April 28, 2011

Dying Easter Eggs at Home

For little man's birthday I purchased 6 dozen small eggs. I knew I did not want to buy a  dye kit b/c I had so many eggs but I wasn't sure how else I could do it at home. I google'd lots of at home methods and came up with a recipe on my own. The colors came out very vibrant, I thought they were just gorgeous! So what do you think?

First I boiled all the eggs in a large pot, I boiled them for about 35 minutes, I should have gone a little less on that time but I wanted to make sure all 72 were done all the way through.

I boiled 1 1/2 cups of basic vinager and added about a teaspoon of Wilton gel dye, usually used for cake icing. After the dye fully dissolved I added 3 cups of water and poured the mixture into a bowl with a dozen egss. I let the eggs sit approxmatley thirty minutes.

Here is the final product! The color were soo vivid and had this gorgeous marbleing effect. I will never go back to a dye kit.
Mrs. J

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. Looks like fun! So excited that you got supplies to paint a chair! Yay! Can't wait to see it.