We all know how to dye Easter eggs. We’ve all been dyeing Easter eggs for years, and coming up with the exact same Easter eggs year after year after year after year. But there are a number of different things that you can do with Easter eggs to come up with some new and improved types of Easter eggs that put a spin on the tired and stale old Easter eggs that everybody has been making since they were two years old. While there are lots of fun and funky things that you can do with your Easter eggs, like putting stickers on them so that you can have some hip and cool new designs, there are other things that you can do to create classy and sophisticated and still fun and cool Easter eggs. These marbleized Easter eggs are just the answer to the tired and boring old Easter eggs that you have been making for years. All you need to do is add some vegetable oil to your egg dyeing kit, and you have a complete transformation of the Easter eggs that you have been making since time immemorial.
How to make marbleized Easter eggs
Materials needed for marbleized Easter eggs:
1. hard boiled eggs
2. egg dye (either store bought or home made egg dye)
3. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for each color of dye
Steps for making marbleized Easter eggs
1. Mix together the Easter egg dye, either the store bought or the home made.
2. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to each color of egg dye.
3. Now simply dip the eggs in the dye. Remember that the longer that you keep the eggs in the dye, the more intense the color will be of the egg.
4. The vegetable oil in the dye will lead to a marbleization of the Easter egg!
How to make home made Easter egg dye
If you want to save money, you can spend mere pennies rather than a lot of money on your Easter egg dye. Here is a quick and easy way to create your own Easter egg colors so that you can have the concentration of color and the color shade that you really want for your Easter eggs! Basically, you are creating the exact same Easter egg dye, but you aren’t paying for any packaging or any advertising or any manufacturer’s profit on something that is little more than water and food coloring.
1. One small container for each color
3. Distilled white vinegar
4. Food coloring
Place about a cup of water in each container. Use more water if you are dyeing a whole lot of eggs, but you probably will not need more than about a cup of water, if even that.
Next, add 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar to each approximately cup of water. Stir to mix them together.
Finally, add food coloring to each container. The general rule of thumb for using food coloring is to add two drops at a time. Then stir and wait to see how concentrated the color ends up being before you add even more food coloring. Remember that the longer you leave the eggs in each color, the stronger and more vibrant the color will be.
Most food coloring packages have directions on the back that will help you know what ratios you need of food coloring in order to create the secondary colors, such as orange and green, that might not come in the package.