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Coloring Easter Eggs with Rice

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Looking for a mess-free way to color eggs this year with the kiddos? Try coloring Easter eggs with rice! Just add rice and food coloring to a bag and shake! For more egg coloring ideas see my Easter page.

Coloring Easter Eggs with Rice

Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to get creative with how you decorate your eggs! If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional dye kits, why not try a fun, mess-free way of coloring Easter eggs with rice? With just a few ingredients, you can make beautiful and unique speckled Easter eggs that will look adorable on your holiday table.

Plus since the food coloring is inside a zip top bag there will be less mess on your hands and kitchen counters! Which makes this the perfect craft for toddlers and small children. They will have a ball shaking the rice filled bags to color their eggs.

This craft is perfect for classroom projects since there is no boiling water or vinegar in this recipe!

Rice Dyed Eggs in Cups

Another way of coloring eggs with rice is to use cups instead of zip top bags.

INGREDIENTS

  1. Pour the rice into the cups. Add 5-10 drops of food coloring and shake or use a spoon to blend the coloring into the rice.
  2. Add an egg to the cup and cover it tightly with plastic wrap (or lid).
  3. Gently shake and swirl the egg in the cup until it is the desired color.
  4. Set aside to dry on a drying rack or paper towel.
  5. Repeat the steps with more colors. Add more dye to the rice after each egg.
  6. NOTE: If the rice with dye sits too long between shakes it may dry out, just add more dye.

Speckled Easter Eggs with Rice

Coloring Easter Eggs with Rice

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

how to color eggs with rice bags
  • Add 1 cup of rice to 4 Ziploc bags.
  • Add 15-20 drops of food coloring to the rice in each bag. The more of the food coloring you add the darker the color will be.
  • Seal the bag and shake the rice to distribute the food coloring into the rice.
rolling eggs in dyed rice
  • Add the egg quickly after adding the dye to the rice so it does not dry out. Seal the bag.
  • Seal the bag and shake the bag to color the egg and distribute the color.
  • Remove the egg and place on a drying rack or paper towel to dry.
  • You may need to add more dye to the rice when dyeing a second egg in the same bag.

TIP: When using gloves be careful not to transfer other colors onto the eggs. Keep the gloves dry and possible use one glove per color.

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Dyeing Easter Eggs with Rice and Food Coloring

Skip the mess of soaking eggs in water and vinegar and color your eggs in rice baggies! Great for toddlers!
Servings: 12 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 415

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup of rice to 4 Ziploc bags.
  • Add 15-20 drops of food coloring to the rice in each bag. The more of the food coloring you add the darker the color will be.
  • Seal the bag and shake the rice to distribute the food coloring into the rice.
  • Add the egg quickly after adding the dye to the rice so it does not dry out. Seal the bag.
  • Seal the bag and shake the bag to color the egg and distribute the color.
  • Remove the egg and place on a drying rack or paper towel to dry.
  • You may need to add more dye to the rice when dyeing a second egg in the same bag.
  • Store the eggs in the refrigerator after coloring.

NOTES

TIPS: You can use Minute Rice and regular rice and both worked well. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 169mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

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4 ziploc bags quart size, you can use more for more colors, 1 bag per color
COURSE :APPETIZERS
CUISINE :American
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