How to Get Easter Egg Dye Out of Clothing

Dyeing Easter eggs is a treasured pastime, but when little ones get excited during the holidays, it can often result in big messes that leave parents holding their breath while they wait for the wash cycle to finish. If you or your child happens to spill Easter egg dye on your clothing, there's no need to fret. Removing the stain is easy and requires nothing more than a few items you can find right in most kitchens.

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Step 1

Fill the kitchen sink with hot water. You want the water hot enough to seep into the stain, so make it as hot as you can stand.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup of distilled white vinegar into the hot water and use a wooden spoon to mix.

Step 3

Soak stained clothing items in hot water and vinegar for one hour, or until the water temperature starts to cool.

Step 4

Remove stained clothing from the sink and wring out excess water and vinegar by hand.

Step 5

Toss clothing into the washing machine on the warm wash cycle and add your regular detergent.

Step 6

Add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the wash cycle as the basin is filling up then wash.

Step 7

Inspect the stain upon removal from the wash cycle. It should disappear, but if it hasn't, do not dry the garment. The heat from the dryer will bake the stain in permanently, making it impossible to remove. Instead, repeat the soaking process and wash again.