The hard part about decorating Easter eggs is deciding what look you want to achieve. The options are endless: You can stay safe with all-natural dyes, or go wild with shaving cream, washi tape, and more. For a more kid-friendly craft, good old-fashioned food coloring is the way to go. And while there are a million ways to use colorful dyes, we're partial to these neon splattered versions because they're quick and easy to create yet look impressive on display.
How to Dye Easter Eggs
- Stir into a cup of hot water. We recommend starting with a lighter color, since you'll be dyeing over it later in the process.
- Mix in one tablespoon of .
- Carefully drop your hard-boiled egg into the cup and let it sit until it reaches your desired color. It should take about 10 minutes.
- Remove the egg from the cup and let it dry completely.
- Drizzle over the dry egg. (Parents, you might want to take the reins here.)
- Let the rubber cement solidify, then dip the egg into a second cup of contrasting dye.
- Leave the egg in the cup another 10 minutes or so to let the dye set.
- Take the egg out of the cup and let it dry completely.
- Peel the rubber cement off the egg. It should come off easily, leaving behind a colorful paint splatter effect.
Tip: While you can use regular food dye, gel-based food coloring results in more vibrant eggs.
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