NATURE’S COLORS Easter Egg Coloring Guide
- Place one dozen eggs in a large saucepan, adding enough water to immerse the eggs completely.
- Add one tablespoon distilled white vinegar to the 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 one egg (about 1/2 cup). Add 20 to 30 drops of the dye, making certain to stir well. You may also want to add a teaspoon of vinegar.
- Slowly lower an egg into the dye water. Once the egg is immersed, gently rock the container or move egg around with a spoon to shake off any air bubbles.
- Let the egg sit in the hot dye water for 5-15 minutes. At a certain point the egg will stop absorbing pigment.
- Lift the egg out with two forks or a spoon. Place the egg on a paper towel or pin board. Avoid touching the wet egg with your fingers.
- When the egg is dry to the touch, gently pick it 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.