Bright and Brilliant Easter Egg Dye

When I’m stuck with no where else to turn, I turn to Martha Stewart for answers on everything homemade.

Year after year, I get stuck purchasing the same Easter Egg dying kits over and over and every year, despite new packaging and promises, I get let down over the quality of the dye. Last year, I said enough was enough and after finding a dye recipe in a MS magazine, I’ll never turn back.

My eggs have never looked better.

Martha Stewart’s Easter Egg Dyeing 101:

  • Protect your work area with paper towels or newspaper. Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (use more to intensify color) in 1 cup of hot water in a heatproof bowl, cup, or jar deep enough to let you submerge an egg completely.
  • To create different tints of a color, vary dipping times: Submerge eggs for less than 5 minutes for light colors, and leave the egg in for 10 minutes or more for deeper shades. Using tongs makes handling the eggs easy.
  • To make a two-color egg, dye the whole egg first in a light color, let dry for 15 minutes, and then submerge half into a darker color
  • A drying rack made with pins and foam board keeps things neat.
  • Adhere common supplies such as tape, stickers, or even little leaves to eggs; when you dye the eggs and remove the “masks,” the designs stand out.
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Grace is the creator of www.winemommies.com and www.keeporborrow.com. She has two amazing daughters, Mia and Eva (who are 13 months apart in age), who keep her busy. When she's not stopping them from leaping off tall pieces of furniture, she's the wife to Rob - the best husband and man on the planet.

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