Stretch the uses of an ordinary office supply with this easy technique.
To get the fun under way, first boil your eggs for 15 minutes and then let them cool completely. Protect your work area with newspaper and set out the supplies needed for each technique (shown in bold). For the methods that require a dye bath, dissolve a dab of food coloring paste in 1 cup of hot water in a mug or small bowl, then stir in � cup of vinegar for each hue. (Tester's Tip: For vibrant colors, keep the dye containers in a pan of hot water set in the sink.)
Note: If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes. Click here for the USDA's tips on Easter and Passover egg safety.
Just wrap your egg with rubber bands before placing it in a container of dye.
Remove it when it reaches a shade you like, let it dry, then remove the rubber bands. Or, to give your egg a few different shades, take off only some of the bands before dyeing the egg in a second color.
For more egg dyeing techniques:
Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique
Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique
Egg Dyeing: Lightbulb Sleeves Technique
Egg Dyeing: Sticker Stencils Technique
Egg Dyeing: String Technique
Egg Dyeing: Thumbprints Technique
Egg Dyeing: Tissue Paper Technique