The process of dying Easter eggs is a fun one. Many families enjoy doing it together and allowing the kids to get involved. It can also be a great way to decorate for the holiday, and you can use the eggs for egg hunts on Easter.
The first step is to prepare your eggs for dying. You will want to hard boil your eggs. It is important to make sure they are thoroughly cooked, but you don’t want them to crack.
There are lots of great ways in how to dye Easter eggs these days. You can choose a kit, make your own food coloring dye, use tissue paper, crayons, marbleize them, and even splatter them!
Easter egg dying kits are readily available at Easter time, and they are often the simplest way to go. You usually add water and prepare your eggs. Many have dishes for the dyes, egg dipping racks, and a lot of them have other decoration options as well.
However, dying eggs without a kit isn’t hard to do either. You will need several small dishes for your dye. Fill each dish about halfway with water. Add about a teaspoon of vinegar to each dish and then food coloring. You can have a little fun with the food coloring and come up with a wide range of bright colors. Finish by dipping each egg in the dye bath and letting it soak until it reaches the desired color.
Tissue paper can be a great way to get bright, mottled looking dyed eggs. Get several squares of bright colored tissue paper and spray with water attaching it to the egg. The dye from the paper will end up on the egg. Be warned that it will also end up on your hands!
Crayons can be used to leave lighter marks on the dyed eggs before they are dyed. Adding a little vegetable oil to your dye bath will cause the eggs to be marbleized, and using an old toothbrush dipped in food coloring will allow you to splatter the Easter eggs. To do this run your finger tips over the dyed brush and allows the drops to fall on the eggs. It will get you messy as well!
Dying Easter eggs can be loads of fun and makes for a great holiday tradition. Afterwards the dyed eggs can be hunted, eaten, or just used as decorations.