Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easy Easter Eggs

Today, we made these Easter eggs.
Instead of buying a kit to dye eggs, I did a little online search and we found a super easy way to dye eggs.

You will need:
Hard boiled eggs
white vinegar
food coloring drops

Fill a coffee mug with about 2/3 cup of water, add about 1 tsp of vinegar and about 6 drops of color. Use one mug for each color you decide to do, but I just did the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) The measure ments do not need to be exact, just close. Also, you may want to line the work surface with newspaper to keep the serfice dye free.

Decorate the eggs before you dye them. We used crayons to get a "resist" look. White crayons are really great, but we did not have one, so we used orange. We also used masking tape cut in shapes (hence the flower and heart). My little beauty girl did not wrap the tape tightly on her egg and what we got was a tye die effect (blue egg with white stripes) We dipped the eggs into the cups of color and just let them sit. I fished the eggs out with a normal spoon and dabbed the excess fluid on a paper towel. To make other colors, we diped the egg in the light color first. Take the green one for example, yellow and blue make green. So we did yellow first, then blue. Then we removed the tape.

This is an easy craft idea that that I did as a family activity. Happy Easter!


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