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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dyeing Easter Eggs

Who knew making your own dye for Easter eggs was so easy? My kids and I watched the simple tutorial on Activity TV together and had to give it a try. You can play around with your food coloring and come up with some real fun colors.

  • hard boiled eggs
  • vinegar (plain white)
  • small bowls, cups or empty margarine containers
  • water
  • food color drops
Put one cup water in containers. Add 1-2 Tablespoons vinegar to each cup. Add 5 drops food coloring to the water. Lay newspaper below your work surface. Use a Tablespoon to put eggs in the dye and take them out. The longer you leave them in the darker the hue.

To mix things up a bit color with a crayon on the outside of the egg first, the dye won't stick where you have colored. You can also place small stickers on the eggs before dyeing then pull them off when the egg is dry, it will leave fun patterns.

1 comment:

The Bentley Family said...

How fun. I can't wait till next year when my 19 month old will be a little older and this will be a fun Easter activity we can do together. Cute little girl BTW. =)