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Dying Easter Eggs With Rice

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Looking for a new way to dye eggs this year? Try Dying Easter Eggs with Rice! This is a fun way to make create beautiful eggs that are easy and less messy. Using simple household ingredients to create beautifully speckled eggs.

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Dying Easter Eggs with Rice

It is a good bet that you already have everything you need to dye these eggs already around the house. With only a few drops of food coloring and baggies for each color, these eggs take on a completely different look than traditionally dyed eggs. After you have used the rice to dye the eggs, you can reuse the rice for sensory bins or as part of a way to display the eggs.

Fun Rice Dyed Easter Eggs

Supplies

  • Boiled eggs
  • Food coloring (primary and/or neon colors)
  • Bag of White rice
  • 6-8 Plastic zipper sandwich bags
  • Measuring cup
  • Tray or plate lined with paper towel
  • Gloves

    hard boiled eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Dry Rice

Start out by preparing your dry rice.

rice in a bowl

Fill each bag with 1/2 cup of rice and then add 10-12 drops of food coloring to the bag. Choose to add one color or use several colors to create a new color.

Add one egg to each bag and then close the bag.

egg in rice

Shake the bag or roll it around in your hands to completely color the egg. If you want a deeper color you can add more dye.

egg in a plastic bag

Take the egg out of the bag and sit it on the try to dry.

Do this with all the remaining eggs. You can reuse used rice to color the eggs. Just add more drops of food coloring into the bag to color more eggs.

Fun Rice Dyed Easter Eggs

How Long Are Hard Boiled Eggs Good?

Hard boiled eggs will last a week when stored in the refrigerator. Eggs have a longer shelf life before they are cooked. The shell becomes more porous when it has been boiled and this is why the eggs only last a week once cooked.

Can I Use Natural Dyes With This Egg Dye Method?

When you are making these rice dyed eggs, you can use traditional food coloring or you can use natural dyes. You will want to use a concentrated form of the natural dyes since the eggs do not sit in the dye like it does when you are dying eggs in a traditional way.

Fun Rice Dyed Easter Eggs

Dying Easter Eggs With Rice
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Fun Rice Dyed Easter Eggs

Looking for a new way to dye eggs this year? You have to try this Fun Rice Dyed Easter Eggs! This is a fun way to make create beautiful eggs that are easy and less messy. Using simple household ingredients to create beautifully speckled eggs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Keyword: rice dyed easter eggs
Author: Jill

Equipment

  • 6-8 Plastic zipper sandwich bags
  • Measuring cup
  • Tray or plate lined with paper towel
  • Optional: gloves

Ingredients

  • Boiled eggs
  • Food coloring primary and/or neon colors
  • Bag of White rice

Instructions

  • Open each bag. Fill each bag with ½ cup of rice.
  • Add 10-12 drops of food coloring into each bag. Choose one color per bag, or mix the colors up to see what colors you can create.
  • Add one egg to each bag. Close bag well.
  • Gently roll the egg around in the rice using both hands and cover the egg until colored completely. If you need to add more food coloring to the bag, open the bag, add desired amount of drops in. More drops = brighter color.
  • Remove each egg from bag and set on tray to dry.
  • Repeat this process for all remaining eggs. You can reuse used rice to color the eggs. Just add more drops of food coloring into the bag to color more eggs.
  • Tip: Save the colored rice for sensory play!

Dying Easter Eggs With Rice

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