Homestead Eggs

Coloring Eggs

Food coloring, natural colors, commercial easter dyes, andd water based felt pens can be used for coloring eggs.

To color eggs with food coloring, follow the method and chart below to obtain the desired color.

Method: add 1 teaspoon vinegar and food coloring ( as desired or following chart below) to 1/2 cup boiling water. Dip hard-cooked eggs until desired color is obtained. Remove egg and place on a wire rack to dry. After color has dried, it will not rub off.

Desired color Green Yellow Red Blue
Teal 15 drops

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5 drops
Lime 4 drops 24 drops

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Orange

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17 drops 3 drops

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Fuchsia

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18 drops 2 drops
Purple

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5 drops   15 drops
Spearmint 12 drops 6 drops

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2 drops

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