It’s that time of year when everyone paints or dyes easter eggs. My family did the same. Even though none of us are kids anymore we all enjoyed painting easter eggs this easter. We used a combination of things to decorate. We painted some of them and dyed others and then we used a combination of dying and painting too. You can be very creative with them and it is a great activity for the kids too! A great way to create those lasting memories.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
- food coloring
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar for each color
- Acrylic craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Plenty of paper towels or rags
For starters you need to decide if you want to keep these eggs for weeks or if a couple of days is all you want. If you want them for a few weeks then blowing the insides out of the eggs is your best bet. If these are only for a few days then just hard boil them for 20 minutes in water.
How to Blow out an egg:
Take a long pin and poke a small hole in the top and bottom of your egg. Not too big of a hole just enough to get the yolk out. Make sure to swish the pin around inside of the egg so that the yolk gets broken up inside, it will come out a lot easier.
Over a bowl, carefully blow out the insides until there is nothing left inside. This is often quite tedious and sometimes they do crack if you are not careful....so be careful!! But these eggs will last for a long time once they are painted.
Once your eggs have been prepared mix the dyes/ paint or whatever you have decided to decorate with. We used a combination of both. To make the standard dye you don't need a store bought package, just take 20 or so drops of food coloring and a tsp of cider vinegar and mix with a 1/2 cup boiling water in a bowl.
Dip your eggs in the dye until the desired color is reached. Let dry and display for easter!
Something fun to try is dipping in dye letting it dry and then painting over it with some metallic sliver or gold and then dipping again once dried. It gives the eggs a unique look!