By MommyMakes on March 17, 2006
Photo by Buttonbazaar
Photo by Buttonbazaar
"Don't buy the tablets, use whats in your pantry! Glitter and tie-dyed eggs too! Use in Confetti Eggs (Cascarones) to make Cascarones. Cook time is drying time. Safe and natural for those of you who eat them easter morning!"
Serving Size: 1 (247 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Wonderful! I haven't been able to find easter egg dye here in South Africa. This worked perfectly. I used brown eggs. I did not use the oil."
"Thank you for this. We used it for this Easter and I won't bohter buying again dye for eggs.I left the eggs sit for 10 min on one side,turned them and got some nice unique designs."
"We've been coloring our eggs this way for a few years now (minus the oil). My son really likes being able to make his own colors, and not be limited to the commercial shades. Made for I Recommend tag."
"This worked great for easter eggs, there were some other mixtures on the back of the box which I experimented with and will post late. Anyways, I found that 1/2 cup of water wasn't enough to cover my eggs and just added more and more drops. Also I used apple cider vinegar and it didn't distort the color."
"This recipe was excellent! It was simple and worked really well. I'll never buy one of those dye kits again. We also liked the results from adding olive oil."
"I am so glad I found this egg dye. It was so simple and easier than buying the store bought tablets."
"Awesome! I always use those dye kits but didn't have any today and wanted to do eggs with the kids. This worked so well!"
"We used the store color tablets but added the olive oil to some of the cups. Loved the effect!What a great Idea. Next year we will do this with food coloring--they make the great neon colors now! Little leery onthe glitter, especially if we plan on eating them."
"So glad to find this. I love making stuff from scratch. The color was intense and done in only 3 minutes. I was also using an old tablet of the bought stuff and it didn't do nearly as well. I agree with others though that 1/2 cup of water wasn't quite enough in the pint mason jar that I used. I'm also wondering whether the boiling water is necessary. Since I was starting with cold hard-boiled eggs it seemed a litte unsafe to warm them up again in the hot water. I may try with cold water next time or let the mixture cool entirely before using. ETA: used a half-pint (jam) jar and that worked perfect for volume. Tried with cold water and it took much longer, the color wasn't as intense and it didn't adhere uniformily. Not sure if the hot water makes the dye and the vinegar blend... if so, it might work to let the mixture cool before putting in the eggs."
"Hope people realize that glitter is not edible and you need to be careful when peeling the eggs to eat. It is very difficult to keep it out of food if you have it near it. I personally believe glitter and food is a good mixture but that is my personal opinion."
"This worked great! No need to buy tablets anymore."
"This worked great! I don't think that I'll ever buy those little kits again. I ended up using food coloring gel not drops cause that was all I had. Thank you very much!"
"Our eggs were beautiful! Thanks!"
"Thanks so much for this recipe. This receipe helps with saving money...and it's fun to do with my boys."
"This is how we always did it as kids as well. But I find that the 10 drops of a color isn't quite enough and opted for 20 like the box suggested. Its nice to be able to create your own colors though."
"Wonderfully pretty, pastel colors. I love how easy, fast & simple this is....also saved some $$$....thanks"
"I decided to try this last Easter and forgot to rate it. These were perfect. They were so bright and pretty. My father was in and even he was impressed with it. Thanks so much, I will be using this again this year."
"Great recipe and super easy to make! The kids enjoyed dipping their own eggs and the colourful hard-boiled eggs were a great addition to our Easter Breakfast. Thanks!"
"This is the method we used this year and the color just doesn't compare to the tablets. It is much much more vibrant and brighter. We were very impressed with the colors and the simplicity of it. I will use this method from now on. Thank you for making our evening a fun one....Stephanie"
"I gave this recipe 5 stars. My grammy used to make homemade easter egg dye just like this except without the olive oil. I remember as a kid watching her make this and seeing all the different colors she could make. Brings back memories. Thanks for posting a great recipe. Christine (internetnut)"