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Easter is a holiday for the entire family. There are tons of ways to celebrate Easter and many different families do it many different ways. However there is one thing that seems to unite all of these celebrations: the dying of Easter Eggs! Let's take a look at how to dye Easter Eggs and make it a fun time for your whole family.
1. Hard boil some eggs
The first thing that you need to do is hard boil some eggs. Get a pot of hot water boiling and toss your eggs in. When they are done take 'em out to cool.
2. Lay down some paper towels and be ready to get messy
Dying eggs is a messy business. Protect your counter and clothes by putting on an apron and laying down some paper towels. This is an integral step especially if children are involved!
3. Mix containers with water, vinegar, and your choice of food coloring
Now for the dye. Get a bunch of little bowls, or cups, and fill them with water, vinegar, and the color of dye you want to use. (You can buy Easter egg dye in stores.) Have multiple color options to keep things creative.
4. Now soak the eggs in the coloring
Using a spoon, or tongs, lower the eggs into the different colored containers. Keep them in there for up to 5 minutes at a time for a bright color and longer for a darker color.
5. Dry the eggs and wait
After you have colored as many eggs as you want you just have to set them aside to dry. This process can take a little while so set them back in their carton and push them out of the way. Handle them once dry.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|