This is how to dye Easter eggs in your Instant Pot! If you have a pressure cooker and love hard boiled eggs but also want to color them during the holidays this is a fun and easy way to dye them in just 5 minutes! Beautifully colored with little no no mess this will impress anyone.
Have you wondered how to dye Easter eggs in your Instant Pot yet? Well the closer it gets to this fun holiday I am sure you will. I am sure you’ve made Instant Pot hard boiled eggs, those are easy and we did that when we made our yummy Instant Pot potato salad the other day. Well go a step further and with just a few pieces of fabric, vinegar, and your pressure cooker you too can color eggs to look amazing like these!! No matter what time of year it is this can be a fun craft for kids and even though it isn’t a recipe per say we are adding it to our list of favorite Instant Pot recipes because it’s just so much fun!
You can make them any pattern you want really. If you want tye dye Easter eggs then use a tye dye shirt to initially wrap it in, for polka dots use a polka dot pattern but they must be 100% silk material to work….you get the idea.
Here’s a peek of what you will need to answer the question of how to dye Easter eggs in your Instant Pot
- Scraps of silk fabric – 100% silk shirts – ties or anything with this material you can take apart and don’t care about
- Eggs – white eggs so it turns out more brilliantly
- Plain fabric for outside – neutral color like the light gray, or white shirts are fine you see below on the outside
- Rubber bands
- Pressure cooker – this is the Instant Pot we have
Now the directions are quite simple, you can see the eggs, then wrapped with busy fabric, then covered with the neutral fabric on the right. Each layer secured tightly with rubber bands.
- Use a white egg and wrap with a piece of busy silk fabric -use the full color patterned side of the fabric to touch the egg
- Use a rubber band to secure at the top wrapping the egg completely but be careful it is not too tight so the egg doesn’t break
- Use a neutral piece of fabric and wrap the egg again covering the busy fabric and secure again at the top with a rubber band.
- Do this with all the eggs you want to use, enough to fill the bottom of your Instant Pot (6 at a time)
- Pour enough water into your pressure cooker to cover all the eggs
- Pour 1/2 c vinegar into that water
- Put lid on and close steam valve
- Set Instant Pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes
- Naturally release steam for approx. 5 minutes
- Release remaining pressure
- Make an ice bath in your sink, or in large bowl
- Immediately submerge all eggs in ice bath for approx 5 minutes
- Carefully unwrap each one and set aside to dry
Depending on the type of fabrics you have you can really create some amazing Easter eggs like you see here. If you don’t have any old silk blouses that are really colorful, head over to your local thrift store to buy a few ties that are on clearance…they always have WILD stuff!
Then grab a plain white or light plain colored shirt to use on the outside and you are set!
This is a great way to dye Easter eggs in the Instant Pot without the big mess of the traditional method for sure and much prettier for sure!
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