Friday, March 15, 2013

How to Dye Easter Eggs Use Food Coloring

Easter is just two weeks away (Are you Get Ready for Easter 2013? ) and you can get a jumpstart on this spring holiday of renewal by rethinking your traditional method for coloring Easter eggs. It's can be fun and easy. Dying Easter eggs use food color is quite safe as it doesn't contain any harmful colors or ingredients that can have a detrimental effect on your health or skin. Be prepared when Easter comes! Here are some tips to follow on how to dye Easter eggs use food coloring:

Mother Teach Kid Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring

# 1. Choose eggs carefully

When shopping eggs, you should be sure to buy tough and hard-shelled eggs. Opt for eggs removed from a cold storage facility.

# 2. Boil the eggs

For Easter, hard-boiled eggs are used as they can peel off easily. In a bowl of cold water, add a tablespoon of vinegar and dip the eggs. Boil eggs for at least ten minutes. Remove them from bowl and again place them in cold water. Put in half a tablespoon of salt to avoid cracking.

# 3. Cool the eggs

Remove the eggs from the bowl and let it cool for a few minutes. Once it attains a normal temperature, start using the food coloring. This is an important step before you dye easter eggs.

# 4. Use non-toxic colors

Make sure you use non-toxic food coloring. The color tablets are available in the market. For different colors, different containers are used. In each cup, put two teaspoons of white vinegar along with a color tablet and pour half a cup of water to make a mixture.

Unique Easter Eggs Decorations

# 5. Make decorations

Before you start coloring, make attractive decorations on eggs. You can make different types of designs like gifts, toys, animals, flowers, trees, or birds! Use crayons or thin candles to draw pictures. Use rubber bands around to keep the white area untouched by the dye.

# 6. Soak long for stronger color

To make Easter eggs look more natural and colorful or dark in color, immerse them in the colored solution for longer. This will allow the dye to settle around eggs.

# 7. Dying brown eggs

If you plan to use brown eggs, keep in mind that the colored solution won't have the same effect as it does with white eggs. Coloring brown eggs is more difficult and the colors won't appear as saturated or vibrant.

# 8. Place on egg stands

Create beautiful egg stands using paper, ribbon and tissue roll. Decorate your egg creations on top of the stand. You can use glitter or other embellishments to make them more attractive and appealing.

Colorful Easter Egg

# 9. Refrigerate the eggs after dying

The eggs should be kept cold in the refrigerator before and after coloring. They shouldn't be kept outside for too long as they will lose their quality and may begin to perish. So it's a good idea to keep the dyed eggs in fridge to maintain their life.

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