Rainbow Easter Eggs – Coloring Super Bright Easter Eggs the Easy Way

Rainbow Easter Eggs -Super bright Easter eggs the easy way.

I’m so excited about these Rainbow Easter Eggs! I’m also excited to show you how to color your own super bright Easter eggs like these, the easy way . It’s really quick, and there is no dipping involved! Best of all, you likely have these supplies on hand already. I love this method because the eggs look gorgeous and you can whip through a dozen in just a few minutes!

Supplies needed:

Hard boiled eggs

White vinegar

McCormick Food Color Drops – I used both the neon and traditional colors

Baking sheet lined with paper towels

Stainless steel tongs

Stainless steel colander


Step 1: Pat hardboiled eggs dry and place in colander. You can do one egg or several eggs at a time.

Step 2: Pour vinegar over egg so that it is well coated.

Rainbow Easter Eggs -Super bright Easter eggs the easy way.

Step 3: Immediately drop several drops of food coloring onto egg. Don’t give the vinegar a chance to dry.

Step 4. If needed, gently swirl egg in colander to coat.

Rainbow Easter Eggs -Super bright Easter eggs the easy way.

Step 5: For ultra vibrant eggs: Remove egg with tongs, without rinsing, and place on paper towel lined baking sheet to dry. For lighter, brighter eggs, rinse with water and place on paper towel lined baking sheet to dry.

Rainbow Easter Eggs -Super bright Easter eggs the easy way.

Important Tips

  • Protect all counter surfaces and clothing as you will be working with undiluted permanent dye.
  • If you have a white sink or light colored sink, you may want to rinse eggs over an old bowl to avoid staining.
  • Once the eggs are dry, they are safe to handle. If they become wet again, from condensation or rinsing, the dye will start to transfer. I peeled the red egg under running water with minimal dye transfer.
  • I suggest using a stainless steel colander and tongs, as dye will likely stain plastic bowls and tools.

Rainbow Easter Eggs -Super bright Easter eggs the easy way.

These eggs are so fun and colorful, I think I may start keeping them in the fridge at all times. I really like to line them up, that’s truly my favorite part.

Rainbow Easter Eggs -Super bright Easter eggs the easy way.

I had a lot of fun trying out all the colors, these were just some of my favorites. It was fun to see what different combinations I could make. Here are the colors I used for the eggs pictured.

Red: Neon Pink – no rinsing

Yellow: Yellow – no rinsing

Green – Green – no rinsing

Blue – Neon Blue – no rinsing

Purple – 1 coat of Neon Purple and 1 coat of Neon Blue – rinsed

The easiest way to color Easter eggs!


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  1. So bright and beautiful! Love this Melissa!!!
    Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home recently posted…How to Create an Easy Spring Centerpiece {On the Cheap}My Profile

  2. wow, so pretty! I never thought of putting the food coloring directly on, but they are so much more vibrant. LOVE IT!
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  3. So clever!!

  4. Gorgeous eggs! They are so strikingly beautiful…

  5. They’re so bright and colorful! Love the idea of making them in the sink. I’ve lost count how many times my kiddos have tipped the egg-dyeing cups over on the table. 🙂
    Crystal recently posted…Easter Egg Crafts: Flower Glitter Easter EggsMy Profile

  6. This is so completely brilliant! And SO much easier! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. These Easter eggs are gorgeous! I need to try this trick!
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  8. They are so bright and colorful! I love them! Thanks for sharing this tip : )

    Liz Fourez recently posted…A GIANT Surprise – New Green Giant Veggie Snack ChipsMy Profile

  9. I love how vibrant these Easter eggs are!

  10. Thanks for the great tips, these colors are awesome! 🙂
    Mackenzie 🙂

  11. Love it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  12. My eggs are always struggling in the vibrant department!! I am definitely going to have to try this! I love how bright and amazing these look! Pinned! 🙂

  13. This is how we do it and they’re beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing Melissa – your photography is gorgeous!
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  14. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of Easter egg crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/easter-egg-crafts/

    Have a great day!

  15. What fun! Love these rainbow Easter Eggs…


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