Easter is here, which is a sign of Spring and all the beauty of flowers blooming.
And it also means coming together, families re-uniting, hearty meals and fun activities.
A great family activity is decorating your own Easter eggs, whether it be for a special Easter egg hunt or just a nice arts and crafts activity for your family. The best part is that you likely already have most of the ingredients you need for this fun activity!
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 10 to 20 drops food color (any colors you want!)
- Additional paint or anything you want to use to decorate – (ie: small paint brushes, stickers)
- Gently place eggs in single layer in large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Cover. Bring just to boil on high heat. Remove from heat. Let stand 12 minutes. (Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller).
- Pour off hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water) until completely cooled.
- Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food color in a cup to achieve desired colors. Repeat for each color. You can also mix colors to to tie dye eggs or swirls.
- Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes.
- Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye.
- Allow eggs to dry.
- Once dry – you can decorate them as you please! The sky is the limit.