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How to Make Rice Dyed Easter Eggs (Step by Step)

How to Make Rice Dyed Easter Eggs (Step by Step)



In this tutorial, I’m showing you my step by step guide on how to make rice dyed Easter eggs.. so easy and fun to make with the kids!

Easter is right around the corner, and once again, this year’s Easter will be different than those of years past. COVID is still looming and large family gatherings are still advised against. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Easter and have an incredible time with your family! It just means you have to get a little creative in how you celebrate.

Crafting, baking and decorating are all things every one of us can do to get in the Easter spirit. Don’t you agree??

how to make rice dyed Easter eggs

Dying Easter eggs is one of my favorite Easter traditions. I have so many great memories of coloring eggs around the table with my kids. When they were little, most of the eggs ended up a mess of brownish color, not the prettiest, but the smiles on their faces made up for the awkwardly colored eggs! Having fun and being together with family is all that really matters.

Of course, the perfectionist crafter inside of me tried to think of new ways to dye eggs, making them both pretty and fun for the kids. I think I must have tried dozens of egg dying kits and techniques!

Out of every dying method I have tried, I think that Easter eggs dyed with rice and food coloring are my favorites. Dyeing Easter eggs with rice is actually incredibly simple and is a craft that you can do in just about 10 minutes. Rice dyed Easter eggs are also incredibly beautiful. The rice gives the eggs a speckled look that looks like something out of a magazine display. But they are also just so simple to make! Even the littlest kids will be able to make these perfect rice dyed Easter eggs and also have fun doing it.

HOW TO MAKE RICE DYED EASTER EGGS

rice dyed Easter eggs diy

Okay, so let’s get into how to dye Easter eggs with rice. First, gather all of your materials.

What you will need:

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 4 plastic food containers with lids
  • rice
  • food coloring – Easter or any seasonal colors of your choice
  • spoons
  • paper towel lined plate

Step by Step Directions: 

how to make rice dyed Easter eggs

1.  Hard boil your eggs, rinse in cold water and dry completely.

2. Place an inch or two of rice in the bottom of each food container.

Easter eggs dyed with rice and food coloring

3. Add about 25-30 drops of food coloring to each container, put the lid in and shake well to combine.

how to dye eggs with rice

4. Put one egg into each container, replace the lid and shake until the eggs are colored to your liking. Less shaking will give a more speckled egg appearance.

dyeing Easter eggs with rice

5. If the rice dries out too much, simply add a few more drops of food coloring before moving on to the next egg.

Notes: 

  • Once the rice is dyed, remove the lids and place one hard-boiled egg inside the container. Be sure to use white shelled eggs to get the brightest color results. Place the lids back on the container and shake again, tossing the eggs inside the rice.
  • The more you shake, the darker and deeper the color will be on the egg. Less shakes will make for a more speckled egg.
  • Remove the food container lid and take the rice dyed Easter eggs out of the rice using a spoon. This will prevent you from dying your fingertips! You can use the same rice again and again to dye more eggs. If the rice starts to look a little dry, just add some more food coloring and keep shaking!

how to dye eggs with rice

Dyeing Easter eggs with rice is such an easy way to make pretty eggs that will look great on your table this Easter. Your kids will have a lot of fun shaking those rice-filled containers and they will also be proud of how beautiful they were able to make their own Easter eggs.

I hope you and your family try these Easter eggs dyed with rice a try and be sure to send me some pictures of your gorgeous results. I’d love to see how they come out!

I hope this craft brightens up your Easter this year and for many years to come. Happy Easter everyone!

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Easter eggs dyed with rice

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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37 Comments

  1. Katie C
    04/09/2022 / 8:14 pm

    This looks like such a cool way to dye eggs! And less messy, which I love!

  2. 04/01/2021 / 1:14 am

    I love the way these turned out! So cute.

  3. 03/31/2021 / 3:45 pm

    I love these!! I never would have thought that I could dye eggs like this.

  4. 03/31/2021 / 3:28 pm

    I like how simple it is to make these. they are bright and colourful.

  5. katrina m kroeplin
    03/31/2021 / 11:51 am

    i love this idea. dying eggs is always a blast with the kids.

  6. Kimmy
    03/31/2021 / 10:37 am

    I just may to try this with my messy crew!

