Natural Orange Egg Dye

Make this simple homemade egg dye recipe with ingredients from your pantry.

Orange homemade easter egg dye recipe
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Cook Time:
5 mins
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

Are you tired of buying expensive egg dye kits every year only to waste most of the dye? What's worse, it's not entirely clear what's inside the little dye tablets. Is there a less toxic way to complete this fun family activity?

Take the guesswork out of your Easter egg hunt this year by embracing natural egg dyes. Fortunately, you might not spend a dime on this safe, eco-friendly project because all this mixture needs is paprika and vinegar to dye your eggs an earthy orange tone.


  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. On the stovetop, bring paprika and water to a boil in a pot. Boil for 5 minutes.

  2. Pour colored liquid into a cup or bowl.

  3. Stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar.

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