Here’s an easy way to make colorful edible Easter eggs for the entire family to enjoy! Try these, then visit your local Old Time Pottery for all of your seasonal decor!


Food coloring
Cups or mugs



1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Once water comes to a boil, continue to boil for 3 minutes then remove from heat and cover the pan. Let sit, covered and undisturbed for 12 minutes. Run tepid (not cold) water over the eggs until they can be handled. Cold water can make the eggs tighten and harder to peel. Peel shells off the eggs.

2. Mix 20 drops of food coloring with ½ cup water in a mug or small cup. Place egg into colored water and allow them to sit for two hours. Remove eggs from the colored water and rinse well. Slice in half to reveal the beautiful rings around the whites of the cooked egg!



Color Variations
A package of food coloring comes with red, green, blue and yellow. Below are some combinations you can try to make different shades:

Orange = 17 yellow, 3 red
Purple = 15 blue, 5 red
Teal = 15 green, 5 blue
Pink Berry = 14 red, 6 blue
Yellow Green = 14 green, 6 yellow


This recipe and images are courtesy of Crafts By Amanda.


Written by Old Time Pottery
The Do More For Less Blog is brought to you by Old Time Pottery, where you'll always find the supplies you need to create something special for your home at huge savings. We're dedicated to serving and inspiring the DIY community and hope you enjoy our posts!


  1. Coleen March 12, 2016 at 4:19 PM Reply

    These look great!

  2. Della Portee April 16, 2017 at 9:34 AM Reply

    This look so fun,I not wait for my Grand son to wake because he tried to give me a Egg, but I was too tired to eat it. And I can not wait to show him this, he is 5 years old so he will have so much fun making these eggs.

Leave a Comment