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How To Get Easter Eggs Bright and Vibrant When Dyeing

When I see the eye dyeing kits by PAAS with an end cap full of Heinz Vinegar greet me at the front of my local Publix it can only mean one thing! It is EASTER time. Time to dig through the boxes in the garage to find our much used Easter baskets. Buy a dozen eggs, a PAAS dyeing kit, and some vinegar and get down to some egg coloring.

I have colored eggs every Easter since I can remember. Like carving a pumpkin each Halloween, Easter is just not the same with out dyed eggs. Just as my boys began to get too ‘old’ to dye eggs my daughter started getting old enough to enjoy it herself. This year was the first year that she and I dyed eggs alone, no boys.

This evening we got a head start on our egg dyeing, I usually wait until the Saturday before Easter. I broke open our package of PAAS dyeing kit, poured our vinegar,  (Tip: Vinegar is what gives the eggs the brighter more vibrant colors ), and dropped in the tablets. There were 9 in all in our kit which is a lot more than usual. We only had six eggs to dye so sadly we did not use all the colors.

The key to bright vibrant colors is in the vinegar

After many years with the boys dipping every egg in every color it was a relief to me to see that my daughter simply wanted one bright color for each egg. I girl after my own heart. We used the magic crayon on two eggs. With the magic crayon you can write a message or design on the egg BEFORE you dye it so that it stays white during the dyeing processes and will show up on your newly dyed egg. She chose not to use any of the wrappers or stands included in the kit but did opt for the stickers.

For a little added fun this year at this special time of the year, Heinz and PAAS has teamed up to bring you a fun Egg Decorator App. This is a fun application for the kids, and the best part is for every egg that is decorated Heinz & PAAS will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With such a worthy cause at hand we couldn’t help but download the application ourselves and begin decorating our own eggs.

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Heinz and PAAS and received a Heinz Vinegar bottle, a PAAS Egg Dyeing Kit, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.

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  1. So pretty!

  2. We are doing eggs tonight, the kids are so excited. We always use PAAS with vinegar:) Your eggs are so pretty!

  3. How fun! I love decorating eggs!

  4. courtney b says:

    i cant wait to do this with my daughter. thanks for the tips!

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love dyeing eggs for Easter. I’m glad Heinz and PAAS are donating$1

  6. Thanks for sharing the great tips!

  7. Jennifer Speed says:

    I used to love dying easter eggs when I was little…Wish I could do them now as an adult….maybe next Easter….

  8. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lovely pics and helpful tips! Thanks :)

  10. Kristie D. says:

    I like dying eggs. I have “dyed” eggs using a 100% silk necktie. That’s awesome. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  11. Thanks! Our family has always enjoyed decorating Easter eggs.

  12. Jennifer H says:

    the egggs came out adorable

  13. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    I miss being a little kid and dying eggs at Easter. Like you and your daughter, I prefer the solid colors too.

  14. Nicole Schurdell says:

    Dyed easter eggs with my niece and nephew, takes you right back to your childhood.

  15. anne hill says:

    i was suprised to see how inexpensive the PAAS kits are at the grocery store. this year we are trying tie dyed easter eggs – should be fun!

  16. We did not do eggs this year :( Maybe next year. I always loved decorating eggs as a kid!

  17. Melissa Shirley says:

    Great I will use this next year cuz the vinegar I used yesterday was not that great

  18. Coloring eggs is a nice tradition. I remember it all too well when growing up. Great way to spend quality time with kids too

  19. R Montgomery says:

    We didn’t have the kids this year so we didn’t have any events just a good dinner. Truly missed the egg decorating. :)

  20. Love that they are donating to MAW.

  21. This year we colored our eggs using Koolaide! I saw it on Pinterest and just had to try it. I saw several posts that said to leave the vinegar out and only a couple that told you to use the vinegar, so I left it out. I think if we do it next year we will use the vinegar though.

  22. Bennjamin Carlson says:

    reminds me of my childhood

  23. I colored eggs this year with my 15 year old and my 18 year old. I’m expecting my first grandchild this summer and hope to continue the tradition!

  24. Thanks for sharing the vinegar tip!

  25. This is the first year I didnt help color eggs in over 45 years. Makes me feel old the kids are old enough to do on their own. so glad I found this post as I forgot they were out in our garage fridge. Such great snacks they are!

  26. Jaimee Sorensen says:

    We didn’t do eggs this year-just came back from a vacation to Disneyland and Easter came up fast. My kids love to color eggs-maybe we’ll make end of school year eggs!

  27. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says:

    This is a great kit I’ll have to remember to buy them for next year!

  28. ironically everyone was asking how we get such bright colored eggs. we ALWAYS use vinegar!

  29. CUTE!!

  30. We would never think about dyeing eggs without PAAS or Heinz vinegar! It definitely makes a difference.

  31. I am with you 100% except we decorated 36 eggs between 4 kids & myself . Coloring eggs is something that goes hand in hand with family time & Easter

  32. We went to a friend’s house this year for an egg dying party and it was lots of fun. We also did some natural egg dying at home (green tea, paprika, red cabbage, tangerine peels) and some volcano egg dying. I love the bright colors though in the pictures you have :)


  33. I wish I had dyed eggs with my family this year, as it is an Easter tradition, but unfortunately I’m away at school and had to celebrate alone :( but in the past that’s the brand of dye we always used!!

  34. Kelly Masson says:

    I can’t believe you only did 6 eggs!! My boys are 9 and 3, the 14 yr old opted out this year, but we did 4 dozen and it still didn’t seem like enough. They are so fun to color, hide and find. Only problem now is we have to eat them all…

  35. Never done this before but I would love my boys to do it someday.

  36. Brandi Price says:

    Mom ALWAYS used vinegar when I was growing up… only thing I use for the dye now! :)

  37. Great idea

  38. My kids always get very excited to dye the easter eggs, only problem is they want to peel them and eat them before Easter bunny ever gets to our house!

  39. Thanks for the tip on the vinegar. :) I learned recently (though I’ve not tried it) that you can actually take silk ties and use them to dye eggs. Think that would be a really cool project.

  40. We had so much fun coloring Easter eggs. My boys are getting older and more creative. LOL We’ve always used Paas!

  41. cool next year i am going to try that

  42. Egg dyeing time will be here before you know it! Vinegar always does the trick.

  43. Paas is the only egg dye we will buy. It really does have great color.

  44. carlyi green says:

    this a great idea we always go to my nannys house in two aceres of land<3

  45. carlyi green says:


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