I’m sure this isn’t an original idea, but I did think of it all by myself. My four year old absolutely loved dying eggs for Easter. I thought this process would be simple to use for other holidays as well.
Step 1: Hard Boil Your Eggs
There are a gazillion ways to hard boil eggs. Use your preferred method, or do it the Betty Crocker way:
Cover single layer of eggs with at least 1 inch of cold water.
Remove from heat.
Cover with lid.
Let stand 18 minutes.
Pour off hot water.
Run cool water over them until completely cool.
Step 2: Pre-Dye Decorating for Your Eggs
There are a bunch of things you can do to your eggs before you dye them.
You can use the wax-resist method, color your eggs with crayons and the dye can’t penetrate the wax.
The same thing goes for stickers.
You can wrap rubber bands tightly around your eggs to make lines.
Step 3: Dye Your Eggs
You don’t need a kit to dye eggs.
Take a mug, I used my soup mugs.
Add 1 1/2 cup hot tap water.
Add 1 teaspoon white vinegar.
Add 20(ish) drops food coloring. We made orange, purple, and green.
Dip your egg in the dye, using your fingers, a spoon, a whisk, a wire dipper thingie…
The longer you leave the egg in the deeper your color will be.
You can redip parts of the egg to get layers of color, changing position and/or colors. A whisk is helpful for holding an egg partially submerged.
Or cover parts with tape and re-dye.
I put a kitchen towel down to dry them on, you can gently roll them to encourage them to dry.
Step 4: Post-Dye Bling for Your Eggs
There are many ways to decorate your dyed eggs.
You can use markers to draw faces and designs on them, or crayons.
You can add stickers.
You can add glitter. We painted on glitter glue, but if you glitter them odds are good you will be eating glitter.
You can paint them.
You can glue tissue paper pieces or hole punches on.
You can use pipe cleaners to make arms, legs, wings, etc.
Make holders for your eggs with little strips of cardboard taped into a circle.
Store your eggs in the fridge and eat them within a week.
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