Egg Dyeing 101: Quick Tips For Making Your Easter Eggs Works Of Art
One of the time old Easter traditions is dying Easter eggs. A little rusty on how to actually go about doing this—like haven’t done it since grade school? Here, an easy step-by-step on how to dye eggs for beginners. Once you’ve got the basics down, you can move onto more advanced egg decorating, like creating eggs inspired by runway looks. Yes, it really is possible.
Egg Dyeing 101
Step 1: Blow Out the Eggs
Start this process using the tip of a sharp knife to pierce the egg at both ends, turning the knife in one of the holes so the hole widens. Then, use a straightened paper clip to poke through the larger hole to break up the yolk of the egg. Over a bowl, face the larger hole of the egg down, and blow the contents out using a rubber ear syringe.
Step 2: Dye the Eggs
Mix one teaspoon of vinegar and twenty drops of food coloring in a cup of hot water. Whether your water is in a bowl or a cup, make sure there is enough room in it for an egg to be fully submerged. How long you submerge the eggs will impact the color. Leave the eggs submerged for less than five minutes for a light color and up to ten minutes for a deeper color. To make a two-color egg, dye the whole egg first in a light color, let it dry, and then submerge half into a darker color.
Step 3: Let the Eggs Dry
Be sure to give your eggs ample to dry. Place your eggs on a drying rack so they dry evenly.