Dyed hard -boiled eggs


1. Spread newspaper over your work surface. Prepare dye for coloring eggs, and individual mugs or containers for each color.

2. Place one teaspoon of vinegar in each cup. Add about 1 1/2 cups hot water to the vinegar. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container.

3. Dip each egg into the dye, allowing the egg to sit for only a few minutes for pastel eggs, or several minutes for darker eggs.

4. Use a spoon to remove egg from dye and gently dry excess water with a paper towel.

Vegetable color dyes:

– Onion skins produce beautiful deep golden yellow and if you deliberately wrap some eggs inside skins you will find beautiful delicate patterns on them when they are cool.

– Beetroot juice for pink.

– Moss or birch leaves for green.

To make speckles Eggs:

– Mix 10 drops of red and 5 drops of green food coloring in a small glass with a few drops of water. You should now have brown dye.

– To speckle the eggs (You may want to wear rubber gloves for this step!): Dip an old toothbrush in the brown dye, shaking off the excess water. Point the toothbrush 6 to 10 inches from the egg. Run your finger along the bristles from front to back to speckle the egg.

– Place eggs in an empty egg carton to dry, then store in the refrigerator.

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