Whether it’s deviled eggs at brunch or egg salad for a snack, spring is the season for scrumptious egg recipes. But before you crack that plain, white shell, first add a little color to your table by dying them. This fun activity will give you beautiful, speckled eggs. Get creative, and add layers of color for your own unique look.

Happy spring!

Dye speckled Easter eggs using rice this spring-1-dying eggsWhat you will need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Food coloring
  • About 2 heaping tbsp of uncooked rice per cup
  • Small cups, (with lids if possible) (I used empty yogurt cups)
  • Cup cover or plastic wrap to cover  cup


  1. Fill each cup with about 2 tbsp of rice. Add 6-10 drops of different food coloring in each cup. Place covering on top and shake well to fully color rice. Set aside. Repeat for all colors.
  2. Place egg in cup with colored rice. Cover. Gently shake in a rolling motion. Check periodically to see if desired color is achieved. Remove when done. Repeat using different colors until all eggs are colored.
  3. Add extra color to eggs by repeating the process with each egg in a different colored cup of rice.

Note: If dying a lot of eggs and dye sits out a while, or color isn’t as dark as desired, occasionally add a few extra drops of food coloring and shake before adding adding egg for coloration.

Dying Easter eggs with rice

Also see, Galaxy swirl dyed Easter eggs using shaving cream. So cool!

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.