Using Rubber Bands to Dye Easter Eggs

Presented by: Alliance Rubber Company


Rubber bands have many uses, but did you know that you can use them (along with a little food coloring) to create unique patterns on your dyed Easter eggs?

Here at Alliance, we’re always looking for innovative ways to use our rubber bands and we've found a very simple method for you to use this Spring...


Hard-Boiled Eggs Water White Vinegar Food Coloring Rubber Bands Bowl or Cup (deep enough to completely submerge an egg)

Fill container with enough water to cover the egg, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and approximately 20 drops of food coloring.

Step 1

TIP: The more food coloring you add, the darker the final color your Easter egg will be!  Use a whole bottle if you like!

Wrap the (cooled) hard-boiled eggs in rubber bands to create criss-cross patterns or simple stripes.

Step 2

Place each egg on a slotted or regular spoon and dunk in a dye container. Ensuring that all sides of the egg are covered.

Step 3

Keep the dyed egg in the liquid for up to 5 minutes. The longer you leave your egg in the dye bath, the more vivid the color will be. 

Step 4

TIP: You could also dip only part of the egg in one color, then switch to another color to create a multi-colored effect!

Carefully remove the egg and set it aside to dry! Once the eggs are dry, you can apply other decorate elements to finish off the look!

Step 5

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