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Easter Egg Dye with Color Chart


How to dye Easter eggs with homemade Easter egg dye. Dye Easter eggs naturally with food coloring and vinegar; includes a color chart of brilliant colors.















¼ teaspoon food coloring
¾ cup water
boiling, for each color
1 tablespoon vinegar
for each color


For each color, measure food color, water and vinegar into bowl about size of a cereal bowl. Mix well with spoon, use separate spoon for each color.

To make orange dye, mix equal amounts of red and yellow. To make purple dye, mix blue and red. To make green dye, mix blue and yellow.

Following each color listed below, you will find the number of drops of each food coloring to be added to about 2 to 4 ounces of vinegar for dipping.

Lime - 24 yellow, 4 green

Pretty Purple - 15 blue, 5 red

Cantaloupe - 24 yellow, 2 red

Jade - 17 green, 3 blue

Plum - 10 red, 4 blue

Spearmint - 12 green, 6 yellow, 2 blue

Raspberry - 14 red, 6 blue

Maize - 24 yellow, 1 red

Watermelon - 25 red, 2 blue

Teal - 15 green, 5 blue

Grape - 17 blue, 3 red

Fuchsia - 18 red, 2 blue

Orange Sunset - 17 yellow, 3 red

Jungle Mint Green - 14 green, 6 yellow

To make larger volumes, just keep the ratio the same (for example, Lime is 24 parts yellow to 4 parts green; a ratio of 6 to 1).

Easter Egg Color Chart

For more in-depth selection of colors refer to our Easter Food Coloring Chart Guide


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Buffalo, United States
 about 11 years ago

It worked and the colors were great! A simple quick recipe to try.

Arroyo Grande, United States
 about 11 years ago

Great Recipe! The colors on my Easter eggs are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the advice on the colors!!

, United States
 about 11 years ago

it worked very well and easy enough for dad tol figure out and do, haha, lol

Elizabeth, United States
 about 11 years ago

it works!!!!!!!!

 about 5 years ago

This worked great and the colors are beautiful try so much for this I really enjoyed it and so did my family

Suwanee, United States
 about 3 years ago

Why boiling water?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 193g (6.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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