Easter Eggs

Follow the step-by-step instructions below for this traditional fun Easter craft. Experiment with the food colour combinations and techniques to create your own custom egg!

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All You Need

  • 0 Large eggs
  • 0 Club House Food Colour Preparation 4-Vial
  • 0 Vinegar


  1. Gently place large eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs with 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water. Cover pan and bring just to a boil, over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand about 15 minutes. (Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller.)

  2. After 15 minutes, pour off the hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water) until completely cooled. Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, 1 tsp (5 mL) vinegar and desired food colour in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat. Dip cooled hard-boiled eggs until desired shade is obtained. Place on a baking rack to dry. After colour has dried, it will not rub off.

  3. To make unique colours, combine green, yellow, red and blue using the following combinations as a guide.

  4. Drops to Achieve Colours:

  5. Orange: 14 yellow, 7 red

  6. Turquoise: 5 green, 15 blue

  7. Lime green: 2 green, 18 yellow

  8. Violet: 10 red, 10 blue

  9. Brown: 3 green, 9 yellow, 9 red

  10. Purple: 15 blue, 5 red

  11. Cantaloupe: 24 yellow, 2 red

  12. Jade: 17 green, 3 blue

  13. Plum: 10 red, 4 blue

  14. Raspberry: 14 red, 6 blue

  15. Watermelon: 25 red, 2 blue

  16. Teal: 15 green, 5 blue

  17. Fuchsia: 18 red, 2 blue

  18. Spearmint: 12 green, 6 yellow, 2 blue

  19. Maize: 24 yellow, 1 red

  20. Grape: 17 blue, 4 red

  21. Orange Sunset: 17 yellow, 3 red

  22. Jungle Green: 14 green, 6 yellow

  23. Fun Effects: Two-tone

  24. Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another.

  25. Painting eggs

  26. Mix 20 drops food color and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar in small container. Paint hard-cooked eggs with a paintbrush or cotton swab.

  27. Designing eggs

  28. Place rubber bands, stickers, or reinforcements on the egg before dyeing to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove the rubber bands, etc., to view the design.

  29. Personalize eggs

  30. Write names or draw pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing.


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