I distinctly remember those Easter egg dye kits from my childhood. You know the ones with the little dye tablets and the egg holder that looked like it was made from a coat hanger. No offense to egg dye kits, but they are completely unnecessay. You can dye your eggs with ingredients you already have in your pantry.
All you need to make you own basic egg dye is:
20 drops of food coloring
1 tablespoon of distilled vinegar
1/2 cup of hot from the tap water
The rest is much like you remember from the kits: Make the mixture in a bowl or cup that won’t stain. Submerge the egg, and remove with a slotted spoon. From there, either blot dry with a paper towl or dry on a cooling rack.
This is a great color wheel lesson for the kids. Let them experiment with the food coloring to create their own colors, and remember the longer the eggs sit submerged in the mixture the more intense the color will be.
Other Ways to Dye Your Eggs:
If you want to try something a little different, you can try dying your eggs with Koolaid. Koolaid doesn’t required any vinegar since it already contains citric acid. Simply add 2/3 a cup of water to a pack of Koolaid to create your dye. Read more about Dying with Koolaid.
If your looking for a natural way to dye your eggs, you are in for a bit more work, but there are many natural options to create a variety of colors. Check out this rainbow of natural dye recipes for ideas.
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