Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Dying Easter Eggs


Hard Boiled Eggs
Food Coloring
Elastic Bands

1)      Create your vinegar water mixture: Adding vinegar to the water helps the dye adhere to the eggs. Use about a tsp of vinegar for every cup of water.
2)      Fill your bowls about half full of the water/vinegar mixture (anymore and you may overflow when you put the eggs in EEK!).
3)      Add drops of food colouring until you’re happy with the hue than add two more drops. I found that the eggs always turned out slightly lighter than the dye mix so making it darker achieved my desired look.

4)      Now start placing in your eggs! Eric and I used different sized elastic bands to create striped effects on our eggs, but you can also use some wax to draw on designs. This did get pretty messy so I would suggest putting down some newspaper.

5)  Use wire cooling racks to dry the eggs (or something equivalent). This allowed for air to get around the entire egg so it dried evenly and it prevented any smudging that might have occurred if the egg was left flat.

1 comment:

  1. Melissa, you are so crafty and I want to steal all your ideas!