Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Food Colouring Dyed Easter Eggs

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Easy (869)      5 to 10s (610)      Over 10s (380)      Decoration (118)      Easter (113)      Colour Mixing (22)      Easter Egg (11)     


easter egg, food colouring, dye, kids, children, craft, activity, duck egg, chicken egg
Eggs dyed with food colouring for Easter


One simple way to decorate eggs for Easter is to give them a base colour before jazzing them up. There are lots of different techniques to dye eggs including using food colouring.

You can do this either on a hard boiled egg or if you want to keep it for the future then you can blow the egg first.

Time: 5 minutes preparation plus soaking time
Age: 5-10s, Over 10's
Level: Easy



easter egg, food colouring, dye, kids, children, craft, activity, duck egg, chicken egg
A white duck egg and brown chicken egg ready to be dyed


Materials
Egg
Container bigger than the egg but not too large
Food colouring
Vinegar
Water

Method
In a small container, add 15-20 drops of food colouring
Add in around a tablespoon of white vinegar
Add water (not too cold if straight from the tap) to the container but leaving enough space for the egg.



easter egg, food colouring, dye, kids, children, craft, activity, duck egg, chicken egg
Red and blue dye


Give it all a good mix and then add your egg.



easter egg, food colouring, dye, kids, children, craft, activity, duck egg, chicken egg


The longer you leave the egg the stronger the colour will get.
Remove the egg and allow to dry.

I experimented with a couple of different eggs. The duck egg was a lovely clear white to begin with and very quickly took the blue dye. The brown chicken egg took alot longer to take the red colour so I ended up leaving it to soak overnight.

You can experiment with other colours and colour mixing food dye for a science twist. if you are using blown eggs you will need them to fill with some of the coloured water to weigh them down. Watch out that you don't dye your fingers, mine are a little blue.



easter egg, food colouring, dye, kids, children, craft, activity, duck egg, chicken egg
My toddler thought that blue fingers was funny


Categories
#Easter
#Easter Egg
#Decoration
#Colour Mixing
#5 to 10's
#Over 10's
#Easy
I like this Article - 6
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Claire Winlow
Toddlers love to paint and you can quickly accumulate a stack of their works of art and not know...
7 likes
Paper plates are cheap, versatile and great to make into lots of crafts
14 likes
A great paper plate craft which involves painting, cutting and sticking to create an arching cat...
14 likes
Anyone with young children soon learn that the humble toilet roll tube can provide endless fun
13 likes
Salt dough is versatile and easy to make into many creations
12 likes
Sensory bottles are a cheap and easy toy you can make that babies will love
6 likes
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
ID: 916
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Similar to a snow globe, you can create your own flitter storm by giving this jar a good shake
8 likes
You will have the kids squealing with delight when you set up a balloon rocket! Best of all, you wil...
8 likes
Turn jelly into finger food! This is a fun activity for kids to do with an adult
3 likes
Using store-bought cardboard shapes, or ones you have made yourself, kids of all ages can have f...
3 likes
Inspirational quotes on a watercolour background seem to be everywhere right now
8 likes
Make this cute little fish with your little ones using items that can be found in most homes
3 likes
This is an awesome craft for every princesses who love the Beauty and the Beast
1 like
These easy brownies are transformed for Easter with a little icing and mini eggs to create chocolate...
1 like
An easy brownie recipe to make with the kids
1 like
A great Easter themed craft that could be used to collect mini chocolate eggs or be given as a gift...
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (587)
Any Age (402)
Over 10s (380)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (869)
Medium (241)
Hard (37)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version