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DIY Easter Egg Dye

Mar 31, 2021 07:00AM ● By Heather Martin

My family loves dyeing Easter Eggs but my kids always want more colors besides the four that come in the kit.  To make the boldest, brightest Easter Eggs, you can use what most of us have in the coloring and neon colors! We have a step by step guide to make sure your eggs are the brightest in the basket.

1.Boil the Eggs

Set clean, dry white eggs in a pot, and add water until they’re completely submerged. When the water starts to boil, set a timer for two minutes. Then, turn the heat off and let the eggs sit for 10 minutes. Remove the eggs to let them cool in a bowl, but save the hot water for the dye. (That is the secret!)

2. Prep the Dye Cups

Bring the water back to a boil. Prep one small cup or glass for each color you’d like to use. Add one tablespoon of vinegar to each glass, and then pour in the boiling water.

For the brightest colors, add 10 drops of food coloring to each glass. (If you’re mixing shades, use only five drops of each.) Stir until the dye is completely dissolved.

3. Dye Your Eggs

Place an egg on a spoon, and gently lower it into the dye cup. Be sure to turn it occasionally to ensure an even coating. You can leave the egg in as long as you want, checking every minute or so until it reaches your desired shade.

4. Let Them Dry and Enjoy!

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