Hippity Hoppity Easters on Its Way!

I've dyed my eggs (dyed, blown, and painted) and am in the process of filling out my Easter cards. I didn't realize Easter was so close! It's only 2 weeks away!

You should dye eggs. Eggs cost all of a dollar. I used food dye and vinegar this year and am quite happy with the results. Bring back childhood memories -- dye eggs. It's fun.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Leah said...

how did you get the colors so bright just by using food dye and vinegar? My eggs always turn out pastel.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Well to make the dye, I just followed the directions on the box -- boil water and vinegar, then I poured it into glasses and added the dye. I added lots of dye -- I think the directions are something like 20 drops per half cup of water/vinegar -- I added at least that (keeping in mind that my glasses had at least a 1.5 cups of water in them). Then dropped in the eggs (I did 3 eggs in each glass BTW so I did all my eggs at once).

I left them in there a good while. I just kept checking on them to see if they were the color I wanted. They were in there at least 5 minutes -- maybe longer. Also, maybe it helped that the water was near boiling. But really, I think it's just the time I left them in there. You'll notice there is a light blue egg in the bowl on the left and a dark blue egg in the bowl on the right -- that was the same cup of dye but I only left the light blue one in there for like a minute.

So near boiling temp, lots of dye, and long soak = bright eggs. I'm super happy with the colors that came out -- super bright :)

12:34 PM  

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