Like the rubber-band technique, this method uses a material that resists color when the egg is placed in a dye bath.
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. 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.
You can use letters, as we did here, stickers in other shapes, or even custom shapes cut from self-adhesive label paper (available at office supply stores).
Fix the sticker to the egg, then place the egg in a container of dye. Remove the egg from the dye and let it dry before removing the sticker.
For more egg dyeing techniques:
Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique
Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique
Egg Dyeing: Lightbulb Sleeves Technique
Egg Dyeing: Rubber Bands Technique
Egg Dyeing: String Technique
Egg Dyeing: Thumbprints Technique
Egg Dyeing: Tissue Paper Technique