The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Hard Boiled or Blown Out Eggs
- White or Light Colored Coloring Crayon
- Food Coloring
To prepare the eggs for dying, write messages and color designs using a white or light colored crayon. Experiment with different patterns and designs.
\ In a coffee cup or similar sized container, mix about 20 drops of food coloring with 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Add 1/2 cup room temperature water.
Repeat the steps above to make different colors. Experiment with mixing colors. Mix red and blue to get purple, and mix red and yellow to make orange! If necessary, you can add a bit more water so an egg dipped into the dye is completely submerged.
Gently lower eggs in the cup. The longer you leave the eggs in the dye, the darker the colors will be. Once the egg reaches the desired color, remove from the cup with a spoon and let dry on a paper towel. Once dry, remove the rubber bands.