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Simple Egg-Dying

Easter is almost upon us, and that means a time of hope, renewal, joy……and egg-dying (please don’t get me wrong, Easter is such a wonderful time and I love celebrating Christ rising from the grave)!  There are hundreds, thousands, probably even hundreds of thousands (okay, that may be an exaggeration, sort of) of ways to decorate Easter eggs.  However, you gotta start somewhere, so…..start here!

You will need:

  • food coloring (I used the standard 4 color pack – blue, yellow, red, green)
  • white vinegar
  • warm water
  • non-porous containers (so that your food dye doesn’t stain) – as many as you like for the colors you choose to use/mix
  • hard-boiled white eggs
Hard-boiled eggs, glass containers, vinegar, food coloring

Hard-boiled eggs, glass containers, vinegar, food coloring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*A few notes:  when choosing your containers, make sure you can fully submerge your eggs without overflowing your water; and I suggest keeping your carton to use for drying.

Step 1:  Fill your containers with the warm water, a splash of vinegar, and a few drops of dye.  Mix dyes to your heart’s content for orange, purple (be careful to avoid brown….), etc.

Add vinegar and dye to your water

Add vinegar and dye to your water

Mix the dye and vinegar in your water

Mix the dye and vinegar in your water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:  Using a metal spoon (again, plastic might stain – I used a regular tablespoon), slowly submerge an egg into each cup.  Let each egg sit for a bit, the longer you let it sit, the more color absorbed.

Submerge your eggs

Submerge your eggs

Step 3:  Check your eggs, and carefully remove from your water bath.  Place your egg into the empty egg carton to dry.  I recommend turning it upside down once the top is dried to allow the bottom to dry – the water/dye pools there when draining down.

Pull your eggs out and allow to dry in your carton

Pull your eggs out and allow to dry in your carton

Step 4:  When your eggs are cool, store back in your fridge.  Save for an Easter egg hunt or use to make deviled eggs for Easter!

Simply-Dyed Easter Eggs!

Simply-Dyed Easter Eggs!

Enjoy 🙂

Cheers,

Sharon