Decorating the Easter eggs is a great way to enjoy the holiday with family and friends of all ages. Dyeing the eggs is a traditional form of decorating, and you already have almost everything you need in your kitchen. Once you get basic dyeing down, you can take extra steps to add pizzazz to your finished product. You can also go away from dying and try your hand at molding the chocolate Easter eggs. No matter how they would turn out, the results will be delicious! So here is an easy method to make DIY Easter Eggs.
First, leave your eggs in boiled water for 10 minutes to make hard-boiled eggs. While it’s boiling, cover the pot and take it off the heat when it is boiled. Then, keep the pot aside for 10 minutes. Once its 10 minutes, put the eggs in an ice bath to cool.
Cover your table with newspaper. The dye can easily stain up the surfaces to protect the area with a thick layer of newspaper. You can also put paper towels, or an old towel you that don’t mind staining or even a trash bag in a pinch.
Now, add boiling water, vinegar, and some food coloring to small bowls. Pour in 0.5 cups (120 mL) of boiling water, 0.5 teaspoons (2.5 mL) of white vinegar, and 10 drops of food coloring for each bowl. Stir it properly to combine.
Make each bowl a different color. You can do the primary colors just by adding 10 drops of red to a bowl, 10 drops of blue to another bowl, and so on. You can also try to mix colors to get different shades. If you want the colors to be more intense, add more drops of food coloring in it. Add vinegar to the water that can help make the dye brighter!
Now use a spoon to dip the eggs into the colored water. Let them soak for not more than 5 minutes, turning them frequently to make sure all sides get dyed. If you leave them in for longer, the colors will become darker.
You can also use tongs to hold the egg at an appropriate angle and only dye one side.
At last, dry the eggs off on paper towels or in some carton. Put the eggs on paper towels so they can dry up completely. You can also put them back into the carton to dry off, particularly if you have a cardboard carton.
Also, note If you’re planning on eating the Easter eggs, don’t leave them out of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours.