Dyeing Easter eggs is a mixture of nostalgia, creativity, and homespun fun. Here are some classic methods for tinting your eggs.
You want to start with clean, hard-boiled eggs. Whether you use storebought dyes or natural ingredients, dyeing eggs yields beautiful, colorful specimens perfect for hiding in the grass.
Paas Deluxe Egg Decorating Kit ($7.95 on Amazon)
Paas is what most of us reach for when it comes to dyeing eggs. The little tablets are dissolved in water or a mixture of water and vinegar to achieve bright, cheerful results. Use the white crayon to draw on designs before you dip the eggs in the dye.
Paas has all sorts of kits now, including marble, glitter, and even tie-dye eggs. If you want to go the dry route, try the egg emoji sticker kits or decals.
Try making your own natural dye with color-rich vegetables. For blue, cut up a small head of red cabbage and boil it in about 10 cups of water with one teaspoon of white vinegar. Once it comes to a rolling boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for 40 minutes.
Strain and pour the liquid over six boiled eggs in a loaf pan or shallow bowl, making sure the eggs are fully submerged. The dyed eggs may have one lighter spot where they touch the bottom of the pan.
Boiling chopped fresh red beets will yield pink eggs and turmeric will give you orange or yellow eggs. The longer the eggs soak in the colored liquid, the darker they will turn out. I dyed these eggs for about six hours in a bowl in the refrigerator.
Silk Tie Eggs
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If you're crafty and want to make fancier eggs, try this fun method for making patterned eggs. Take a trip to the thrift store for some 100 percent silk ties and create the most beautiful Easter eggs you've ever seen.
How do you dye your Easter eggs? Drop us a comment and let us know!