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March 30, 2013: "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. Coloring live eggs is dangerous... I let the water COMPLETELY cool before dipping them... (I did not want to hard boil them). 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. UPDATE June 7, 2014: I forgot to mention that we did this again with this years spring hatch! Soooo much fun, Nif! The grand-kids love waiting for their Easter eggs to become "real". I'm attempting to add photos of the new babies, but it might not get approved at this point in time (I should have done it immediately). The color of the eggs, once again, stayed intact in the incubator and the babies have no harm from the dye or vinegar (although I do use a smaller amount of the vinegar than stated, and I DO cool the water to room temp before dunking). Just thought I would update you, hun! :)
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!!!
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!
We experimented with stickers and a white crayon and just had a good time. A wonderful way to bring family together for Easter fun. Thanks for all the ideas on decorating eggs.
We had so much fun and the eggs turned out so pretty! Due to the age of the children we only did plain solid colors. Nif just loved your suggestions and directions as they make egg dying and decorating a snap. Thanks so much for the post.