_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: Colored Easter Eggs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colored Easter Eggs

I really loved this one.
Do you do dyed eggs for Easter?

I know when my kids were little that was almost as important as the actual Easter Basket that the Easter Bunny would bring.  They always wanted to come up with unique designs and colors.

But if you have looked at the egg dying kits, there really aren't that many colors available.  Well I found these really sweet ideas for different colors to dye your own eggs on the McCormick's website. Before you start you can make an egg drying stand out of a paper towel tube cut into sections or use an empty egg carton.

  • Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar and food color in a cup to achieve desired colors. Repeat for each color. Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow eggs to dry.

Here are some more decorating Ideas from McCormick

Two-toned eggs: Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another. Or, dip each half of the egg in the dye for different lengths of time, creating different shades of the same color.

Painted eggs: Mix 20 drops food color and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar in small container. Paint hard-cooked eggs with a small paintbrush or cotton swab. Go wild with stripes, polka dots and zigzags.

Designed eggs: Before dyeing, place rubber bands, stickers such as chicks, rabbits, flowers or other springtime favorites, or paper reinforcements on the eggs to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove the rubber bands, etc., to view the design.

Personalized eggs: Write initials, names or draw pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing.

Marbleized eggs: Mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 to 8 drops food color in shallow bowl. Gently roll egg in the mixture for 30 seconds, or until the egg is the desired shade. Transfer the egg to a second color mixture, and repeat the process. Allow the egg to dry completely. Wipe away excess oil with a paper towel.

Color wash eggs: Place several eggs in a colander in the kitchen sink. Splash eggs with vinegar. Drop yellow food color onto eggs. Gently shake the colander for a few seconds to help the color spread. Let stand 30 seconds. Repeat with 1 or 2 additional food colors. After the final stand time, lightly rinse eggs with water. Drain completely. Allow eggs to dry.

I think I'm going to try some of these even though I don't have any "little" kids.  I'm going to put mine in the a Tupperware egg keeper (deviled egg carrier from the vault) and then put the Slice and Wedge out when I put my eggs on display! 
This way I bet they will get eaten quickly - sliced or wedged they will be a hit I am sure!

So are you going to be trying this one?
Are your kids going to help you be creative?

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