Coloring Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter eggs: includes a variety of different ways to color Easter eggs.

Are you interested in coloring Easter eggs with your children? Check out the ideas and instructions below(white eggs work best when dyeing eggs):

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs:

Lay eggs on bottom of the pot

Try not to stack your eggs (it's better to do it in batches than overfill your pot)

Fill with water so it's an inch over the eggs

Put on high heat and bring to a rapid boil

Let boil for 12 minutes

Remove from heat

Remove the eggs immediately from the pot (I use a slotted spoon) and plunge them into cold water until you can pick them out of the water without burning your hands (a bit under a minute)

Food Coloring Dyed Easter Eggs:

Supplies Needed:

hard boiled eggs that have been cooled(white eggs work best)
4 cups
measuring cup
boiling water(adult assistance and supervision required)
teaspoon
vinegar(plain white)
yellow, red, green and blue food coloring
large slotted spoon
paper towel

Fill each cup half full with boiling water. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar to each cup(this helps set the color). Put 15 to 20 drops of food coloring in each cup and stir. With the large slotted spoon, put one egg in each cup. Let stand until it is the color shade you want. Remove egg from cup and place on paper towel to dry.

You can mix the blue colored water with the red colored water to make purple.

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Splatter Painted Easter Eggs

Supplies Needed:
hard boiled egg(s)
tempra paint
old toothbrush
Easter Egg dye: store bought dye or home made

Directions:
Get your aprons/old clothes on!
Dye the eggs normally. Now take tempra paint in a contrasting color or straight food color drops and dip a toothbrush in them.
Using your finger or a pencil, run over the bristles of the toothbrush to splatter the egg.
This is a very messy project, so prepare the area accordingly!

Rubber Band Easter Eggs

These eggs have sort of a funky tie dyed look to them.

Supplies Needed:
hard boiled egg(s)
wide rubber bands
Easter Egg dye: store bought dye or home made

Directions:
Simply dye your eggs a light color (ex: yellow).
Then wrap rubber bands around the egg.
Now dip in a darker color.
Let dry.
Remove rubber bands to see your tie dyed easter egg!

Crayon Easter Eggs

This project combines a child's artistic skills with regular Easter egg dying techniques. You can use store bought dye or the home made variety.

An adult may need to hold!

Supplies Needed:

hard boiled egg(s)
wax crayons (the waxier the better... in this case cheap crayons are better than crayolas)
Easter Egg dye: store bought dye or home made

Directions:
Draw pictures or designs with wax crayon. Even white wax crayon will be useful for this project.
Dip in dye.
Let dry.
The dye won't soak through the crayon! I find cheap crayons work best for this project (crayolas don't have quite enough wax in them though they do work ok). An adult may need to help hold the egg while the child draws their pictures on it... at least the first time until they get the hang of it.

Marbleized Easter Eggs

Supplies Needed:
hard boiled egg(s)
store bought dye or food coloring/vinegar dye
1 Tbsp vegetable oil (for each color)

Directions:
Mix dye according to package directions
Add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil to each color you want to marbleize
Dye eggs as directed on dye package
When you remove the eggs, the oil will have caused a very nifty marbleized effect

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