It’s Easter time! What says Easter in the homeschool and classroom more than a basket full of colorful easter eggs? This is a fun egg decorating technique with a guaranteed great result. Be sure to hard boil your eggs and set them aside so they’re safe to handle. If you want to dazzle your friends and family this year, let’s hop to it!
Things you’ll need
- Hard boiled eggs
- Cups for eggs
- Bottle caps (optional)
- Food coloring
- 1 Tablespoon vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 1 cup warm water per cup
- Paper towel
Pour one cup of warm water into each cup. There should be enough water in each cup to cover an egg. Next, add one tablespoon of vinegar to each cup. Tip: warm water will help the eggshell absorb the dye and give you more vibrant results. The vinegar helps the dye stick.
Add about 10 drops of food coloring to the water and vinegar mixture.
Leave the eggs in the dye cups for a few minutes, until they are lightly coated. Remove the eggs with a spoon and carefully place them on overturned bottle caps to dry before handling.
Fill some new cups with one cup of warm water each. Add double the food coloring, twenty drops, to each cup and stir. Finally, add one tablespoon of oil per cup. Mix mix mix!
Let the eggs sit in the dye and oil mixture for a few minutes. Remove carefully and wipe clean with some paper towel. You should see a cool swirling pattern emerge on the egg’s surface!
Hoppy Easter, Super Simple Crafty Bunch!
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