For as long as I can remember, I have dyed Easter Eggs with food coloring. It’s simple, cheap, and works tons better than the box dye. If you don’t already know how to do it, here’s how:
Get some boiled eggs, vinegar and food coloring. I used both McCormick and AmeriColor gel food coloring and they both worked incredibly well.
Put about 3/4 c boiling water plus 1 Tbsp. vinegar in each color cup. Then, add as much food coloring as you want. I added 10ish drops of the McCormick food coloring and a small squirt of the AmeriColor gel.
Then, dip away!
The eggs dye really fast. Most colors took less than a minute to color the eggs.
The kids had fun experimenting with different color mixing. If you look very closely you can see the different color swirls in the eggs:
We decided to try painting on the eggs with our paint pens. They are one of the kid’s favorite art supplies. They are watercolor paints put in a pen. We bought them for the kids for Christmas. You can find them at Wal-Mart. The colors are a lot more intense than regular water colors. Plus you don’t have to worry about a cup of paint water tipping over.
I was actually really surprised at how cool they turned out:
The colors painted on the eggs so well, that we even got the yellow to paint over a dark blue egg:
It turned out to be a fun afternoon art project!
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