There are a number of ways on how to color Easter eggs with food coloring. You can use food colors, tissues, crepe paper, crayons etc. Dying Easter eggs in food color is quite safe as it doesn’t contain any harmful colors or ingredients that can have a detrimental effect on your health or skin.
Here are few instructions to follow on how to dye Easter eggs with food coloring.
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring
1. Choose eggs carefully.
While shopping for eggs, you should make sure to buy tough and hard-shelled eggs. Opt for eggs removed from a cold storage facility. The eggs don’t necessarily have to be fresh from the store because your are only using them for art and decoration.
2. Boil the eggs.
For Easter, hard-boiled eggs are used as they can peel off easily. In a bowl of cold water, add a tablespoon of vinegar and dip the eggs. Boil eggs for at least ten minutes. Remove them from bowl and again place them in cold water. Put in half a tablespoon of salt to avoid cracking.
3. Cool the eggs.
Remove the eggs from the bowl and let it cool for a few minutes. Once it attains a normal temperature, start using the food coloring. This is an important step before you dye easter eggs.
4. Use non-toxic colors.
Make sure you use non-toxic food coloring. The color tablets are available in the market. For different colors, different containers are used. In each cup, put two teaspoons of white vinegar along with a color tablet and pour half a cup of water to make a mixture.
5. Make decorations.
Before you start coloring, make attractive decorations on eggs. You can make different types of designs like flowers, toys, animals, trees, mountains or birds! Use crayons or thin candles to draw pictures. Use rubber bands around to keep the white area untouched by the dye.
6. Coloring little eggs with little hands.
Ask your kids to participate in coloring or dying eggs. Have them dip their eggs in the color-filled bowls. Show them the way to dye easter eggs and dab them with a paper towel or tissue.
7. Soak long for stronger color!
To make Easter eggs look more natural and colorful or dark in color, immerse them in the colored solution for longer. This will allow the dye to settle around eggs.
8. Dying brown eggs.
If you plan to use brown eggs, keep in mind that the colored solution won’t have the same effect as it does with white eggs. Coloring brown eggs is more difficult and the colors won’t appear as saturated or vibrant.
9. Place on egg stands.
Create beautiful egg stands using paper, ribbon and tissue roll. Decorate your egg creations on top of the stand. You can use glitter or other embellishments to make them more attractive and appealing.
10. Refrigerate the eggs after dying.
The eggs should be kept cold in the refrigerator before and after coloring. They shouldn’t be kept outside for too long as they will lose their quality and may begin to perish. So it’s a good idea to keep the dyed eggs in fridge to maintain their life.
Learning how to dye Easter eggs with food coloring is usually one of the main attractions of Easter Sunday for children. The kids will cherish the tradition forever!