Easter Eggs

eggs

A fun activity for this time of year is dying Easter eggs!  After you have boiled the eggs for 10 minuets decorate and dye. Here’s an easy recipe for basic homemade egg dye:

  • 10 drops of food coloring(you can have more or less depending on the vibrancy you want)
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • ½ cup boiling water

Leave the egg in the dye for 3-5 minutes or until it has become the perfect shade.  Also if you want the dye to be a different color adding lemon juice will create more pastel looking colors.  Adding more vinegar makes the dye more vibrant and bright.  If you want the eggs to be sparkly you can add some glitter in to the recipe.   Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir with a fork to make fun tie-dye eggs.

To decorate you can draw with crayons and the wax will stay on when you dry, also a white candle will work great for leaving drawings that will appear clear after they have soaked in the dye.  For stripes wrap a rubber band around the shell while it is soaking.

Have fun and get ready for the egg hunt Easter bunny!

-L

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