Decorating eggs might just be the best part of Easter and dyeing a rainbow of speckled Easter eggs makes me smile so wide!
Brights, pastels, neons – all of the colours of the rainbow look wonderful with this speckled egg dying technique.
And dyeing Easter eggs with the kids has never been simpler! This is one technique that even young children can be hands-on in helping with.
What’s the secret, speckling ingredient? It’s rice!
Dyeing Easter Eggs with Rice
You will need:
- Boiled eggs
- Liquid food dye in your choice of colours – rainbow colours and neon colours look great
- 1/2 cup of uncooked white rice per colour
- 1 plastic zipper sandwich bag per colour
- Measuring cup
- Tray or plate lined with paper towel
- Optional: gloves
1. Open each bag and add ½ cup of uncooked rice.
2. Add 10-12 drops of food dye into each bag. Choose one colour per bag, or mix the colours to see what colours you can create.
3. Place one boiled egg into the bag. Seal the bag securely.
4. Using your hands, roll the egg around in the rice until it is coloured completely.
If you would like a brighter colour, open the bag and add more food dye before re-sealing and rolling the egg around in the rice again. More dye = brighter color.
5. Remove each egg from its bag and set on paper towel lined tray to dry.
6. Repeat for all remaining eggs. You can re-use the rice to colour further eggs. Just add more drops of food coloring into the bag as necessary.
You can even use one bag of rice for a few different colours, if you plan carefully. For example, start with yellow food colouring and dye your yellow eggs, then add a few drops of red to create your orange eggs and then add more red for a deeper orange – right through to full red.