Glam up your Easter basket with the blinged-out shells! You’ll need a fab foundation first. Read on for our tips on how to dye the perfect Easter egg.
What you’ll need:
4 (or more) hard-boiled eggs (ask Mom for help)
4 hard plastic cups or dark mugs (that won’t get stained)
1 pack of food coloring
2 cups boiling water
4 tsp distilled white vinegar
Newspaper or wax paper
What you’ll do:
out your four cups or mugs on top of newspaper or wax paper.
each cup with 1 tsp vinegar and 10-20 drops of food coloring (depending on
how strong you want the color: refer to chart for ratios).
fill each cup with ½ cup of boiling water.
the large spoon, gently drop an egg into each cup, one at a time. Let sit
for 5-10 minutes, rotating ever so often to make sure the dye is even.
spoon, remove eggs from cups and let dry on wire rack or egg crate.
Refrigerate when dry.
Use these ratios
below to create your perfect color
Orange: 2 drops Red, 3 drops Yellow
Coral: 3 drops Red, 2 drops Yellow
Pink: 4 drops Red, 1 drop Blue
Turquoise blue: 4 drops Blue, 1 drop Green
Seafoam green: 3 drops Green, 1 drop Blue
Lime green: 3 drops Yellow, 1 drop Green
Violet: 2 drops Red, 2 drops Blue
BY JESSICA D'ARGENIO WALLER ON 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN holiday, easter, crafts, holiday, In the mag, April/May 2013