Friday, February 22, 2013

Easy Easter Egg Coloring

Here is how to color Easter Eggs using food colors.

 When I was a child my Grandmothers' never bought tablets to color eggs, they used this method and it was always great fun. There are so many different ways of decorating, let your imagination run wild. Camo eggs, stripes, half and half colors. Draw or write names on eggs with crayons when they are warm, it will keep the egg white where the wax is. Watercolor paint box for brush designs.
     Buy eggs in PAPER cartons so you can put the eggs in after the coloring bath.

You will need:
    boiling water
    Box of food color (available at the grocery store).

To hard boil eggs, place eggs in saucepan. Cover with cold water. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Allow eggs to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain eggs. Rinse with cool water.
To coloring eggs, add 1 teaspoon vinegar to 1/2 cup boiling water. Add at least 20 drops of desired color. Dip hard boiled eggs in colored water. The longer in the water the deeper the color. Store eggs in refrigerator. Be careful around young children. I would cool the mixture a bit, we don't need accidents to spoil the fun!

Colors can be mixed to make other colors. (Yellow and red equals orange, red and blue is purple, and so on.)