Look No Further: The Easter Egg Dye Recipe You Need

Apr 13, 2022 - In the News, Foster Care and Adoption


With warmer days and more sunlight, springtime is full of activities families and children can do together. Celebrating Easter as a family is usually one of the highlights. At PCHAS, we encourage foster and adoptive families to make holidays and everyday moments special because kids deserve a childhood full of memories, and they deserve the chance to experience “normalcy.” Normalcy probably isn’t a word you use often, but you can see what we mean in our article, “The Gift of Normalcy.”

Thinking back to your own Easter traditions, there’s a good chance your memories include sitting around a table dyeing Easter Eggs. We encourage you to keep the tradition alive! Here’s a simple recipe for Easter Egg Dye using materials you probably have at your house.


  • 1 dozen (or more) eggs
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • Food coloring (the more the better!)


  1. Set eggs out of the refrigerator until they are at room temperature. Boil water (roughly 4-5 cups). Add eggs to water for 15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes, move eggs into a bowl filled with ice water.
  3. Put 1 tsp of white vinegar in a cup.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of the remaining boiling water into the cup.
  5. Squeeze in the food coloring.
  6. Place eggs in dye and wait five minutes.
  7. Take eggs out of the dye and let them dry.

Pro tip: To get more creative, use crayons to create designs or write on your egg. Dip in multiple colors to make your eggs even more colorful.

We hope your Easter season is full of special moments that will make great memories. There’s a huge need for families who can offer children in foster care the same opportunity. To learn more about how you can become the safe, loving family they need, contact us at 512-212-5700 or fosteradopt@pchas.org or Join An Online Info Session.

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