There are more ways to create beautiful dyed Easter eggs than just picking up a box of store-bought dye at your local grocery store. Creating your own beautiful Easter eggs really does not take any more steps than using store bought Easter dye. By using this particular recipe for Easter egg dyes, you can create your own stunning colors with whatever intensity of color you want with whatever shades of color that you want. Customizing your own Easter eggs is really the key to a fantastic experience dyeing your Easter eggs. This particular way of dyeing your Easter eggs is great for adults and for little kids, so you don’t have to keep your kids out of the kitchen for this egg dyeing adventure.
Instructions for dyeing Easter eggs with your own Easter egg dye
1. Eggs (number of eggs is optional)
2. Large pot
4. Large bowl
6. Assortment of small cups
7. Distilled white vinegar
8. Food coloring, in assorted colors
9. Paper towels or paper plates
1. Choose the number of Easter eggs that you want to dye for this particular dyeing session.
2. Lay the Easter eggs on the bottom of a large pot. The Easter eggs should be all in one layer; do not stack the eggs on top of each other. If you have too many eggs for one layer, than you should either do the eggs in several batches, or you should use several pots. It might be easier to do the eggs in several batches rather than trying to juggle a bunch of pots of boiling water and hot eggs all at the same time.
3. Now that you have the eggs in the pot, fill the pot with water so that the water is an inch over the eggs. It does not really matter if you do it with cold water or with hot water, since the water is not going to be all that hot anyway.
4. Next, put the pot on the stove and turn it up to high heat. Bring the water to a rapid boil.
5. Let the eggs boil for exactly 12 minutes.
6. While the eggs are boiling, prepare a bowl of ice water. This bowl needs to be large enough that you can fit all of the eggs in it, since you will be plunging them in the ice water to stop the cooking process.
6. When the 12 minutes are up, remove the eggs from the heat. Remove the eggs from the pot of boiling water (using a slotting spoon works very well in this circumstance so that you don’t burn yourself with the water) and plunge them into a waiting bowl of ice cold water. You need to stop the cooking process of the eggs immediately.
7. Now, the dye the eggs, set up some paper cups that are full of water. For approximately every cup of water, add one teaspoon of your basic white vinegar to the cup. Stir the mixture to mix it all together.
8. Now, add the food coloring to the water and vinegar mixture. Add drops of food coloring until you get the shade that you desire. A good rule of thumb is to add the drops of food coloring two at a time, and then to wait to see if you like the shade.
9. Submerge the eggs in the dye. The longer you leave them in, the more intense the color will be.
10. Place the eggs on either paper towels or paper plates to dry. Alternatively, you can place them back in the egg carton as they dry.
Store eggs in the refrigerator.