Easter Eggs - chocolate not included?

My kids love to dye eggs.

The easiest and most effective way to dye eggs is with the food colouring lurking somewhere in the back of your pantry. You can prepare the eggs by boiling them, but removing the egg yolk is much less wasteful and the effect a whole lot better.  We use a nasal aspirator (one that is saved for only this purpose) to blow the yolk from the egg. Take a needle and make a hole in each end of the egg. Place the aspirator in the top of the egg and squeeze, blowing the yolk out the bottom of the egg. Rinse egg and remove any water by gently blowing in one of the holes with your mouth.

Place a 1/2 cup tap water in containers. Place 5 drops of gel paste colouring (10 drops for yellow or light colours), or use 20 drops of liquid food colouring and mix well. Add in 1 tablespoon white vinegar and stir. Place eggs in dye. Since the eggs are hollow they will need help staying immersed in the dye. This can be done with a spoon. Allow eggs to soak in dye until eggs are the colour you desire.  Remove eggs, blow any dye out of the egg and allow eggs to dry on a paper towel.

Despite a little ones age, you can colour eggs for their first Easter and it’s a lovely memento to keep in your baby box. They can observe the fun process of colouring and when a little older can assist with dipping the eggs. It’s worth the mess and inevitable spilling of a cup of dye.  

Perfect for decorating the table on Easter Sunday and the must have basket accessory for all little girls and boys!

 

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Anuska De Luca
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