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    Easter Eggs - Decorate and Dye Options

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    40 mins

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    Nif's Note:

    You can have so much fun decorating Easter eggs - it's not just for kids! Here are a few suggestions for both decorating and dying. I had to lump all of the decorating ideas together because I couldn't list the different items in the ingredients. The ideas are easy, just take a look! I hope you find something that can express your artistic flair! Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

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    • hardboiled egg (boil for 10 minutes)

    To dye (for each color)

    • 1 cup hot water
    • 1 teaspoon vinegar
    • 20 drops food coloring (1 color or mix colors, example ( red and yellow for orange, blue and red for purple, etc.)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      DECORATING THE EGGS: Wrap different sized elastic bands around eggs. Wrap them snugly but not tight enough to break the eggs -- OR tie string around eggs in a random or set pattern -- OR use a white crayon to write words, make a design or pattern on your eggs -- OR place tape on eggs to create a pattern or stripes around the eggs -- OR place shaped stickers on the eggs. They can be shapes, letters, numbers, etc.
    2. 2
      DYING THE EGGS: For each color, mix hot water, vinegar and food coloring in a heat proof, narrow, deep dish, such as a canning jar. Mix the colors to your preference. Use 20 drops of just one color or combine colors to create many different shades and hues.
    3. 3
      Using tongs, submerge eggs for 3-5 minutes for a lighter shade and up to 10 minutes for a deeper shade. Remove with tongs.
    4. 4
      DRYING THE EGGS: You can set the eggs on wax paper if you can set the eggs on the elastics, tape or stickers. Let eggs dry for 1 to 2 hours and refrigerate -- OR you can poke many flat head pins on a thick piece of cardboard or foam board. Set eggs on top of the pins. Let eggs dry for 1 to 2 hours.
    5. 5
      Remove whatever decorating items you used and refrigerate.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 30, 2013

      55

      "Hi", and "Happy Easter" to all... I made my beautifully colored eggs this year using this method (rather than the store bought dissolve a tablet and dip method). However, I did get somewhat creative with this concoction. Just be sure that you have latex gloves on, and have plain paper (like waxed, butchers paper) over your table/counter top while preparing these... (edible food coloring can permanently stain some surfaces). Thank you for sharing this recipe. Made for PRMR - Spring 2013

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    • on April 05, 2012

      55

      Thanks for the post! It has been years since I have coloured eggs and as we live in Australia, there are no colouring kits like when I grew up. I can't wait!!!

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    • on April 24, 2011

      55

      This was enjoyable even for my great big teenager. I used loosely wrapped masking tape and different colors to create a sort of tie-dye effect. We also made plain ones. So much fun! Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easter Eggs - Decorate and Dye Options

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.9
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 7.2 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.0 g
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