Easter Egg Dyeing

This is one of my favorite Easter memory with my Mom and son doing there yearly egg dyeing… just in time for the Community Egg Knocking Contest on Saturday !

Egg Dyeing 101 :

Mix one teaspoon of vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (use more to intensify color) in one cup of hot water in a heatproof bowl, cup, or jar deep enough to let you submerge an egg completely. To create different tints, vary the dipping time. Use tongs to make handling the eggs easy.

Why add vinegar to dye eggs?

Most food dyes are acid dyes, so called because they only work in acidic conditions. The vinegar—a solution of 5 percent acetic acid in water—is there to bring the pH low enough that the dye will actually bind.

Should Easter eggs be warm or cold when dyeing?

The temperature of the eggs matters less than the temperature of the dye liquid. In general, the water should be warmer than the eggs because warm water helps the dye absorb into the egg’s surface better than cold water. Just make sure your eggs are cool enough to handle and if they are straight from the refrigerator, let the dye come down from boiling before dropping in your eggs to reduce the risk of cracking.

Do you have to hard boil eggs to dye them?

Just dye them raw

The fact is, raw eggs take dye just as well as hard-boiled eggs do. So now I skip the cooking-and-cooling prep work and dip raw eggs into the dye bath instead. The raw eggs come out with the same beautiful colors but none of the unsightly cracks that are often a byproduct of boiling the egg

Favorite Dye Kits : PAAS

24 K Eggs :

Really make your holiday shine with this golden decorating kit. It comes with gold glaze as well as liquid egg dyes, for those of you who want to create colorful shades of gold.

    Tie Dye Kit :

    Easter Tradition. Make your holiday tradition extra fun this year with the Tie Dye Egg Coloring Kit! Decorate retro eggs with your children this Easter while showcasing your little one’s creativity!

    Natural Eco Dye:

    • 1 c. chopped purple cabbage 
    • 1 c. yellow onion skins
    • 1 beet, shredded
    • 2 tbsp. ground turmeric
    • Water
    • White vinegar
    • Large hard-boiled white eggs

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 4 cups water along with cabbage, or beets, or onion skins, or turmeric. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove dye from heat and strain into a large measuring cup. Let cool completely. When cool, add 1 tablespoon vinegar for every cup of dye and stir to combine.. Add clean eggs to dye and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until desired color is reached, 6 hours or up to overnight.. Then Pull out and pat dry.

    Have Fun and Enjoy dyeing soom eggs for Easter – Lisa

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