  7. 03/31/2021 / 1:08 am

    What a cool way to dye eggs. It seems like it would be so much less mess which I am all about. We are dyeing this weekend and I may have to try it this way!

  8. 03/28/2021 / 12:57 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial, my nephew and I are going to give this a try.

  9. Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    03/27/2021 / 7:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing this step by step blog on how to do Rice Dyed Easter Eggs. My son and I will definitely enjoy making them.

  10. Sarah
    03/27/2021 / 2:29 pm

    This is a way to color eggs I had never heard of before. Sounds great.

  11. 03/27/2021 / 10:13 am

    wow this looks like a fun way to colour some easter eggs, I will have to try this out soon

  12. 03/27/2021 / 9:20 am

    Rice Dyed Easter Eggs are so fun! I hope I can teach my niece and nephews about this. Perfect for Easter Sunday!

  13. Kita Bryant
    03/27/2021 / 4:35 am

    Now that looks like a fun way to color eggs. The kids would love this too!

  14. 03/27/2021 / 3:29 am

    Jocelyn,

    Thanks for sharing your rice dyed Easter egg recipe.

    I hope you don’t mind me sharing your blog with my group.

    Cheers

    Robin

  15. 03/26/2021 / 11:20 pm

    while I have never done this before, all these wonderful ideas are inspiring me to try..

  16. 03/26/2021 / 11:20 pm

    while I have never done this before, all these wonderful ideas are inspiring me to try..

  17. 03/26/2021 / 10:06 pm

    This is such a unique idea 😍 I gotta try this one! The eggs look so beautiful👌🏻

  18. 03/26/2021 / 8:24 pm

    I’ve never seen this technique but it’s really cool. The eggs look beautiful.

  19. 03/26/2021 / 5:36 pm

    I’ve never tried this technique but it looks like it works well. I totally want to give it a try.

  20. Sarah
    03/26/2021 / 4:46 pm

    Great job! They look amazing!

  21. Neely Moldovan
    03/26/2021 / 3:34 pm

    OH wow what a great tutorial. I don’t think I have ever heard of this way to dye eggs.

  22. 03/26/2021 / 2:45 pm

    Oh, I love this idea. Never seen it before but I know my granddaughter would love doing this. Thanks for sharing.

  23. 03/26/2021 / 10:46 am

    That’s such a fun idea! These eggs are so pretty, and I love that dappled look that you get with the rice.

  24. Gunel Ibadova
    03/26/2021 / 10:10 am

    Wow, fantastic! It’s a good idea and the colors so amazing!

  25. 03/26/2021 / 6:52 am

    Ah yeah….this could be a fun activity, to have everyone in, this Easter! I wish you a fantastic holiday!

  26. Ryan Escat
    03/26/2021 / 5:35 am

    Never would this ever cross my mind. Hehe. Thanks for this idea. I love the result it made..So cute.

  27. Monica Simpson
    03/26/2021 / 4:12 am

    I have never been a fan of dyeing eggs because of the mess. This is the way to go!

  28. Rosey
    03/26/2021 / 2:37 am

    What a fun way to make the eggs. They turned out really pretty too.

  29. Nikki Wayne
    03/26/2021 / 2:14 am

    Nice coloring method. I love how the rice grains leaves tiny white spots on the egg.

  30. 03/26/2021 / 1:08 am

    This technique looks like it would be so much fun! I remember worrying about drips and spills using the liquid dyes. Hopefully, I’ll get to dye eggs with my granddaughter next year. We’ll use this method!

  31. 03/26/2021 / 12:05 am

    I’m going to try this rice dying technique with the kids. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun.

  32. 03/26/2021 / 12:04 am

    I am so trying this! I love the textured look that rice dying gives the eggs!

  33. 03/25/2021 / 11:24 pm

    Such pretty eggs. I will have to try these with my boys on Good Friday

  34. 03/25/2021 / 11:00 pm

    Such festive colors and it looks like fun to make those eggs. I have to try this method with my nieces and nephews.

  35. Ben
    03/25/2021 / 10:39 pm

    Hey, that’s really cool! I’ve never seen eggs dyed like this before. I love the mottled look.

  36. Amber Myers
    03/25/2021 / 9:51 pm

    How pretty! We will have to try these out. What a unique way to dye eggs.

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