PAAS Egg Dyeing Instructions: How to Make Colorful Easter Eggs From a Kit

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PAAS Easter egg dye has been a fun, family-friendly Easter tradition since the company was founded in 1880. The egg dye is a mix of vinegar and coloring that ensures brightly colored eggs. Dyeing your Easter eggs with PAAS dye is so simple that even kids can join in on the fun. According to the PAAS website, more than 180 million eggs a year are dyed with PAAS dye.


Have your own PAAS egg dye kit and aren't sure where to start? Wondering how much vinegar to use for egg dye? Let's dive in to learn more about PAAS egg dyeing instructions.

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic cups

  • Water

  • PAAS egg dye

  • Vinegar or lemon juice

  • Hard-boiled eggs

1. Add Water

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Use cups large enough to fit your eggs without them touching the sides—we like these 18-ounce Solo cups. Fill the plastic egg dye cups with 1 cup of water each.

2. Add Acid and Egg Dye

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Place one colored PAAS dye tablet into each container. For bright, vivid-colored eggs, add 3 tbsp. vinegar to each cup. Have container. If you want your eggs to be standard colors, use lemon juice instead of vinegar.


3. Place Egg Into Dye

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Balance an egg on the wire egg dipper (if you buy a PAAS egg dye kit, these dippers come in the box), and gently place it into one of your cups full of dye, acid, and water. Leave the egg in the dye, turning occasionally, until the egg is the desired color—about five minutes is usually enough for a solid-colored egg.



The color of the egg will be determined by how long you leave it in the dye container. For lighter eggs, take it out sooner.

4. Let Eggs Dry

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Place the eggs in the holes in the kit tray to allow them to dry before handling them. Alternatively, you can let them dry in an empty egg carton. Once they're fully dry, take them out and have an Easter egg hunt with the whole family.