Every year for as long as I can remember; my family and I have dyed Easter eggs. My mother would buy the dye kit, boil the eggs, and at the end we would have bright colored eggs. After all these years, I still dye eggs with my mom. And I am still amazed at how easy it is to make these tasty and pretty Easter decorations.
- Dye kit
- Warm water
- Paper towels
First boil your eggs. My family is small; it's just my mom, brother and myself. But we often make about 2 dozen dyed eggs. One plus to this project is you can have hard boiled eggs for breakfast about a week after Easter is over.
There are a lot of egg dye kits on the market. I like the Paas kits because they are easy and have different varieties, from tie dye kits to glitter kits. The basic kit comes with about six colors. Other sets come with more materials to make the eggs unique, like special crayons to write names and stickers. My favorite thing from the kit is shrink wrap to put around the egg. Place the shrink wrap around a colored egg or a plain white egg and watch the magic happen. The kit has a lot of tools to make egg dying even more fun.
Once the eggs are boiled, prepare your dye. Place one color tablet in each cup. Next add a tablespoon or two of vinegar. Vinegar makes the eggs brighter and dissolves the tablet quicker. When the color tablet has dissolved, fill the cup with warm water. Place one egg in each cup. Leave the eggs in the dye until you have reached your desired shade of egg. The longer you leave the egg in the dye, the richer the color is on the shell. If you take the eggs out a little early, you will have a lovely soft pastel color on the eggs. Finally, remove the eggs from the dye, and place them on paper towels to dry. Repeat as necessary.
Once the eggs are done, they're almost too pretty to eat. If you are not ready to snack on your egg creations yet, decorate Easter baskets or table settings with your newly colored eggs.