By Brynne Ramella. Easter is coming up! If you are spending time with your grandkids for the holiday, dyeing eggs is a great way to keep them busy and entertained. It's so easy that the little ones can even take part in it, with your help, of course. Let's get started!
1) Gather your supplies. Here is what you will need before you get started:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Paper towel or newspaper
- A bowl that's deep enough to completely submerge an egg
- A slotted spoon (or any utensil to dip the eggs in the dye)
- 1/2 cup boiling water (for each color)
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar (for each color)
- Liquid food coloring (20 drops per color)
2) Ready your work station. Set out your hard-boiled eggs so they can cool down. Cover your surface completely with paper towels or newspaper.
3) Prepare your dye. Grab small containers for how ever many colors you will be creating. Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 20 drops of the color of your choice for each container.
4) Dip the eggs. Place an egg on your dipping utensil and slowly submerge it in a container of dye. Turn the egg occasionally so that it gets a nice even color. Keep the egg in the dye for at least five minutes, or longer if you'd like a darker color.
5) Keep going! Once you're satisfied with the color, remove the egg and set it aside to dry. Continue with your remaining eggs and colors!
6) Get creative! Once you've master the basics of dyeing Easter eggs, move on to some more intricate designs! Try these beautiful designs from crafting queen Martha Stewart, if you're up for the challenge!
Be sure to share pictures of your completed Easter eggs with us!