Have you dyed your Easter Eggs yet? If not, here’s a fun and different DIY way to dye Easter Eggs without buying a kit. Everything you need you should have on hand, and if not, just pop by Walmart and you’ll have everything is a jiffy!This technique is simple, although it may take a few tries to get the types of effects you want. The “swirling” part is sort of a trial and error learning process 🙂
Hard-boiled White Eggs
Glasses or Mugs
-In a container wide and deep enough to “dunk” your egg, mix 1 tsp cooking oil with 1 tsp food coloring. It may look a bit blotchy.
-Add 1 tsp of vinegar to the oil/color mix and stir.
-Add enough water in the container to be able to submerge the egg.
-Now gently swirl the liquid in the cup around and around into a sort of whirlpool-while it’s still moving use your spoon to dunk your hard boiled egg into the mix, submerge it and quickly pull it out.
-The oil & dye are going to look like they are just pooling on the surface of the egg. Never fear-just gently move the egg onto a piece of paper towel and blot. The liquid will come off and the color will remain on the egg.
-Leave it to dry for a minute or so. Either enjoy as is or dunk in another color.
Note: When doing multiple colors remember to start with the lightest color first. Yellow will NOT show up on top of blue 😉
thank you – this is a wonderful post. I can’t wait to try this with my little guy!
Morning !! And happy new year to you and yours !! Just ran across this post and would love to try this method this year with my granddaughter. One question tho … White vinegar ? I know this may be one of those silly questions but I’m the most un-crafty person, with a limited knowledge when it comes to the science of cooking. Thanks much !!! (LOVE your blog !!!) Kelly
Jenn @ Frugal Upstate says
Sorry to take so long Kelly. The type of vinegar really doesn’t matter–either will work. However White vinegar is usually cheaper and great for so many home cleaning tasks that it’s what I usually use. If all you have in the house is cider it will work just fine and shouldn’t effect the color or outcome at all. I would NOT use wine or balsamic vinegar–the red could effect the color.