How To

How To: Dye Easter Eggs

This upcoming Sunday, April 9th, is Easter. People will be spending time with their families, eating food, and playing games and activities. During this holiday many types of traditions take place. One that is most commonly seen is dyeing Easter eggs, which is a way to symbolize new life. Here is a simple way to dye eggs!

Materials:

  • Eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Easter egg dye pack or food dye
  • Cups (for as many colors you choose)
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Egg carton
  • White crayon

To start off, you will need to get eggs and a pot of water. The pot will need enough water to cover however many eggs you use.

After the water starts boiling, put the eggs into the pot and boil them for 15 minutes. This is the amount of time required to achieve hard boiled eggs.

Put the coloring tablets separately into the cups that you are going to dye the eggs with.

Then put vinegar into the cups, allowing the tablets to dissolve completely.

Once the tablets are dissolved into the vinegar, add water to the cups, enough to cover the eggs when dyeing.

Put eggs into chosen colored cups. The longer they stay in the cups, the more vibrant they will be. Before dyeing, use a white crayon to stop dye from getting on certain parts of the egg. This will aid in making fancy designs.

Have fun making colorful eggs!

 

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