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Egg Colouring Fun Egg-specially for you!

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Are you looking for a fun activity this spring? Check out our ideas to make some artistic and colourful eggs.

Egg preparation

  • Before you can decorate your eggs, you will need to hard-boil them.
  • Place your eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to
    completely cover the eggs.
  • Turn the heat to high and bring water to a boil.
  • Then turn the heat off and put a cover on the saucepan.
  • Leave the covered saucepan on the element for about 12 to 15 minutes to hard cook the eggs. The large size eggs need approximately 12 minutes to cook.
  • Then remove the saucepan from the element and fill with cold water.
  • The eggs should be cool and dry for best results.

Here are some ways to decorate your eggs:

  1. Use a Kit – We like the PAAS Easter Egg kits. You can buy many different types of kits with colour pellets, stickers, decorations, as well as, eggs holders to use during the dying process. This is an easy method to create beautiful coloured eggs. Check out: http://www.paaseastereggs.com/

  2. Food Colouring – Select a cup or plastic glass that will be deep enough for one egg. Mix about 20 drops of food colouring with 1 Tablespoon of vinegar and then add ½ cup of water to the cup or container. You can experiment with the amount of food colouring that you add to each cup; more drops will create a deeper colour. Use an egg holder or a spoon to gently place your egg into the container. The longer you leave your egg in the food colouring, the darker the colour of the eggshell will be. Be creative and try different combinations of colours to dye the eggs. When you remove the egg from the container, pat it dry with a tissue or paper towel and place in a holder to dry completely. You can decorate with stickers when dry.

  3. Crayon design on your eggs – Try drawing or colouring your eggs before putting them in the dye or food colouring. The wax in the crayons will resist the dye and your picture or design will show through. You can write your name, draw some lines or shapes or swirls to make a unique design.

  4. Elastic band design – Wrap some elastic bands around your hard-boiled eggs and then put them in the dye to colour them. Remove the eggs from the dye and pat them dry with a paper towel. Then remove the elastic bands and you will see that the parts of the egg covered by the elastic bands are not coloured. If you like, you can then put the eggs in another colour of dye to colour the parts that were not previously coloured by the elastic band.

  5. Send us a photo of your coloured eggs and we will post them to show other readers!
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