Hey friends, the hoppiest day of the year is almost here! Yep, that is right, Easter is just around the corner and there is no time to delay on decorations. My favourite Easter decoration of all is painted Easter eggs and why not paint your own.
Painting Easter eggs is a great activity for the whole family. It is a safe and easy craft that will have the kids participating and will have Mom and Dad competing for the best egg decorations. The best part is, decorating easter eggs is an activity that is simple and cost effective. Here is what you will need for this DIY:
- A dozen White Eggs
- White Vinegar
- Boiling water
- Food colouring
- Metal tongs or a slotted spoon
- Small mugs or solo cups
Step one: Hard boil your eggs. This is especially important if you are planning to do this activity with kids. If you don't hard boil your eggs things could get very messy!
Step two: Once your eggs have been hard boiled, put them back in their carton and in the fridge to cool down. Now you can start preparing your dyes.
Step three: To prepare your homemade egg dyes you will need White vinegar, boiling water, food colouring and as many cups ( preferably mugs) as you want colours of dye.
Step four: to create each dye, mix 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar in a cup. Then, add about 5-10 drops of food colouring to your mixture depending on how bright you want the colour to be.
Step five: if you want to make dyes that are different colours than your food colouring bottles simply combine two dyes of primary colours and adjust the proportions to get the colour you want ( ie. Blue and Yellow colour can make green, turquoise, light green etc.)
Step six: Now you are ready to dip your eggs. To do so, slowly lower a boiled egg into the colour you want with a slotted spoon or metal tongs. Let the egg sit for 10-60 seconds depending on how rich of a colour you want.
Step seven: If you want to dye your egg more than one colour gently hold the section of the egg you want to colour in the dye with your fingers. Remove and repeat with a different section and a different colour. If you want to do a rainbow gradient, make sure you start by dyeing the whole egg the lightest colour first and then move up the colours from there.
BONUS TIP: You can add fun patterns to your eggs by colouring them with a white crayon before dipping them in the dye as the wax will repel the colour!