When we make Easter eggs, my daughter likes the tie-dyed effect. She'll dip her egg in one color. Let it dry and then put tape around the egg. Then dip the egg into another color. She removes the tape to have a two or multiple-toned egg. You can also draw on the egg with a crayon. The wax resists the food colors and you'll have white places on the egg after dipping. To expand your palette, you can mix colors with each other to create other colors and hues.
- boiling water
- liquid food colors (green, yellow, red, blue)
1) To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a saucepan. Cover with cold water.
2) Cover pot and bring to a boil. Allow eggs to simmer for 15 minutes.
3) Remove from heat and drain eggs.
4) Rinse with cool water.
5) In coloring eggs, add 1 teaspoon vinegar to 1/2 cup boiling water.
6) Add at least 20 drops of the desired color.
7) Dip hard-boiled eggs in colored water. The longer in the water the deeper the color.
8) Store eggs in the refrigerator.