- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
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
- Con-Tact Paper and/or Stickers
- Food Coloring
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.
To prepare the eggs for dying, use stickers or shapes and designs cut out from Con-Tact paper. Any place you stick them on the egg will not get dyed. Experiment with different patterns.
Gently lower eggs in the cup. The longer you leave the eggs in the dye, the darker the colors will be. For some stickers, do not leave the egg in the dye for too long because the dye can bleed through. Also, make sure you flatten all the edges as much as possible because the dye can sneak under them. 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.