Y'all, IT IS SPRING. Easter is here, and you know what that means! Today we are sharing with you some fun ideas for your dyed Easter eggs! It's such a fun tradition whether you're a kid or hosting an Easter brunch. We decided to keep our eggs looking extra springy so we dyed them yellow, pink and a peachy/orange color. Here's how you can make them too!
Things you'll need:
- Hard boiled eggs (as many as your heart desires)
- Red food coloring
- Yellow food coloring
- Paper/plastic bowls for dying
- Paper/plastic plates for drying
How to make the dye:
- Boil 3 cups of water
- Measure out 1 cup of water in three different bowls
- Add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to each bowl (Hint: if you need more water to submerge your eggs, the ratio is 1 teaspoon of vinegar to 1/2 cup of water.)
- Add 3 to 5 drops of food coloring to each bowl. We did 5 drops of red in one, 4 drops of yellow in another and then we mixed the two and did 3 drops of red and 2 drops of yellow to get our peachy/orange color.
- Dip the eggs! We left them in the dye for a minute or 2 for the light ones and the darker ones stayed in up to 5 minutes. We checked them periodically to see if they needed to be darker or not.
How to make speckled eggs:
- Put a small amount of paint on a plate, we used gold and white.
- Put a little bit of water in a cup.
- Dip a small paint brush in the paint and then dab it in the water.
- Hold the brush close to the eggs and use your finger to pull back the brush and fling paint onto to the eggs. This is most fun part!!
- Repeat until you have speckled eggs!
As always, share your egg dyeing ways with us! If you make these cute speckled eggs, tag us in your photos so we can see!