How To Color and Decorate Those Easter Eggs

Children and adults love to decorate Easter eggs for the big hunt or to use for decorations around the home. My children and I have experimented with a few ideas and wanted to pass them along to you. As always use precautions when working on any kind of project.
 
You will need to have your eggs boiled for these projects.
 
Color Your Eggs With Food Coloring
 
Have a small bowl for each food coloring color you want to use and any mixed colors you want to make. Add 1 cup of hot water along with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to each bowl and then measure teaspoon of food coloring into each bowl and mix. Then add your eggs to the mixture and allow them to soak until you get the desired color you want about 5 minutes or longer.
 
Refer to this chart as a guideline to make other colors with basic food coloring. For deeper colors add more until you get the color you prefer.
 
Purple About 5 drops of red coloring and 15 drops of blue 
Teal 5 drops of blue coloring and 15 drops of green
Raspberry 14 drops of red coloring and 6 drops of blue
 
Making Designs on The Eggs
 
To make various designs on the eggs you can use some of the ideas below.
 
Marbleized Look
 
Simply place several eggs in a strainer type bowl and pour vinegar over them, after this is done drip a few drops of your food coloring choice and roll them around in the strainer and then proceed to add your other color choices until you get the effect you are looking for. Let each color
set on the eggs about 30 seconds before adding the next color. Then rinse them and let dry.
 
Rubber Band Technique
 
For this you will need a large rubber band to wrap around the egg several times but still leaving some of the egg shell exposed. Then you put the egg in the food color of your choice and allow it to sit until you get the desired effect you want. Rinse with cool water and then let dry.
 
White Crayon Messages
 
Use a white crayon to draw designs or write things on the egg shell. The next step is to put the egg in the food color of your choice and allow it to sit until you get the desired effect you want. Rinse with cool water and then let dry.
 
I hope you find these ideas and tips helpful and fun as an Easter activity for the family. Just remember that candy eggs are fun to eat and plastic eggs are fun to find with treats inside but coloring your own Easter eggs is an activity in which you can make some fun memories.
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