NATURE’S COLORS Easter Egg Coloring Guide
- Place one dozen eggs in a large saucepan, adding enough water to immerse the eggs completely, with 1 inch of coverage.
- Add up to 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to each quart of water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 15 minutes.
- Drain the pan of the hot water and fill it again with cold water to stop the eggs from cooking. Dry each egg with a towel before dyeing.
- Into a deep cup, small glass bowl, or coffee mug, pour enough boiling water to completely cover eggs. Add 20 to 30 drops of the dye, making certain to stir well, and 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar per cup of water.
- Slowly lower eggs into the dye water. Once the eggs are immersed, gently rock the containers or move the eggs around with a spoon to shake off any air bubbles.
- Let the eggs soak in the hot dye water for 1-2 hours. At a certain point the eggshell will stop absorbing pigment.
- Lift the eggs out with two forks or a spoon. Place the eggs on a paper towel or pin board. Avoid touching the wet eggs with your fingers.
- When the eggs are dry to the touch, gently pick them up to check the bottom. If a small pool of dye has formed at the base of the egg, blot it off gently with a paper towel.
- Refrigerate the eggs until you are ready to use them.