Ever run into the dilemma of not having Easter egg dye kits? Well this year was the first time ever I didn’t have any in my stash that I usually keep each year! I love getting them on discount right after Easter each year but I guess I forget to get some last year or either that I have them stashed somewhere other then where I usually keep them. Regardless I was determined I wasn’t going to go to the store the night before Easter and get kits so I made my own! This craft is easy to do, I promise!
Here is what you will need:
- Food Coloring/Icing Coloring Gels
- Disposable Cups
- Paper towels for any messes
- Leftover Wire Egg Scoopers (I save mine each year) or just use spoons
- Leftover clear wax crayon or white crayon (I save mine from each year)
First, I filled up the cups at least half way with vinegar. Then, with toothpicks I added the different colors to each cup. If you have the gels just squeeze a little bit in until you reach the shade of color you are looking for. Make sure to stir the color in with a spoon until it all dissolves. If it doesn’t dissolve then you may end up with a speckled egg which is actually pretty cool too. Then you are ready to color your Easter eggs! Yes it is that simple!
The kids had a blast and even my neighbor’s daughter joined in on the fun and dyed some eggs with us! They loved all the different colors and watching how the eggs turned out.
The colors were so vibrant then what you get from the kit dyes I thought. The kids experimented and tie-dyed some of the eggs as well which turned out pretty neat as you can see in the 2nd picture below.
Also, if you do like the speckled Easter egg look then all you have to do is have a small container filled with uncooked rice and a little food coloring and gently shake it around. Voila, you have a speckled egg! I didn’t make any this year but will be next year. :) You may want to pin this idea for future use if you ever run into the same dilemma or just want a customized color palette of your own instead of what colors come in the kits each year.