Dye Easter Eggs with Rice
Dying Easter Eggs is a fun tradition, but it can be messy! I love this easy technique that creates beautiful, speckled eggs with very little mess! Here’s how we dye Easter Eggs with rice!
With Easter coming up in less than a week, our little bunny is getting excited! She loves Easter because it means visiting Aunt Jill, Uncle Ed, and most importantly, their dog Buddy! We go to church, hunt for eggs left by the Easter Bunny, have a big family supper and of course, we eat too much candy and backed goods! Avery loves helping with the preparations including baking and coloring eggs! This year we wanted to try something different, and dye Easter eggs with rice!
It was fun, easy, there was very minimal mess (a drop of food coloring ended up on the counter, and Avery’s sleeve ended up in that drop of food coloring) and the eggs look beautiful!For this project you will need:
- Hard boiled eggs
- uncooked rice
- food coloring
- large plastic bags (we used gallon size) or containers with lids
Step 1: Pour about a cup of rice into the bag
Step 2: Add a few drops of food coloring (more drops=darker color fewer drops=lighter color)
Step 3: Shake the bag a bit to spread the color around the rice
Step 4: Add your egg
Step 5: SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!You can follow the steps above to make other colors, and continue layering the color on your eggs if you want multi-colored eggs!
Let the eggs dry for a few minutes, and then, using a dry paper towel, gently wipe off any rice that stuck to the eggs.
Aren’t the beautiful!? We had a blast making these pretty pastel eggs, and plan to make more!! These Easter eggs were simple to make, and Avery loved that she needed only a little bit of help to create them (I added the food coloring to the rice, because…you know…I didn’t want my kid to looks like an Easter egg!)
And, don’t be so quick to throw out that dyed rice! I have another fun DIY project coming soon that used rainbow dyed rice!! What do you think? Would you dye Easter eggs with rice? Do you have any creative egg dyeing techniques? Share them in the comments!