Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

The idea comes from Family Fun Magazine but I modified it slightly to get more flowing aquarelle colors, so I will describe what I did. This is another idea of dying eggs that is fairly easily managed with a toddler.
1. I used blown eggs because I don't like how food coloring may seep through the shell and color eggs that you are going to eat. Put a colander in a deep dish, put your egg inside and splash it with some vinegar.
2. Put 2-3 drops of food coloring on the egg while gently swirling it around in the colander.
3. If you want to achieve blended soft colors do not wait and put another color, trying to get the complete coverage. If you wait between colors about 30-60 seconds the colors will have some time to set and the result will be more spotted. You can try adding 3rd color (yellow would work the best as it is less likely to mud the colors). For best results use primary colors or colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
4. Let sit for a minute and rinse gently. Some color will wash off. Let dry on a paper towel or a wooden skewer.

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