It's that time of year again...time to dye some Easter eggs! With just some simple materials from around the house and some dye, your Easter eggs will be the star of the show! We are giving you some tips on how to dye the perfect, festive egg that everyone will be sure to love!
Let's start with the basics. To start off our eggtastic journey, we must hard boil the eggs. You can do this by boiling them on the stovetop or by using our amazing Egg Central Cooker! While the eggs are cooking, place newspaper down on table to prevent any dye from staining your surfaces.
Now onto the color! You can always use a store-bought Easter egg dying kit or you can make your own dyes: In deep bowls or jars, simply add about one cup of warm water. Next, place about 20 drops of food coloring of your choice and 1 teaspoon of vinegar. If you would like the color to be bolder, add more food coloring drops or dip your eggs into the dye multiple times to achieve the hue you desire.
You can do this for as many colors as you wish! Trendy colors for the season are pastels, such as mint or peach and bright colors such as yellow or hot pink. You can even use watercolors to paint designs on your eggs. Now that the eggs are ready to be beautified, here are a couple of dyeing tips:
Gently place eggs into jar with a spoon and make sure to turn the eggs around every so often. Let it soak for about 5 minutes.
Use a set of tongs to help you place the eggs in the jar and to take them out
You can use the egg carton to place into to let them dry and make sure to place in the refrigerator when you are finished decorating!
Let's not stop at simply adding color to the eggs! There is an array of ideas on how to make your Easter eggs extra festive:
Stripes and Poka Dots:
If you would like to decorate your Easter egg with strips or poka dots, all you need are rubber bands and round stickers! Before placing the egg in the dye, wrap rubber bands around the egg where you would like the strips to be. The same is to be done with round stickers, place as many as you would like around the egg before dying. Once the eggs are completely cooled, removed the rubber bands and stickers.
If you would like more sparkle to your eggs, simply dye the egg and place glitter dots all around the egg or sprinkle glitter onto the wet dye. You can also write on the egg before dying with a light color wax crayon to create any design or pattern!
Let's add some dramatic flair to your Easter eggs! Although this not the traditional way of dying Eater eggs, the results are stunning and couldn't be simpler. After the eggs have been cooked and cooled, crack the eggs by gently rolling them on the table. Dip the cracked eggs into cool water dye and let sit in the fridge for about 5 hours. After the dye on the eggs has completely cooled, peel off the shell and bam....you have yourself a marbled egg!
Stickers and Sponge Colored
Simply dye eggs, completely dry and place on stickers of your choice. It can be flowers, bunnies, and more! You can also add gold jewelry tattoos for a more elegant touch! To add a splash of color, use a sea sponge to dap on different blotches of craft paint!
Tissue Paper and Fabric
Create beautiful designs and patterns with fabrics and tissue paper! For tissue paper designs, cut paper into desired shapes. Then, using a decoupage paint, lightly brush the tissue paper and gently press onto dyed egg. You can also use fabric for extra design. Take a piece of cheesecloth and wrap it around the