STEP 5: Remove eggs from the dyes and place on drying rack. When dry, place eggs in refrigerator until it is time to use or hide them!

Try experimenting to create your own variations! Show us your creations by tagging the Dixon on social media or using #DixonatHome 

Click here to download to worksheet in English. 

Haga clic aquí para descargar la hoja de trabajo en español.

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Posted by Kristen Rambo at 2:51 PM
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