With Easter fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to post a few cool egg decorating techniques.
All of these ideas make use of the following dye recipe but you could always use a store-bought variety instead.
ALL PURPOSE DYE RECIPE
Gather: 1/2 bottle of food coloring; 1 tbsp white vinegar; stainless steel pot; water; eggs
Fill: the pot with enough water to cover 4 hard-boiled eggs.
Add: the food coloring and vinegar
Heat: water almost to the boiling point
Lower: eggs into the dye
Leave: eggs in the dye until desired color is achieved.
Please Note: For smaller amounts of dye, use 1/4 teaspoon food coloring, 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. (see below)
SimplifyReady set go and measure 1/4 teaspoon food coloring and put it in a bowl. Add 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar to the mix. Eggscellent! Now, lower an egg into the dye and leave it in until the color looks right. When ready, remove the egg and let it dry. Perfect! Do this for each color you wish to use.
Once you have your dye, you are ready to try the following egg decorating techniques...
RUBBER BAND EGGS
This one is simple. All you need to do is wrap your egg with a rubber band before dipping it in the dye.
Just add a few drops of vegetable oil to your dye mix to achieve this effect.
CRAYON RESIST EGGS
This is a simplification of a wax resist egg.
All you need to do is draw on your egg with crayon before dipping it into the dye.
So, how do you like your eggs?
For more great Easter ideas, visit http://kinderart.com/seasons/easter.shtml